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    • 23 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
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    Young Adults Hub: Online Peer Discussion -

    chat & play online games


    Our Young Adults group is a great place for Aspergers, autistic and other similar neurodivergent profiles 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.


    We are meeting online via Zoom in September, and we have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the meetings. You are welcome to have your video and microphone on or off if you prefer, and you can also participate in the meeting via Zoom's text-based chat function.


    The session is facilitated by the Young Adult team:

    • Matt, Cal, Sunny, Eleanor & Tim - YA Mentors
    • Lyndel Kennedy - Young Adults Co-Facilitator


    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.


    Do I need to register?

    All attendees to AV's online and in-person groups and events must register before attending. For Zoom meetings, you need to register to access the Zoom details. For in-person meetings, registration is required due to DHHS COVID contact tracing and venue capacity limits.


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

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

    If you are attending an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to register for free using our first-time attendee ticket. Please email admin@aspergersvic.org.au to access this.

    If cost is a barrier, please contact Carla: gm@aspergersvic.org.au


      What is Zoom?

      Zoom is a free web-based video conferencing program. You can download it free onto your computer or phone/tablet, or you can dial in and participate via your landline or smart phone. Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)


      How do I access the Zoom session?

      When your registration is complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email with the Zoom meeting details. We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the Zoom session. Feel free to join us at any time during the session.  


      If you have questions about registration, our COVIDSafe policy or would like more information, please contact Jenni (AV Admin): 0480 385 710 or admin@aspergersvic.org.au


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      • 30 Sep 2021
      • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Online via Zoom
      Register


      Adults Hub: Social Night (online)


      Our Adults Group is for older members of the Aspergers autistic community and those with other similar neurodiverse 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 there are five Thursdays in September, we are running our Social Night, this month online via Zoom. The topic is "Travel and Hobbies". You are invited to prepare a brief presentation a few minutes long on something related to travel - either somewhere you have been, or would like to go. Alternatively, you may like to introduce us to one of your hobbies or interests. You do not need to put together a slideshow to participate; you can just as happily simply talk about your subject, or even sit back and enjoy what other people present.


      This session is facilitated by the Group Leader, Colin: asadults@aspergersvic.org.au. 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.

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

      If you are attending an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to register for free using our first-time attendee ticket. Please email admin@aspergersvic.org.au to access this.
      If cost is a barrier, please contact Carla: gm@aspergersvic.org.au


      Do I need to register?

      All attendees to AV's online and in-person groups and events must register before attending. For Zoom meetings, you need to register to access the Zoom details. For in-person meetings, registration is required due to DHHS COVID contact tracing requirements and venue capacity limits.


      What is Zoom?

      Zoom is a free web-based video conferencing program. You can download it free onto your computer or phone/tablet, or you can dial in and participate via your phone (landline or smart phone). Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)


      How do I access the Zoom session?

      When your registration is complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email with the Zoom link. We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the Zoom session. Feel free to join us at any time during the session. 


      If you have questions about the event, about AV, or need assistance with registering, please contact Jenni: please call or text 0480 385 710 or email admin@aspergersvic.org.au.


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      • 1 Oct 2021
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Online via Discord only
      Register


      Teens Hub: Online Peer Meeting

      Teens on Discord


      About our Group

      Our Teens group is for Aspergers, autistic and other similar neurodiverse teens to meet and hang out to play games or chat. At our online meetings, the Teens meet via Discord, and each Teen must be supervised by a parent or carer when accessing the Discord server.


      The Teens Team:

      • Callan T, Callan B, Jack D, Sunny - Volunteer Mentors

      • Susan and Annalisa - Parent Group Leaders


      Do I need to register?

      All attendees to AV's online and in-person groups and events must register before attending. For Zoom meetings, you need to register to access the Zoom details. For in-person meetings, registration is required due to DHHS COVID contact tracing and venue capacity limits.


      When you register, please register using the name of the parent or carer, and please add the name of your teen as part of the registration questions. You will also be asked to confirm that you and your Teen both agree to the Teens Discord Code of Conduct in order to register for the meeting. 


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

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

      If you are attending an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to register for free using our first-time attendee ticket. Please email admin@aspergersvic.org.au to access this.

      If cost is a barrier, please contact Carla: gm@aspergersvic.org.au


        What is Discord?

        Discord is a free voice, video and text chat app for teens and adults aged 13 and over. Teens can access Discord via their computer or smart phone. Using Discord, they can join servers they have been invited to, create private servers with their friends, or message each other individually or in group chats. We suggest reading the Parents' Guide to Discord Blog before joining for the first time.


        Is it safe for our teens to use?

        Yes. Aspergers Victoria have created a dedicated, secure server for our Teens group. Only registered participants can access the AV Teens Discord server, and the link changes monthly for security. Our moderators have the list of registered teens and will only allow them to be online during the meeting. 


        If you have questions about the event, our COVIDSafe policy, or need assistance with registration, please contact Jenni: please call or text 0480 385 710 or email admin@aspergersvic.org.au


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        • 4 Oct 2021
        • 3 Dec 2021
        • 17 sessions
        • Online
        Register


        AspieLand Moderated Minecraft

        Term 4 2021


        The AspieLand moderated Minecraft server is back and open for registration for Term 4!


        AspieLand has been developed and co-designed with our Aspie teens, and Aspergers Victoria  families and in term 4 we're excited to welcome new and existing players back to the server! Our Minecraft Moderators are older teens from our Aspergers community we employ as peers to help guide and support participants to build, remind what behaviour is appropriate and most importantly, have fun! Made possible by the ongoing support of the Department of Education and Training, this term will have a huge 9 weeks of Minecraft including 17 two-hour sessions - that's 34 hours of Minecraft building time!


        Available Sessions

        Our Term 4 program starts on Monday 4 October and runs from 4pm to 6pm on Monday and Friday afternoons throughout Term 4. The last session is Friday 3 December. (No session on Monday 1 November due to the Melbourne Cup Day public holiday.)


        Cost

        Our Term 4 AspieLand program is $280 for 17 x two-hour moderated sessions.  That's just $8.25 per hour!

        If cost is a barrier, please talk to Carla - gm@aspergersvic.org.au


        Who can attend?

        • Children and teens aged 10-17 years 
        • Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced players
        • Players who hold a current AV membership.
          If you are not yet an AV member, sign up today to access this program and so much more, including our Minecraft September Holiday Program, our members-only D&D program, Teens Work Know How Program, and member discounts for all of our groups and events!


        What platform will be used?

        Our AspieLand moderated Minecraft server is only accessible via the Minecraft Java Edition. Other editions of Minecraft cannot access AspieLand: these include but are not limited to Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox, and Minecraft: Windows Edition.


        Who are the moderators?

        Our Moderators are older teens from our AV community, with support and guidance from AV staff.


        Who can I contact for help if I have a question?

        You can contact Jenni: 0480 385 710 or admin@aspergersvic.org.au


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        • 14 Oct 2021
        • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
        • Online via Zoom
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        Parents & Carers Community Connection:
        Online Discussion


        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.


        For October, as we can't currently meet in person, we are combining the three Parents & Carers groups into one online group. This month, we have a special guest, Monique Poppelaars, joining us from 8.30pm to talk to us about reflexology and how this may benefit and support our general wellbeing. You are welcome to join us for the general discussion from 7.30pm and stay for the reflexology session, or you can choose to join for one or the other.


        This session will be facilitated by the Group Leader, Jenny: adultparentsupport@aspergersvic.org.au.

        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.


        We also have two Parents & Carers groups meeting in person (when COVID restrictions in Melbourne allow us to).

        Our North-East group meets monthly in the Eltham area: northeastparents@aspergersvic.org.au

        Our Southern group meets monthly in the Hampton area: southern@aspergersvic.org.au


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

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

        If you are attending an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to register for free using our first-time attendee ticket. Please email admin@aspergersvic.org.au to access this.

        If cost is a barrier, please contact Carla: gm@aspergersvic.org.au


        Do I need to register?

        All attendees to AV's online and in-person groups and events must register before attending. For Zoom meetings, you need to register to access the Zoom details. For in-person meetings, registration is required due to DHHS COVID contact tracing requirements and venue capacity limits.


        How do I access the Zoom session?

        When your registration is complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email with the Zoom link. We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the Zoom session. Feel free to join us at any time during the session. 


        What is Zoom?

        Zoom is a free web-based video conferencing program. You can download it free onto your computer or phone/tablet, or you can dial in and participate via your phone (landline or smart phone). Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)


        If you have questions about the event, about AV, or need assistance with registering, please contact Jenni: please call or text 0480 385 710 or email admin@aspergersvic.org.au.


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          • 14 Oct 2021
          • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
          • Online via Zoom
          Register


          Partners Group - Online Meeting


          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 neurodiverse 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 more about the Aspie perspective in a relationship and in general. This session is facilitated by our Partners group leaders: partners@aspergersvic.org.au. All AV volunteer group leaders share the lived experience of their group participants and welcome new attendees.


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

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

          If you are attending an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to register for free using our first-time attendee ticket. Please email admin@aspergersvic.org.au to access this.

          If cost is a barrier, please contact Carla: gm@aspergersvic.org.au


          You are welcome to join the Zoom call from 7pm for a 7.30pm start.


          Do I need to register?

          All attendees to AV's online and in-person groups and events must register before attending. For Zoom meetings, you need to register to access the Zoom details. For in-person meetings, all attendees need to register before attending due to DHHS COVID contact tracing requirements and venue capacity limits.


          What is Zoom?

          Zoom is a free web-based video conferencing program. You can download it free onto your computer or phone/tablet, or you can dial in and participate via your phone (landline or smart phone). Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)


          How do I access the Zoom session?

          When your registration is complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email with the Zoom link. We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the Zoom session. Feel free to join us at any time during the session.


          If you have questions about registration, our COVIDSafe policy or would like more information, please contact Jenni: please call or text 0480 385 710 or email admin@aspergersvic.org.au


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          • 16 Oct 2021
          • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
          • Online via Zoom
          Register



          Women & NB folk - Online Meeting


          Our Inclusive Women's & NB Group is a great place to connect with other Aspergers/autistic women and NB 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! 


          We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the meeting. You are welcome to have your video and microphone on or off if you prefer, and you can also participate in the meeting via Zoom's text-based chat function.

                                                                         

          This session is facilitated by our Women's & NB Group Leader: women@aspergersvic.org.au.

          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.


          Do I need to register?

          All attendees to AV's online and in-person groups and events must register before attending. For Zoom meetings, you need to register to access the Zoom details. For in-person meetings, registration is required due to DHHS COVID contact tracing and venue capacity limits.


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

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

          If you are attending an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to register for free using our first-time attendee ticket. Please email admin@aspergersvic.org.au to access this.

          If cost is a barrier, please contact Carla: gm@aspergersvic.org.au


            What is Zoom?

            Zoom is a free web-based video conferencing program. You can download it free onto your computer or phone/tablet, or you can dial in and participate via your landline or smart phone. Download the AV Zoom Guide. 


            How do I access the Zoom session?

            When your registration is complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email with the Zoom link. Feel free to join us at any time during the session. 


            If you have questions about the event, our COVIDSafe policy, or need assistance with registration, please contact Jenni: please call or text 0480 385 710 or email admin@aspergersvic.org.au


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            • 21 Oct 2021
            • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
            • Online via Zoom
            Register


            Adults Hub: Online / Phone Social Night

            Our Adults Group is for older members of the Aspergers autistic community and those with other similar neurodiverse 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.) This month we are meeting online via Zoom, and we will be talking about communication - different communication styles, tips and advice, and our strengths and challenges in communicating with others.


            This session is facilitated by the Group Leader, Colin: asadults@aspergersvic.org.au. 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.

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

            If you are attending an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to register for free using our first-time attendee ticket. Please email admin@aspergersvic.org.au to access this.
            If cost is a barrier, please contact Carla: gm@aspergersvic.org.au


            Do I need to register?

            All attendees to AV's online and in-person groups and events must register before attending. For Zoom meetings, you need to register to access the Zoom details. For in-person meetings, registration is required due to DHHS COVID contact tracing requirements and venue capacity limits.


            What is Zoom?

            Zoom is a free web-based video conferencing program. You can download it free onto your computer or phone/tablet, or you can dial in and participate via your phone (landline or smart phone). Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)


            How do I access the Zoom session?

            When your registration is complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email with the Zoom link. We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the Zoom session. Feel free to join us at any time during the session. 


            If you have questions about the event, about AV, or need assistance with registering, please contact Jenni: please call or text 0480 385 710 or email admin@aspergersvic.org.au.


            AV Privacy Policy

            AV Event T&Cs

            AV COVIDSafe Plan

            • 28 Oct 2021
            • 7:00 PM - 9:00 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.


            This month, we are running our group meeting online via Zoom. We have included more information about Zoom and how to access the meeting below.


            The session is facilitated by the Young Adult team:

            • Matt, Cal, Sunny, Eleanor & Tim - YA Mentors
            • Lyndel - Young Adults Co-Facilitator


            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.


            Do I need to register?

            All attendees to AV's online and in-person groups and events must register before attending. For Zoom meetings, you need to register to access the Zoom details. For in-person meetings, registration is required due to DHHS COVID contact tracing and venue capacity limits.


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

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

            If you are attending an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to register for free using our first-time attendee ticket. Please email admin@aspergersvic.org.au to access this.

            If cost is a barrier, please contact Carla: gm@aspergersvic.org.au


              What is Zoom?

              Zoom is a free web-based video conferencing program. You can download it free onto your computer or phone/tablet, or you can dial in and participate via your landline or smart phone. 


              How do I access the Zoom session?

              When your registration is complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email with the Zoom meeting details. We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the Zoom session. Feel free to join us at any time during the session. You are welcome to have your camera and microphone on or off as you feel comfortable, and you can also participate in the meeting via the Zoom text-based chat function. Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)


              If you have questions about registration, our COVIDSafe policy or would like more information, please contact Jenni (AV Admin): 0480 385 710 or admin@aspergersvic.org.au


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              AV Event Terms & Conditions


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