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PARENTS & CARERS GROUP

Are you a parent or carer of a child, young person, or adult 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.


As AV peer support group meetings depend on the availability of our dedicated peer support group volunteers, we currently only offer the above format/s. If you are interested in volunteering to run an additional meeting for this peer group in your area, we would love to hear from you! For more information, please contact the Group Leader or our AV admin team, or send us your details via our online volunteer application form.


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 would like to try this group and are joining for the first time, we invite you to use our free* first time attendee ticket. For more information, please read our Community Guide: About our free* first time attendee tickets or contact the AV admin team for assistance.
  • 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.


AV Membership

Become an AV member and access peer support groups either at a discounted rate or for free! Browse our AV membership options to find the AV membership that best suits you.


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 select this activity as an area of interest, as well as any other topics you're interested in, and we'll include you in future emails.

Community Guide: How to join the AV mailing list


If you're already in contact with AV, make sure you have added this activity to your Areas of Interest.

Community Guide: How to update your AV profile (including your Areas of Interest)



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

Upcoming Group Meetings

    • 5 Mar 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register



    Parents & Carers Group: March

    - online meeting, guest speaker


    About our guest speaker

    AV is delighted to have Jane Rossiter the team leader for the Carer Engagement team at Alfred Health Carer Services (AHCS) speak at this Parents and Carers Group meeting. 

    AHCS have been supporting unpaid carers for over twenty years, and is an outlet for the national Carer Gateway, supporting carers in Melbourne’s southern metro council areas.

    AHCS provides free services including information and advice, peer support and wellbeing events, coaching and counselling, tailored support packages, online supports and access to emergency respite via the Carer Gateway.

    Jane will talk about the supports available, eligibility and what carers can expect when accessing the service.


    About the Parents & Carers Group

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


    About our Group Leaders

    Our Parents & Carers Group Leaders are Toni, Jenny, 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 for an hour before the activity start time and for the first hour of the activity.

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


    AV Privacy Policy

    AV Event Terms & Conditions

      • 17 Apr 2024
      • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Online via Zoom
      Register



      Parents & Carers Group: April

      - online meeting, guest speaker


      About our guest speaker

      Jacob Alan is a passionate advocate for neurodiversity and employment inclusion, boasting a track record of driving meaningful change. In his role as Employment Projects Manager at AV, Jacob oversees all employment related programs and projects. Jacob is primarily tasked with conducting stakeholder engagement, leading and managing the Teens Work Know-How Program, overseeing the Job Coaching Program and VPS Coaching Program, and redesigning and improving programs.

      As the Founder of DoughingNuts Donuts and Full Spectrum Services, he has pioneered innovative social enterprises that provide employment opportunities for individuals on the NDIS. His mission is to bridge the gap between neurodiverse talent and meaningful work.

      Diagnosed with ASD, ADHD, and Tourette's, Jacob understands the unique challenges individuals like him face in the workplace. This personal journey fuels his advocacy efforts and drives him to create inclusive environments where everyone can thrive.


      About the Parents & Carers Group

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


      About our Group Leaders

      Our Parents & Carers Group Leaders are Toni, Jenny, 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 for an hour before the activity start time and for the first hour of the activity.

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


      AV Privacy Policy

      AV Event Terms & Conditions

      AV Peer Support Groups disclaimer: Please note that AV Peer Support Groups do not not provide professional advice, medical advice, counselling, crisis management or case management.
      If you or someone else needs urgent support, please visit our list of organisations offering crisis support.



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