An Autistic peer support group where we support celebrations, provide
connections and create communities.

Resources

Different Journeys Welcome Pack Introduction

Different Journeys Social Groups Teen Registration Form

Different Journeys Social Groups Adult Registration Form

Different Journeys Swim Registration

Different Journeys Carer Registration

Policy & Procedures

Our Advocacy Principles

Statement of Purpose

Our Keys to Success

Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Child Safety

Child Safety Policy

Different Journeys: Code of Conduct

Different Journeys: Country
Acknowledgement

Victorian Support for Carers
Program Providers

Rights and Responsibilities
Policy

Different Journeys recognises and embraces the richness, strengths and opportunities that diversity brings and encourages and respects a diverse range of individuals and views.

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PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR CARERS

The primary aim of the Peer Support Program for Carers is to empower carers of
Autistic individuals to have more choice and control over supports and services both for themselves and the person they care for.

Carers innately trust carers, those people who have walked a path similar to their
own. At Different Journeys we use a peer support approach to walk alongside carers to enable them to navigate a complicated support system, empower them to take up opportunities and engage with other carer families in similar situations.

Unfortunately, many carers of Autistic people lack the confidence, emotional strength or time to identify and access carer supports and services.
A secondary aim of this Program is to follow up with carers to help link them into
existing supports and services. This person-centred approach provides warm
handovers and helps carers constructively express their needs.
This project is limited to our scope of funding.