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Are you a parent or carer of a child or young person who has Aspergers, is autistic, or who has another similar neurodivergent profile?

Are you looking for a group of peers who share your experience who you can meet, connect with, chat to, and exchange stories, advice, and experiences with?

Then our Parents & Carers Group may be what you're looking for!

Who is this group for?

Our Parents & Carers group is for parents and carers of children and young people  who have Aspergers, are autistic, or who have another similar neurodivergent profile, at all stages of the diagnostic journey, including those who self-identify.  We welcome parents and carers of all family types and from all backgrounds, including rainbow families and parents and carers of LGBTQIA+ young people, as well as parents and carers who themselves have Aspergers, are autistic, or who have another similar neurodivergent profile.

When and where does this group meet?

The Parents & Carers Group meets monthly online via Zoom.  Please see below for more our upcoming dates.

What are group meetings like?

Our Parents & Carers Group, facilitated by our Group Leaders, is an informal chat. There are no set topics, and attendees can chat, ask questions, and share experiences as they feel comfortable.

You are welcome to join in the discussion or to listen to others as you feel comfortable. In Zoom meetings, you are welcome to have your video and microphone on or off as you feel comfortable, and you can also communicate via the Zoom chat function.

How can I register for the next group meeting?

The next group meeting is listed in the calendar below. If you would like to attend, please click “Register” on the left side and enter your details. If you are joining an AV group meeting for the first time, we invite you to register for a free first-time attendee ticket: please contact our AV admin team to request access code.

If the next meeting date is not yet visible below, we invite you to add your name to the AV mailing list by following the steps below and we will contact you when registrations open.

Join the AV Mailing List

If you're interested in receiving emails from AV about this group including upcoming meeting announcements, please add your name to our AV mailing list. Visit the Join our AV Mailing List page, enter your first name and your email address, and make sure you tick "Peer Support Groups - Parents / Carers" as an area of interest, as well as any other topics you're interested in, and we'll include you in future emails.

If you would like more information, please contact the Parents & Carers Group Leader.

Upcoming Group Meetings

    • 8 Dec 2022
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom

    Parents & Carers Group: December

    - online meeting

    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 +Groups membership holders and first-time attendees.

    Community Guide: About our free* first-time attendee ticket

    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. First-time attendee tickets must be requested at least 24 hours before the meeting.

    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 call 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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    If you or someone else needs urgent support, please visit our list of organisations offering crisis support.

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