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If you or someone a partner or a family member has Aspergers, is autistic, or has another similar neurodivergent profile, you may be interested in joining one of our Peer Support Groups.

AV's peer support groups are a great place to meet others who share your experience of Aspergers or autism, to exchange advice, or to just escape from the outside world into a space where you know that the others in the group understand what you're going through. Peer support groups are often the first option we suggest to people contacting AV for the first time, as this often helps the person to find a few contacts and to experience that feeling of realising that you have a community of support available.


Who runs AV Peer Support Groups?

All of our peer support groups are run by volunteers who are peers of their group - they share their group attendees' perspective and experience of Aspergers or autism. Group leaders and attendees may also have experience of another peer support group, for example having Aspergers or being autistic, as well as being a parent of a neurodivergent young person. All AV volunteers hold valid Working With Children Checks.


Who can attend?

AV peer support groups are open to AV members as well as non-members. New attendees are always welcome at all of our peer support group meetings, and we invite all first-time attendees to register for free! If you would like to try out an AV Peer Support Group, please contact our AV Admin Team - let us know which group you would like to try out and we will send you the code to register for free! AV peer support groups are open to peers at all stages of the diagnosis journey, including self-identified.


Please note that our peer support groups are for peers only and attendees do need to be able to participate independently. We invite partners, parents and carers to attend their own peer support groups. For our Teens Group, as the attendees are under 18 years, a parent or carer must attend each event with their teen. Please visit the Teens Group page for more information.


How can I register?

When you have found a peer group meeting in the calendar below which suits your needs, just click on the "Register" link on the left! This will take you through the registration process.

If you have any questions about this process or need more information, please contact our AV Admin Team.



    Meeting schedule

    Updated: January 2022

    We understand that many within our community are keen to return to in-person gatherings as soon as possible. The health and safety of our team and of our community is our priority, and we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Melbourne and continuing to communicate with our Group Leaders and venues as we work towards regularly returning to in-person peer group meetings.


    Please check the peer group meeting calendar below to find out if our next meeting is online via Zoom or in person.

    Aspergers Victoria Group Values and Approach:

    • A Positive Strengths Mindset: We see possibilities, strengths and talents, not problems or deficits
    • A Growth Mindset: We pursue goals through continual learning from each other equally and share that knowledge; we don’t judge ourselves or others
    • Empowerment: We listen, support and encourage others to grow
    • Empathy: We try to understand another’s situation and help, if asked
    • Trust: We value the privacy and confidentiality of others in and outside of the group
    • Respect: We acknowledge the wishes and rights of others and believe we are responsible for our own behaviour

    We call this the AV Groups Way. We expect attendees to abide by this in our events, activities and meetings. Our Peer Volunteers are NOT counsellors or therapists and cannot provide support for mental health issues.  

    AV’s Commitment to Child Safety

    Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility. All adults are required to manage & report on child safety under our laws. AV has adopted the Victorian Child Safe Standards and the 10 National Principles for Child Safe Standards.  If you feel unsafe or if you know someone who feels unsafe, please REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY to an AV team member or authorities.

    OUR PEER MEETINGS AIM TO EMPOWER ATTENDEES THROUGH DISCOVERING:

    COMMUNITY Our groups create a sense of belonging to a community with like-minded, supportive peers with lived experience

    RESILIENCE through ‘Growth Mindset’ and ‘Self-Regulation’ learning

    CONFIDENCE through a focus on appreciation of strengths, special interests and abilities

    SELF-DETERMINATION and independence through mentoring and learning

    FRIENDSHIP and social experience through regular peer gatherings. Reduce isolation, perceived stigma plus builds friendship and trust through regular contact with the group

    KNOWLEDGE shared in the group about how to extend or enjoy strengths, and ways to manage challenges 

    Ultimately our gatherings aim to support self-esteem and, confidence and self-empowerment, to determine your own life independently, including areas of physical and mental health, relationships, employment, finance, housing, special interests and self-reliance. It could be regarded as a social networking program for Aspergers - without therapy.



    AV Peer support groups

    Upcoming Peer Group Meetings

      • 7 Jul 2022
      • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Online via Zoom
      Register

      Partners Group: Online Meeting
      Topic: learning emotional intelligence


      About our Partners Group

      Join our Partners Peer Support Group to meet other adults who are or who have been in a relationship with someone who has Aspergers, is autistic, or has a similar neurodivergent profile. Sharing experiences within the safe environment of our peer support meetings can be a lifeline, and sharing with people who have similar lived experience is validating and often educational. Your partner may be self-diagnosed or have a formal diagnosis, and you may share a household or live separately. We are an inclusive group and welcome partners of all genders and relationship types.


      This month, we will be talking about learning emotional intelligence.


      This session is facilitated by our Partners Group Leaders. All AV volunteer group leaders share the lived experience of their group participants and welcome new attendees.


      Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 for non-members.

      Registration is FREE for holders of a +Groups Membership and for first-time attendees. How to access a free first-time attendee ticket for regular peer support groups.

      Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for groups and events, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the wonderful work our volunteers and staff team do for our community.

      If cost is a barrier, please contact our AV admin team

      Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

      For online events, you will need to register to receive the Zoom meeting link / Discord link.

      Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


      Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


      For assistance or more information

      • Call 0480 385 710 or email our AV admin team.
      • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.
      • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.
      • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


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        • 14 Jul 2022
        • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
        • Online via Zoom
        • 0
        Join waitlist


        Online Parents & Carers

        Community Connection


        About the Parents & Carers Group

        This is an online peer support meeting open to all parents and carers of Aspergers / autistic children, teens or adults to meet, chat, exchange ideas and find support.


        About our Group Leaders

        Our Online Parents & Carers Group Leaders are Jenny, Toni, and Sue.

        All AV volunteer group leaders share the lived experience of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV group leaders have a Working with Children Check.


        Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 for non-members.

        Registration is FREE for holders of a +Groups Membership and for first-time attendees.

        How to access a free first-time attendee ticket for regular peer support groups.

        Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for groups and events, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our AV team does for our community.

        If cost is a barrier, please contact our AV admin team. 


        Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

        For online events, you will need to register to receive the Zoom meeting link / Discord link.


        Community Guides


        For assistance or more information

        • Call 0480 385 710 or email our AV admin team.

        • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

        • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

        • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.



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          • 16 Jul 2022
          • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
          • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
          • 22
          Register

          Partners Group: In-Person Meeting


          About our Partners Group

          Join our Partners Peer Support Group to meet other adults who are or who have been in a relationship with someone who has Aspergers, is autistic, or has a similar neurodivergent profile. Sharing experiences within the safe environment of our peer support meetings can be a lifeline, and sharing with people who have similar lived experience is validating and often educational. Your partner may be self-diagnosed or have a formal diagnosis, and you may share a household or live separately. We are an inclusive group and welcome partners of all genders and relationship types.


          This session is facilitated by our Partners Group Leaders. All AV volunteer group leaders share the lived experience of their group participants and welcome new attendees.


          Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, FREE for +Groups membership holders and first-time attendees.

          How to access a free first-time attendee ticket for regular peer support groups

          Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for activities, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our AV team does for our community.

          If cost is a barrier, please contact our AV admin team.


          Venue Information

          Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood, 3145 Address

          54 Power Avenue, Ashwood, VIC, 3147

          Power Neighbourhood House website

          Power Neighbourhood House on Google Maps

          Public transport: Holmesglen Station (700m). 624 bus (stops outside). On-street parking.

          Accessibility: Ramp access at front and rear, accessible bathroom.


          Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

          For in-person events, this allows us to ensure that we have enough volunteers attending on the night to support the group, and to ensure that the venue can safely accommodate all attendees.

          In the event that the activity is cancelled or transferred to an online meeting, we will only be able to let you know if you have registered.

          NB: from July 2022, unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


          Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


          For assistance or more information

          • Call 0480 385 710 or email our AV admin team.

          • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

          • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

          • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


          Privacy Policy

          AV Event Terms & Conditions

          • 21 Jul 2022
          • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
          • Power Neighbourhood House
          • 18
          Register


          Adults Hub: In-Person meeting


          About the Adults Group

          Our Adults Group is for older members of the Aspergers autistic community and those with other similar neurodivergent profiles. It is more suitable for those who are aged 35 years and over, although younger adults are welcome to join in. (Young adults may prefer to attend our Young Adults group meetings as well as or instead of this group.)

          As this is a parent/carer-free zone, we invite any parents or carers to join our separate Parents & Carers Group.


          About our Group Leaders

          This session is facilitated by the Adults Group Leader, Colin. All AV volunteer group leaders share the lived experience of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV group leaders have a Working with Children Check.


          Cost: $10 for AV members, $15 for non-members, FREE for holders of a +Groups Membership.

          Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for groups and events, members-only programs, and to support the work our volunteers and staff team do for our community.

          If you are registering to attend an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to use our free first-time attendee ticket.

          How to access a free first-time attendee ticket for regular peer support groups

          If cost is a barrier, please contact Jenni.


          Venue information

          Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood, 3145

          Power Neighbourhood House website

          Power Neighbourhood House on Google Maps

          Public transport: Holmesglen Station (700m). 624 bus (stops outside). On-street parking.

          Accessibility: Ramp access at front and rear, accessible bathroom.


          Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

          For in-person events, this allows us to ensure that we have enough volunteers attending on the night to support the group, and to ensure that the venue can safely accommodate all attendees.

          In the event that the activity is cancelled or transferred to an online meeting, we will only be able to let you know if you have registered.


          Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


          For assistance or more information

          If you have further questions about the event, about AV, or need assistance with registering, please contact our AV admin team.

          • Call 0480 385 710 or email us.
          • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

          • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

          • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


          AV Privacy Policy

          AV Event T&Cs

          • 26 Jul 2022
          • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
          • Online via Zoom
          Register


          Adults Hub

          - Online Group Meeting


          About the Adults Group

          Our Adults Group is for older members of the Aspergers autistic community and those with other similar neurodivergent profiles. It is more suitable for those who are aged 35 years and over, although younger adults are welcome to join in. (Young adults may prefer to attend our Young Adults group meetings as well as or instead of this group.)

          As this is a parent/carer-free zone, we invite any parents or carers to join our separate Parents & Carers Group.

          This meeting is running online via Zoom. We have included more information about Zoom and how to access the meeting below.


          About our Group Leaders

          This session is facilitated by the Adults Group Leader, Colin.

          All AV volunteer group leaders share the lived experience of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV group leaders have a Working with Children Check.


          Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 for non-members. FREE for holders of a +Groups Membership.

          Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for groups and events, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our volunteers and staff team do for our community.

          If you are registering to attend an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to use our free first-time attendee ticket. How to access a free first-time attendee ticket for regular peer support groups.
          If cost is a barrier, please contact our AV admin team.


          Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

          For online events, you need to register to receive the Zoom meeting link.

          Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


          Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


          For assistance or more information

          • Call 0480 385 710 or email our AV admin team.
          • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

          • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

          • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


          AV Privacy Policy

          AV Event T&Cs

          • 28 Jul 2022
          • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
          • Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
          • 0
          Join waitlist


          Young Adults Hub: In-Person Meeting


          About the Young Adults Group

          Our Young Adults group is a great place for Aspergers, autistic and other similar neurodivergent profile adults aged 18 years - 35 years (approx.) to meet, chat, and play games with no social pressure. As this is a parent/carer-free zone, we invite any parents or carers to attend our separate Parents & Carers group.


          This month, we are returning to Power Neighbourhood House, and we will be having a barbecue at this meeting. If you have any dietary requirements, please make sure you use the "Dietary Requirements" field in the registration form to tell us how we can accommodate your needs.


          About our Group Leaders

          The session is facilitated by the Young Adults Group team:

          • Matt - YA Group Leader
          • Lyndel - Young Adults Co-Facilitator
          • Cal, Eleanor, Tim, Todd - YA Mentors

          All AV volunteer group leaders share the lived experience of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV group leaders have a Working with Children Check.


          Cost: $15 for AV members, $20 for non-members, $5 for +Groups members and first-time attendees (to cover catering).

          Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for groups and events, other members-only programs, and to support the wonderful work our volunteers and staff team do for our community.

          If you are registering to attend an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to use our first-time attendee ticket so our group facilitators know you're new and can introduce you to the group. Please email our AV admin team to access this.
          If cost is a barrier, please contact Jenni.


          Venue Information

          Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood, 3145

          Power Neighbourhood House website

          Power Neighbourhood House on Google Maps

          Public transport: Holmesglen Station (700m). 624 bus (stops outside). On-street parking.

          Accessibility: Ramp access at front and rear, accessible bathroom.


          Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

          For in-person events, this allows us to ensure that we have enough volunteers attending on the night to support the group, and to ensure that the venue can safely accommodate all attendees.

          In the event that the activity is cancelled or transferred to an online meeting, we will only be able to let you know if you have registered.

          NB: Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


          Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


          For assistance or more information

          • Call 0480 385 710 or email our AV admin team.
          • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

          • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

          • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


          AV Privacy Policy

          AV Event T&Cs

          • 4 Aug 2022
          • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
          • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
          • 23
          Register

          Partners Group: In-Person Meeting


          About our Partners Group

          Join our Partners Peer Support Group to meet other adults who are or who have been in a relationship with someone who has Aspergers, is autistic, or has a similar neurodivergent profile. Sharing experiences within the safe environment of our peer support meetings can be a lifeline, and sharing with people who have similar lived experience is validating and often educational. Your partner may be self-diagnosed or have a formal diagnosis, and you may share a household or live separately. We are an inclusive group and welcome partners of all genders and relationship types.


          This session is facilitated by our Partners Group Leaders. All AV volunteer group leaders are peers of their group participants and welcome new attendees.


          Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, FREE for +Groups membership holders and first-time attendees.

          How to access a free first-time attendee ticket for regular peer support groups

          Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for activities, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our AV team does for our community.

          If cost is a barrier, please contact our AV admin team.


          Venue Information

          Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood, 3145 Address

          54 Power Avenue, Ashwood, VIC, 3147

          Power Neighbourhood House website

          Power Neighbourhood House on Google Maps

          Public transport: Holmesglen Station (700m). 624 bus (stops outside). On-street parking.

          Accessibility: Ramp access at front and rear, accessible bathroom.


          Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

          For in-person events, this allows us to ensure that we have enough volunteers attending on the night to support the group, and to ensure that the venue can safely accommodate all attendees.

          In the event that the activity is cancelled or transferred to an online meeting, we will only be able to let you know if you have registered.

          NB: Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


          Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


          For assistance or more information

          • Call 0480 385 710 or email our AV admin team.

          • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

          • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

          • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


          Privacy Policy

          AV Event Terms & Conditions

          • 6 Aug 2022
          • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
          • Online via Zoom
          Register



          Women & Non-Binary Group - Online Meeting


          About our Group

          Our Women's & Non-Binary Group is a great place to connect with other Aspergers autistic women (cis and trans) and non-binary folk to chat about your experiences, share ideas, exchange advice, and support each other. You are also welcome to attend our Adults Group or our Young Adults Group, or all three!


          This session is facilitated by our Women's & NB Group Leader.

          All AV volunteer group leaders are peers of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV group leaders have a Working with Children Check.


          Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 for non-members. FREE for holders of a +Groups Membership and for first-time attendees.

          How to access a free first-time attendee ticket for regular peer support groups.

          Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for activities, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our AV team do for our community.

          If cost is a barrier, please contact our AV admin team.


          Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

          For online events, you will need to register to receive the Zoom meeting link.

          Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


          Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


          For assistance or more information:

          • Call 0480 385 710 or email our AV admin team.

          • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

          • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

          • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


            AV Privacy Policy

            AV Event T&Cs

            • 18 Aug 2022
            • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
            • Online via Zoom
            Register


            Online Parents & Carers

            Community Connection


            About the Parents & Carers Group

            This is an online peer support meeting open to all parents and carers of Aspergers / autistic children, teens or adults to meet, chat, exchange ideas and find support.


            About our Group Leaders

            Our Online Parents & Carers Group Leaders are Jenny, Toni, and Sue.

            All AV volunteer group leaders share the lived experience of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV group leaders have a Working with Children Check.


            Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 for non-members, FREE for holders of a +Groups Membership and for first-time attendees.

            How to access a free first-time attendee ticket for regular peer support groups.

            Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for activities, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our AV team does for our community.

            If cost is a barrier, please contact our AV admin team. 


            Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

            For online events, you will need to register to receive the Zoom meeting link / Discord link.

            Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


            Community Guides


            For assistance or more information

            • Call 0480 385 710 or email our AV admin team.

            • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

            • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

            • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


            AV Privacy Policy

            AV Event Terms & Conditions

              • 18 Aug 2022
              • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
              • Power Neighbourhood House
              • 19
              Register


              Adults Hub: In-Person meeting


              About the Adults Group

              Our Adults Group is for older members of the Aspergers autistic community and those with other similar neurodivergent profiles. It is more suitable for those who are aged 35 years and over, although younger adults are welcome to join in. (Young adults may prefer to attend our Young Adults group meetings as well as or instead of this group.)

              As this is a parent/carer-free zone, we invite any parents or carers to join our separate Parents & Carers Group.


              About our Group Leaders

              This session is facilitated by the Adults Group Leader, Colin. All AV volunteer group leaders are peers of their group and welcome new attendees. All AV group leaders have a Working with Children Check.


              Cost: $10 for AV members, $15 for non-members, FREE for holders of a +Groups Membership and first-time attendees.

              How to access a free first-time attendee ticket for regular peer support groups

              Become an AV member to access discounted tickets for activities, members-only programs, and to support the work our AV team does for our community.

              If cost is a barrier, please contact Jenni.


              Venue information

              Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood, 3145

              Power Neighbourhood House website

              Power Neighbourhood House on Google Maps

              Public transport: Holmesglen Station (700m). 624 bus (stops outside). On-street parking.

              Accessibility: Ramp access at front and rear, accessible bathroom.


              Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

              For in-person events, this allows us to ensure that we have enough volunteers present to support the group and that the venue can safely accommodate everyone.

              If the activity is cancelled or transferred to an online meeting, we will only be able to let you know if you have registered.

              Note: Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


              Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


              For assistance or more information

              If you have further questions about the event, about AV, or need assistance with registering, please contact our AV admin team.

              • Call 0480 385 710 or email us.
              • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

              • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

              • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


              AV Privacy Policy

              AV Event T&Cs

              • 23 Aug 2022
              • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
              • Online via Zoom
              Register


              Adults Hub

              - Online Group Meeting


              About the Adults Group

              Our Adults Group is for older members of the Aspergers autistic community and those with other similar neurodivergent profiles. It is more suitable for those who are aged 35 years and over, although younger adults are welcome to join in. (Young adults may prefer to attend our Young Adults group meetings as well as or instead of this group.)

              As this is a parent/carer-free zone, we invite any parents or carers to join our separate Parents & Carers Group.

              This meeting is running online via Zoom. We have included more information about Zoom and how to access the meeting below.


              About our Group Leaders

              This session is facilitated by the Adults Group Leader, Colin.

              All AV volunteer group leaders are peers of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV group leaders have a Working with Children Check.


              Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 for non-members. FREE for holders of a +Groups Membership and first-time attendees.

              How to access a free first-time attendee ticket for regular peer support groups

              Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for activities, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our AV team does for our community.

              If cost is a barrier, please contact our AV admin team.


              Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

              For online events, you need to register to receive the Zoom meeting link.

              Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


              Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


              For assistance or more information

              • Call 0480 385 710 or email our AV admin team.
              • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

              • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

              • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


              AV Privacy Policy

              AV Event T&Cs

              • 25 Aug 2022
              • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
              • Online via Zoom
              Register



              Young Adults Hub: Online Peer Discussion -

              chat & play online games


              About our Group

              Our Young Adults group is a great place for Aspergers, autistic and other similar neurodivergent profile adults aged 18 years - 35 years (approx.) to meet, chat, and play games with no social pressure. As this is a parent/carer-free zone, we invite any parents or carers to attend our separate Parents & Carers group.


              The session is facilitated by the Young Adult team:

              • Matt - YA Group Leader
              • Lyndel - Young Adults Co-Facilitator
              • Cal, Eleanor, Tim, Todd - YA Mentors


              All AV volunteer group leaders are peers of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV group leaders have a Working with Children Check.


              Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 for non-members. FREE for holders of a +Groups Membership and first-time attendees.

              How to access a free first-time attendee ticket for regular peer support groups

              Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for activities, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our AV team does for our community.

              If cost is a barrier, please contact our AV admin team.


              Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

              For online events, you will need to register to receive the Zoom meeting link / Discord link.

              Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


              Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


              For assistance or more information

              • Call 0480 385 710 or email our AV admin team.

              • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

              • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

              • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


              AV Privacy Policy

              AV Event T&Cs

            AV Peer Support Groups - Disclaimer:

            AV Peer Support Groups are not able to provide professional advice, therapy, medical advice, counselling, crisis management or case management. Our volunteer group leaders are volunteer peers: they are not mental health professionals and they are not qualified to provide crisis support or to fill the role of carer for any attendees. Attendees requiring a carer or support worker present may need to re-assess suitability before attending.  If you are looking for mental health crisis support, please visit our Professionals Directory  or browse our list of organisations offering crisis support.

            AV has become aware of groups using the AV logo or name to promote services or groups without AV approval. AV cannot provide any assurance of the quality of any group not coordinated by AV and not listed in the links above. They will not be covered by our insurance, they will not have AV Group Leader training and we cannot confirm that the quality of support they deliver fits within AV standards.


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