Autistic Teen Peer Support

This is where Autistic teens and their families come together in safe and supported setting. We invite teens to sit with other teens whilst parents/carers can have the opportunity to sit together but there are no hard and fast rules. It is all about meeting individual needs. We invite all persons that support our Autistic teens as they are welcome to attend. We want to set our teens up for success. Everyone is supported from when they step through the door. Friendships, connections and opportunities to grow are found for those on similar journeys. We supply a range of lego, board games, including an online Kahoot trivia and free wifi. There is an admin fee to attend the event. Additional costs will include any purchases at the event. Different Journeys requires the teen is supported on the night by a familiar adult person.

Our events are designed by, with, and for young people. They are designed to overcome the crippling isolation that many autistic and neurodiverse young people experience. They are purposefully constructed to build confidence and develop independence. This facilitates the development of an array of skills including leadership, communication, interpersonal and teamwork capabilities. 

With the guidance of our mentors and supporters, young people work together to plan our celebration events and projects. This builds friendships, life skills and job readiness. It also saves lives amongst a vulnerable cohort of our shared community.

Dinner Events

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

Different Journeys acknowledge that we live, work, and meet together on the lands of the Kulin nation. We acknowledge the continuing connection to this land that members of the Kulin nation have, and we thank them for caring for the land and waters since time immemorial. We acknowledge Elders past and present. We recognise and respect that sovereignty was never ceded, and a treaty has yet to be signed. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

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