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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.

Location and dates:

Autism Hub Woolloongabba

  • Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 20 April – Wednesday 23 June

Be-Me Club

This group is offered in Brisbane.

Location and dates:

Toombul Hall

  • Sessions run weekly on Tuesdays 2:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday 20 April – Tuesday 22 June

EmployREADY

EmployREADY is a 7-week work-readiness group 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

This group is run 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.
Locations and dates:

The Autism Hub, Woolloongabba

  • Tuesdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Tuesday 27 April – Tuesday 22 June

Metricon Stadium, Carrara

  • Tuesdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Tuesday 27 April – Tuesday 22 June

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.

Location and dates:

Autism Queensland Sunnybank Hills

  • Thursdays, 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Thursday 28 April – Thursday 24 June

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 run 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. Participation is required twice weekly.

Locations and dates:

The Edge – State Library of Queensland, South Bank

  • Mondays and Fridays, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Monday 18 April – Friday 25 June

Metricon Stadium, Carrara

  • Commencing Term 3. Expressions of interest open via the Service Request form below.

Online Sessions

  • Mondays and Fridays, 9:00am – 11:00am
  • Monday 18 April – Friday 25 June

The Hangout

The Hangout is a group 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. The Hangout runs twice weekly 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.
Locations and dates:

Autism Queensland Sunnybank Hills

  • Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Tuesday 19 April – Thursday 24 June

Toombul Shire Hall

  • Wednesday & Friday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 20 April – Friday 25 June
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