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Autism Queensland Services for Adults

Group Programs

Autism Queensland offers a range of group programs for adults on the autism spectrum. These programs focus on key elements including behaviour, developmental and social skills designed to meet the needs of participants. Please note that due to demand many of these programs have waitlists.

Please note: Autism Queensland group program 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.

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. Participation is required twice weekly. 

This program is run in Brisbane.

Program dates:

The Edge – State Library of Queensland

  • Mondays and Fridays – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Mon 29 Jan 2021 – Mon 29 Mar 2021

Online Sessions

  • Mondays and Fridays – 9:00am – 11:00am
  • Mon 29 Jan 2021 – Mon 29 Mar 2021

Allies & Adventures

Allies & Adventures (AAA) is a role-playing game-based program (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 program is run in Brisbane.

Program dates:

Autism Hub Woolloongabba

  • Sessions held weekly (Wednesdays) 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Wed 27 Jan 2021 – Wed 31 Mar 2021
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Allies & Adventures Intensive

An intensive, week-long version of the program above.

This program is run in Brisbane.

Program dates:

Autism Hub Woolloongabba

  • Monday 12 April – Friday 16 April, 1.00pm-3.00pm.
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EmployREADY

EmployREADY is a 7-week work-readiness program for adults on the autism spectrum who are interested in learning more about how they can prepare for meaningful employment.

Topics covered include:

  • Defining personal brand and communication style
  • Expectations in the workplace, eg workplace communication such as small talk, and electronic communication
  • How to appropriately give and receive feedback
  • Time management
  • Managing stress at work
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Make a Meal of It 

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 run in Brisbane.

Program dates:

Autism Queensland Sunnybank Hills

  • Sessions held weekly (Thursdays) 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Thu 4 Feb 2021 – Thu 1 Apr 2021
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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.

This program is run in Brisbane.

Program dates:

Autism Queensland Sunnybank Hills

  • Sessions held weekly (Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Thu 28 Jan 2021 – Thu 1 Apr 2021

Toombul Shire Hall

  • Sessions held weekly (Wednesday & Friday) 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Wed 27 Jan 2021 – Wed 31 Mar 2021
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Let's Talk Dating

Let’s Talk Dating is a group program designed by Autism Queensland for adults (18+) who are interested in learning some of the key skills for dating. The program 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 program is run in Brisbane.

Program dates:

The Autism Hub, Woolloongabba

  • Sessions held weekly (Tuesdays) 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Tue 2 Feb 2021 – Tue 30 Mar 2021
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