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Upcoming events

    • 6 Apr 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom Online Meeting. Access Link once registration completed
    Register

    Parents & Carers Hub: Online / Phone Peer Meeting Discussion


    Due to the changing conditions with COVID-19, we have decided to move to an online meeting via a web-based application called Zoom. So let's come together online and have a general peer discussion to discuss how we've been managing, share ideas and concerns and ensure we find some calm in this situation. See below for more about what Zoom is. 

    This peer meeting is for parents, grandparents and carers (of a person with Aspergers or High Functioning Autism / ASD 1-2) to meet, share their experiences and support eachother. We have a range of parents who attend, who have children of varying ages from toddlers through to young adults. The group is facilitated to allow opportunity for all attendees to talk if they wish. Attendance varies from month to month and it's great to talk to others who have been through similar challenges.  

    Cost:  $5 AV Members, $10 Non-Members. Please book and pay online before attending, You will receive the link to join the meeting when your payment is done and you will receive a Event Confirmed email containing this link. 

    Discussion  Topic:

    Coping with new challenges of online schooling and social isolation for ourselves and our families.

    What is Zoom?

    Zoom is a program that allows video, web and audio conferencing.You can download it free onto your computer or phone/tablet. Or you can simply just dial in and participate via telephone.  Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)

    STEP 1: Before the Meeting: Make sure you download Zoom

    Download onto your computer:

    1. Visit https://zoom.us/download, locate Zoom Client for Meetings and click Download.
    2. Follow the download and installation prompts (you do not need admin access).
    Download onto your phone / tablet:

    1. Go to the App store of your device (e.g. App Store or Google Play).

    2. Search for Zoom

    3. Download it, as per other apps.

    Participate via phone line only:

    1. Dial in via one of these numbers:  +61 3 7018 2005 Australia +61 8 7150 1149 Australia +61 2 8015 6011 Australia. Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ahxpuxnWU

    2. Key in the Meeting ID (from your registration confirmed email).

    STEP 2: At the Meeting time: Join the Zoom Meeting

    1. Open up the Zoom application

    1a.  If using a computer - Go to "Settings", and do "Audio" -> "Sound and "Microphone" checks before you start.

    2. Enter the Meeting ID you've been provided (in the confirmed registration email). The host will receive a 'door bell' that you are waiting and will admit you to the meeting.

    Once you have entered the Zoom meeting room:

    • Make sure that your microphone is muted
    • Video - you can choose if its on or off    (On = more internet used)
    • When you want to talk - unmute microphone.
    • Make sure 1 person talks at a time.

    More instructions of how to use Zoom in the meeting will be provided at the start of the meeting. However we can email you an outline for Zoom use in case you need help. 

    Contact Details:  Emma at admin@aspergersvic.org.au  emall preferred, or 0432 139 528

    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom Online Meeting. Access Link once registration completed
    Register

    Adults Hub: Online / Phone Peer Meeting Discussion - "The Diagnosis"


    Due to the changing conditions with COVID-19, we had to an online meeting via a web-based application called Zoom. See below for more about what Zoom is.  

    Since last month's meeting had low attendances, we thought it would be good to repeat last month's meeting on the discussion topic: "The Diagnosis". You may bring your thoughts and experiences of diagnosis to contribute to the online discussionhow we've been managing, share ideas and concerns and ensure we find some calm in this difficult situation we find ourselves in.

    This group is for our older Adult peer group attendees.  It is more suitable for those who are aged 35 years and over, although younger adults may still attend if they wish to.  (Young adults may prefer to attend the other younger adult meetings: see our event list).

    Cost:  $5 AV Members, $10 Non-Members. Please book and pay online before attending, You will receive the link to join the meeting when your payment is done and you will receive a Event Confirmed email containing this link. 

    What is Zoom?

    Zoom is a program that allows video, web and audio conferencing.You can download it free onto your computer or phone/tablet. Or you can simply just dial in and participate via telephone.  Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)

    STEP 1: Before the Meeting: Make sure you download Zoom

    Download onto your computer:

    1. Visit https://zoom.us/download, locate Zoom Client for Meetings and click Download.
    2. Follow the download and installation prompts (you do not need admin access).
    Download onto your phone / tablet:

    1. Go to the App store of your device (e.g. App Store or Google Play).

    2. Search for Zoom

    3. Download it, as per other apps.

    Participate via phone line only:

    1. Dial in via one of these numbers:  +61 3 7018 2005 Australia +61 8 7150 1149 Australia +61 2 8015 6011 Australia. Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ahxpuxnWU

    2. Key in the Meeting ID (from your registration confirmed email).

    STEP 2: At the Meeting time: Join the Zoom Meeting

    1. Open up the Zoom application

    1a.  If using a computer - Go to "Settings", and do "Audio" -> "Sound and "Microphone" checks before you start.

    2. Enter the Meeting ID you've been provided (in the confirmed registration email). The host will receive a 'door bell' that you are waiting and will admit you to the meeting.

    Once you have entered the Zoom meeting room:

    • Make sure that your microphone is muted
    • Video - you can choose if its on or off    (On = more internet used)
    • When you want to talk - unmute microphone.
    • Make sure 1 person talks at a time.

    More instructions of how to use Zoom in the meeting will be provided at the start of the meeting. 

    Contact Details:  Colin asadults@aspergersvic.org.au or Emma at admin@aspergersvic.org.au  emall preferred, or 0432 139 528

    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom Online Meeting. Refer
    Register

    Women-identifying & NB folk Online Get-together


    Due to the changing conditions with COVID-19, we have again decided to move to an online meeting via a web-based application called Zoom. See below for more about what Zoom is. 

    This is an exciting and liberating opportunity to connect with other women and NB people on the spectrum, BYO cuppa! Age is no limit! All women-identifying & NB gender folk welcome. So let's come together online and have a general peer discussion to discuss how we've been managing, share ideas and concerns and ensure we find some calm in this situation.

    Cost:  $5 (AV Members) or $10 (Non-Members) Please do still register prior to attending with your registration. Email admin@aspergersvic.org.au if you need assistance to do this.

    The get-together is facilitated by Aspie women, for Aspie women and is very informal. Once you have attended your first group you are able to join our Facebook group where we may organise catch-ups such as bushwalking in the Dandenongs and other shared passions, once lockdown is over! Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run all meetings and welcome new attendees.

    What is Zoom?

    Zoom is a program that allows video, web and audio conferencing.You can download it free onto your computer or phone/tablet. Or you can simply just dial in and participate via telephone.  Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)

    STEP 1: Before the Meeting: Make sure you download Zoom

    Download onto your computer:

    1. Visit https://zoom.us/download, locate Zoom Client for Meetings and click Download.
    2. Follow the download and installation prompts (you do not need admin access).
    Download onto your phone / tablet:

    1. Go to the App store of your device (e.g. App Store or Google Play).

    2. Search for Zoom

    3. Download it, as per other apps.

    STEP 2: At the Meeting time: Join the Zoom Meeting

    1. Open up the Zoom application

    1a.  If using a computer - Go to "Settings", and do "Audio" -> "Sound and "Microphone" checks before you start.

    2. Enter the Meeting ID you've been provided (in the confirmed registration email). The host will receive a 'door bell' that you are waiting and will admit you to the meeting.

    Once you have entered the Zoom meeting room:

    • Make sure that your microphone is muted
    • Video - you can choose if its on or off    (On = more internet used)
    • When you want to talk - unmute microphone.
    • Make sure 1 person talks at a time.

    Participate via phone line only:

    1. Dial in via one of these numbers:  +61 3 7018 2005 Australia +61 8 7150 1149 Australia +61 2 8015 6011 Australia. Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ahxpuxnWU

    2. Key in the Meeting ID (from your registration confirmed email).

    More instructions of how to use Zoom in the meeting will be provided at the start of the meeting.

    Contact Details:  Emma at admin@aspergersvic.org.au  emall preferred, or 0432 139 528

    Getting There:  No physical premises meeting this month, only the online meeting. See your Event Registration Confirmed email for the link to join. 

    • 23 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom Online. Access Link once registration completed
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    Register

    Young Adults Hub: Online Peer Discussion    Meet our pets & play online card games


    Due to the changing conditions with COVID-19, we are again running an online meeting via the web-based application "Zoom". Our first online meeting for March was a great success, with nearly 20 people joining! Feedback from those who attended was that it was "fun and informative". 

    We came up with some great ideas for what we can do in the following groups, so for April's meeting we will: Introduce our pets and play online card games e.g. perhaps Cards Against Humanity was a popular vote!  This peer meeting is for adults aged (minimum) 18 years -35 years old (approx.) with Aspergers (or Autism Spectrum Disorder level 1-2). 

    This is a popular group where you can meet new friends, enjoy an environment with no social pressure and have an enjoyable night out! Looking forward to seeing you there! 

    Cost:  $5 AV Members, $10 Non-Members  Please book and pay online before attending, You will receive the link to join the meeting when your payment is done and you will receive a Event Confirmed email containing this link. 

    Please note the following about how our group runs:

    • This event is for Young Adults who are between the ages of 18-35 years.  
    • This is a parent/carer-free zone. 
    • New attendees will be made to feel comfortable and welcome by our peer leaders so please let us know if you are new. 

      The Zoom session will be facilitated by the Young Adult Mentor Team:

      • Callan, Sunny, Eleanor & Tim - Volunteer Mentors
      • Lyndel Kennedy, Young Adults Co-Facilitator
      • Emma Howden. Groups Co-Ordinator

      What is Zoom?

      Zoom is a program that allows video, web and audio conferencing.You can download it free onto your computer or phone/tablet. Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)

      STEP 1: Before the Meeting: Make sure you download Zoom

      Download onto your computer:

      1. Visit https://zoom.us/download, locate Zoom Client for Meetings and click Download.
      2. Follow the download and installation prompts (you do not need admin access).
      Download onto your phone / tablet:

      1. Go to the App store of your device (e.g. App Store or Google Play).

      2. Search for Zoom

      3. Download it, as per other apps.

      STEP 2: At the Meeting time: Log into Zoom

      1. Open up the Zoom application

      1a.  If using a computer - Go to "Settings", and do "Audio" -> "Sound and "Microphone" checks before you start.

      2. Enter the Meeting ID you've been provided (in the confirmed registration email). The host will receive a 'door bell' that you are waiting and will admit you to the meeting.

      Participate via phone line only:

      1. Dial in via one of these numbers:  +61 3 7018 2005 Australia +61 8 7150 1149 Australia +61 2 8015 6011 Australia. Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ahxpuxnWU

      2. Key in the Meeting ID (from your registration confirmed email).

      Once you have entered the Zoom meeting room:
      • Your microphone will be muted by default (to minimize background noise)
      • Video - you can choose if its on or off    (On = more internet used)
      • When you want to talk - unmute microphone - click in your picture/device name thumbnail at top of the screen and select "unmute" to switch on your microphone.
      • Try to time your contribution so that only 1 person talks at a time.
      • If you want to contribute something but find it difficult to see a suitable pause, you can type your message, either to 'everyone' or to the person you wish to see it (private chat).
      More instructions of how to use Zoom in the meeting will be provided at the start of the meeting. 

      Contact Details:  Emma at admin@aspergersvic.org.au  emall preferred, or 0432 139 528

      Getting There On Zoom. You will receive the link when you complete your registration.


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