Peer & Social Networks
Autism Tasmania is pleased to support peer & social networks that help all members of the Autistic community connect and socialise while supporting each other to learn and grow.
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.
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.
Want to upskill your staff with some autism training?
Are you interested in upskilling your staff to make your social activity autistic-friendly? Improve your staff’s understanding of autism and boost their confidence in interacting with people on the autism spectrum to create a more inclusive environment.
Our learning & development team are experts in creating bespoke training to suit your business. Contact our team at email@example.com or call our statewide number on 03 6722 5000.
We also regularly hold professional development training workshops across Tasmania.
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.
Are you interested in joining, coordinating or facilitating a peer group?
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.
Current Peer Network options include:
- Peer Support The Autistic Way
- Parent Information Sessions
- Autism Warriors
- Northern Adult Group
- The A.R.T. Project
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 adults on the autism spectrum to connect with each other. The project is co-designed by adults on the autism spectrum.
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 a PSAW project peer group please submit this form
Parent Information Sessions
Parent Information Sessions cover a wide variety of topics related to autism and cater for families of children of all ages. See our events listings page for details of upcoming sessions in your area.
Facebook Peer support group for parents.
Occasional in-person activities in Hobart. Contact the organisers for current details.
Search for Autism Warriors Tasmania on Facebook.
Northern Adult Group
Peer support group for adults on the autism spectrum
Date: Meet second Saturday of the month
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Venue: Autism Tasmania Office – 39 Tamar Street, Launceston
Sometimes the group meets for a picnic or other activities in different places. If you are interested in joining this group please send your contact details to email@example.com and we will keep you informed.
The A.R.T. Project (Autism Related Talk)
Rosebery Carer Peer Support Group
Casual get together, chat over a cuppa, and the occasional speakers and activities.
Venue: Rosebery Community Centre
Contact: Kathryn 0475 589 711
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