Queensland's most experienced provider of specialised education and therapy services for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Group Programs

Allies & Adventures

Allies & Adventures (AAA) is a role-playing game-based program for over 18s on the spectrum that enable lovers of RPGs with the opportunity to build friendships and other social skills in a safe, structured and supportive environment. Participants will be supported by experienced mentors to practice their social and communications skills while enjoying role-playing sessions. They will learn to work as a team, including forming plans and problem-solving, engage in a variety of conversations, and above all, have an enjoyable time with their fellow role players.  

This program is delivered at the Autism Hub, Woolloongabba.

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EmployREADY 

This is an eight-week work-readiness program for adults on the autism spectrum who are interested in learning more about how they can prepare for meaningful employment. Participants will learn to develop skills that will enable them to independently navigate successful job searches and ultimately access employment. 

Program dates:
Delivered online via video conferencing
  • ​Friday 31 July - Friday 18 September | Sessions held weekly (Fridays) 9:00am - 11:00am 

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Make a Meal of It | Brisbane

A facilitated group activity program to help individuals build capacity for an independent life. This is a 10-week program for adults on the autism spectrum that aims to help develop independence and daily living skills through activities including cooking, budgeting, shopping and social participation. 

This program is delivered at Autism Queensland Sunnybank Hills.

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PEERS® Social Skills Group for Adults | Brisbane

PEERS® for Young Adults is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults aged 18-38 years who are interested in learning skills to make and keep friends and develop romantic relationships. Individuals can choose a 10 or 20-week program depending on their goals. (This internationally acclaimed program was originally developed at UCLA by PEERS® Clinic Founding Director, Dr Elizabeth Laugeson.)

Program Dates:
Delivered online via video conferencing
  • Thursday 16 July - Thursday 10 December | Sessions held weekly (Thursdays) 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

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Studio G 

Studio G is an online digital media program for young adults (18+ years) on the autism spectrum. Participants are supported and assisted by mentors to pursue projects in game development, coding, animation, short film making, photography, music, and creative writing. It aims to see these young adults build social skills, a sense of inclusion, and confidence in their own potential to achieve goals through completing projects, as well as supporting them to transition into paid work, volunteering or further education. 

Please note: This program is generally delivered in Brisbane, Mackay and on the Gold Coast but due to the COVID-19 outbreak these face to face sessions have been postponed until further notice. For the present Autism Queensland is offering a web-based option. 

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Travel Training 

A 10-week program for individuals interested in learning more about public transport or who would like to start catching the train or bus. During the program, participants will learn how to plan a journey, etiquette and safety, back-up plans, and how to cope with the unexpected. 

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The Hangout

A program for adults 18+ years who are interested in connecting with others and developing the skills needed for an independent and healthy life. The Hangout is supported by autism specialists and mentors. Each participant will receive an individual goal setting session before the program commences to identify their needs and goals. This program runs twice weekly for 3 hours in 10-week blocks. Individuals will:

  • Meet new people and practice conversation
  • Organise group outings and learn about social safety
  • Learn about food, budget and plan outings to eateries
  • Play board games and more...
Program dates:
Autism Queensland Sunnybank Hills 
  • Tuesday 14 July - Thursday 17 September | Sessions held weekly (Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00pm - 4:00pm each day (PROGRAM FULL)

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i-Hangout

i-Hangout is a 10-week interactive, online program for adults 18+ years who are interested in connecting with others and developing the skills needed for an independent and healthy life. i-Hangout is supported by autism specialists and a mentor and all new participants will take part in an individual goal setting session at the beginning of the program to identify their interests and goals. Session are held twice a week for 3 hours, participants are required to attend both online sessions.  

Program dates:
Delivered online via video conferencing
  •  Monday 13 July - Friday 18 September | Sessions held weekly (Monday & Friday) 9.00 am - 12.00 pm 

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For more information:
P. 07 3273 0000
E. customerservice@autismqld.com.au