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Autism Queensland offers a range of groups for adults on the autism spectrum focussing on key elements including behaviour, developmental and social skills designed to meet the needs of participants. Please note that due to demand waitlists may apply.

Please note: Fees are charged under the Capacity Building – Improved Daily Living section of your NDIS Plan. If you do not have funding in this specific Support Category, please discuss with your NDIS Local Area Coordinator or phone the NDIS on 1800 800 110.

Allies & Adventures

Allies & Adventures (AAA) is a role-playing game-based group (RPG) for over 18s on the spectrum that enables 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 communication 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 group is offered in Brisbane.

B-Me Club

Adults on the autism spectrum join our autism specialists & mentors for weekly two-hour sessions over 10 week terms. They have the opportunity to learn how to express themselves through makeup and clothing, meet new friends, practice conversation skills and to explore other areas of interest.

This group is offered in Brisbane.

 

Let's Talk Dating

Let’s Talk Dating is a group designed by Autism Queensland for adults (18+) who are interested in learning some of the key skills for dating. The group focuses on topics such as; initiating a conversation, asking someone on a date, understanding tone of voice and much more.

Activities include:

  • Group discussions facilitated by a therapist
  • A workbook to keep track of topics and skills learnt
  • Access to specialized videos to facilitate learning.

This group is offered in Brisbane and Gold Coast.

Make a Meal of It 

A facilitated group to help individuals build capacity for an independent life. This is a 10-week group 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 group is offered in Brisbane.

This group is also offered online (Make a Meal of It @ Home) and runs for nine weeks.

Participants will link into the group online, from their very own kitchens, which means anyone can access this group!

Dates:

MAMOI @ Home: 

  • Thursday 14 October – Monday 29 November
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm

On-The-GO

On-The-GO is a nine-week group for individuals interested in learning more about train, taxi, bus travel and more, or would like to start using public transport. Participants will have lots of opportunities to use public transport with support from our staff. Participants will learn about public transport etiquette and safety, how to plan a journey, back up plans and how to plan for the unexpected.

This group is offered in Brisbane.

Locations and dates:
  • The Hub – 141 Merton Rd, Woolloongabba
  • Monday 11 October – Monday 6 December
  • 9am – 11am weeks 1-3
  • 9am – 12pm weeks 4-9

Peers

PEERS® for Young Adults is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults between 18-38 years of age who are interested in learning skills to make and keep friends and develop romantic relationships. Individuals can choose an 10 or 20 week program depending on their goals.

This group is offered in Brisbane.

Studio G

Studio G is a digital media group 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.

This group is offered in Brisbane.

The Hangout

Are you interested in planning and preparing a meal with others, playing board games, using public transport, visiting local places in the community, or simply hanging out with like-minded people?

The Hangout is a group for adults interested in connecting with others and developing skills that can help you lead an independent and healthy life.

You will meet up twice weekly over 10-week blocks (based around school terms) and work collectively to plan weekly activities with the support of our mentors and therapists.

As part of The Hangout, you will have an individual welcome meeting before commencement at which you can share with us your interests, strengths, and supports, as well as let us know what you hope to achieve by becoming part of The Hangout.

The Hangout will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Meet new people
  • Practise conversations
  • Plan group activities
  • Prepare and cook light meals together
  • Budget and plan for outings
  • Play games and more.
Locations and dates:

The Hangout Sunnybank

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm

The Hangout Toombul

  • Wednesdays and Fridays
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm
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