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Peer & Social Networks
Autism Tasmania is pleased to support our Autistic community connect. Our peer and social program aims to provide opportunities for like minded people to come together in a supportive and inclusive way.
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Autism Tasmania understands that every person has their own unique needs and interests and we are working to expand the range of Peer Groups available Statewide for members of the Autism community.
We are also offering support for autistic individuals and community members who would like to become facilitators of a peer network.
Are you interested in joining, coordinating or facilitating a peer group?
Express your interest in Peer Networks here
Without the support of extraordinary community leaders, Autism Tasmania would not be able to make a difference to the Autistic Community. Autism Tasmania acknowledges with deep appreciation the significant contribution of the many individuals who volunteer their time and resources to coordinate peer group meetings.
Questions? – Get in touch via email@example.com for further information.
Current Peer Network options include:
- Peer Support The Autistic Way
- Autism Tasmania Members Facebook Group
- North West TAS Autistic Society
- Northern Adult Group Over 30 – Closed Group
- Southern Adult Group Under 30 – Closed Group
- Autism Warriors
- Autism Tasmania & The A List Collaboration
Peer Support The Autistic Way
What is Peer Support the Autistic Way?
“Peer Support the Autistic Way” is a project that aims to provide meaningful ways for autistic adults to connect with each other. The project is co-designed by autistic adults.
The peer support programs are informal, non-therapeutic groups for autistic adults to meet regularly in a space where they can be themselves, have fun, support each other, and share interests, skills and information. The groups are facilitated by autistic adults who are passionate about the benefits of peer support.
This project is funded by Autism Tasmania and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), but you do not need to be an NDIS participant to be involved.
If you would like to be kept informed about the progress of Peer Support the Autistic Way, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to express an interest in joining or facilitating a PSAW peer group please submit this form:
Please complete this online form
If you would like to create a peer network and you are not autistic, please contact us at email@example.com so we can discuss your needs.
Autism Tasmania Members Facebook Group
This group aims to help support our members by being a safe space to ask questions, give information, offer support and share local knowledge.
North West TAS Autistic Society
This group has been started as a way to connect autistic adults 18+ based on the North West Coast of Tasmania with one another.
When: Fortnightly – 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month
From: 10am – 12pm
Where: 9 King Street Burnie
Northern Adult Group Over 30 – Closed Group
Peer support group for autistic adults aged over 30 years. Currently the group is closed to new members unless pre-approved by the facilitators.
When: Monthly – 2nd Saturday of each month
From: 1pm – 3pm
Where: 39 Tamar Street Launceston
Southern Adult Group Under 30 – Closed Group
Peer support group for autistic adults aged 18 to 30 years. Currently the group is closed to new members unless pre-approved by the facilitators.
When: Monthly – 1st Saturday of each month
From: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Where: Level 2, 168 Collins Street Hobart
Facebook peer support group for parents of autistic children based in Tasmania.
Occasional in-person activities in Hobart.
Autism Tasmania & The A List Collaboration
Autism Tasmania is teaming up with The A List to build an online directory of social activities and service providers for autistic teens and young adults.
If you have a program or service offering social connections to young autistic people, adding your business to this directory will help get your business exposure whilst building a service that expands the social opportunities available for young autistic Tasmanians.
Begin exploring social activities near you and search the A List directory here.
What is The A List?
The A List is a national online platform funded and supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services; the A List is for young autistic people and their families to find “autism-friendly” social options around Australia.
Developed with young autistic people, for young autistic people, The A List is not just a service directory for autism-specific social opportunities but also mainstream activities that are inclusive of the neurodiverse population. The A List puts the voice of autism at the centre of their work.
Interested in finding out more about ways to promote your social activities? Tell us about the great things your service has to offer, and we’ll connect you to The A-list team.
Tell us about your social activity here.
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