Group Programmes

Groups and ProgrammesThe following group programs will be offered in 2015.

Speaking Aspergerese: The Flight, Fight, Fantasy and Flunk in My World

Parenting in An Aspie Way: The Nuts and Bolts of Parenthood

Dancing with ASD: Support for Siblings or Children of Individuals with ASD

Rediscovering Me: Support for Neurotypical Partners of Individuals with ASD

 

Speaking Aspergerese: The Flight, Fight, Fantasy and Flunk in My World

This group program is exclusively for young adults who speak Aspergerese. Participants are encouraged to support each other through sharing personal experiences and resources, using their mother tongue. The group facilitator will offer tips to assist with life challenges common to the group. Some topics expected to be covered include:

  • How to capitalise a special interest
  • Dealing with stress, guilt and loneliness
  • Building Relationship in an Aspie way, and
  • Finding works that work.

WHO: Adults aged between 17 and 28 years who can identify with Asperger’s Syndrome

WHEN: Tuesday, 8 consecutive weeks, 4:00pm to 5:30pm (1.5 hours)

DATES for 2015:  10 Mar, 17Mar, 24 Mar, 7 Apr, 13 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May 2015 

WHERE: 4 Spry Court, Petrie (Professor Tony Attwood’s Clinic)

COSTS: $120/session (Medicare or private health insurance rebates may be eligible)

GROUP SIZE: 6 to 8 persons

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Parenting in An Aspie Way: The Nuts and Bolts of Parenthood

Parenting stress is one of the most researched topic in the general population. The challenge of parenthood can be further magnified for someone with Asperger’s Syndrome due to sensory sensitivities, executive dysfunctions, one-track mindset and a different way of expressing love and care. This group program aims to provide information and support for adults with Asperger’s Syndrome who have made it to parenthood! Participants are encouraged to support each other through sharing personal experiences and resources, using Aspie friendly language. The group facilitator will offer tips to assist with life challenges common to the group. Some topics expected to be covered include:

  • How to capatalise solitude
  • Dealing with anxiety, frustration and guilt
  • Building parenting alliance with your spouse, and
  • Finding common grounds to connect with your child(ren).

WHO: Parents who can identify with Asperger’s Syndrome

WHEN: Tuesday, 8 consecutive weeks, 4:00pm to 5:30pm (1.5 hours)

DATES FOR 2015: 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun

WHERE: 4 Spry Court, Petrie (Professor Tony Attwood’s Clinic)

COSTS: $120/session (Medicare or private health insurance rebates may be eligible)

GROUP SIZE: 6 to 8 persons

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Dancing with ASD: Support for Siblings or Children of Individuals with ASD

Neuro-typicals can be sensitive to negative emotions hence are inclined to accommodate the world of family members who have autism. Sometimes, this means their own needs are neglected. This group program is designed to enhance resiliency of teenagers whose family life has been affected by ASD. Participants are encouraged to support each other through sharing personal experiences and resources. The group facilitator will offer guidance and insights in relation to common experiences of this population. Some topics expected to be covered include:

  • Knowing and celebrating your unique profile of abilities
  • The plus and minus of growing up in an ASD family
  • Making sense of an autistic reaction
  • Dealing with stress, grief and guilt, and
  • Being happy.

WHO: Teenagers (aged 10 to 16 years) who have sibling(s) or parent(s) with ASD

WHEN: Tuesday, 8 consecutive weeks, 4:00pm to 5:30pm (1.5 hours)

DATES: 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep 2015

WHERE: 4 Spry Court, Petrie (Professor Tony Attwood’s Clinic)

COSTS: $120/session (Medicare or private health insurance rebates may be eligible)

GROUP SIZE: 6 to 8 persons

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Rediscovering Me: Support for Neurotypical Partners of Individuals with ASD

What does it take to fall in love with someone with Asperger Syndrome (AS)? This group is a light-hearted but informative program about common personality traits of partners of individuals with AS. In addition to facilitate a better understand of an AS relationship, the primary aim is to provide participants an opportunity to identify their own strengths and passions in life. This insight will be useful for generating ideas to improve life satisfaction for both partners. Being a neuro-typical group, participants are encouraged to support each other through sharing personal experiences and networking. The group facilitator will offer tips for common challenges faced by this population. Some topics expected to be covered include:

  • Knowing and celebrating your personality qualities
  • The plus and minus of being in an Aspie relationship
  • Making sense of an autistic reaction
  • Dealing with stress, grief and guilt, and
  • Pursuing your passions.

WHO: Partners of adults with ASD

WHEN: Tuesday, 8 consecutive weeks, 4:00pm to 5:30pm (1.5 hours)

DATES: 30 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov 2015

WHERE: 4 Spry Court, Petrie (Professor Tony Attwood’s Clinic)

COSTS: $120/session (Medicare or private health insurance rebates may be eligible)

GROUP SIZE: 6 to 8 persons

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For further information, please contact the administrative staff at this clinic:

Foundation Counselling Centre
Shop 7/521 Beams Rd (Clock Corner Shopping Centre)
CARSELDINE Qld 4034
Ph: (07) 3263 9132
info@foundationscounselling.com.au
www.foundationscounselling.com.au