Adults’ Group for People with ASD

Formed in November 2010, the group meets on the first Saturday of the month around 6:00pm. The meet up provides an opportunity for adults with ASD to interact with one another and other community members.

For further information, please contact Joyce-Lyn (Text: 0404 207 948)

The Adolescents’ Group 

Formed in April 2010, a social group of young people aged between 12 to 17 years meets at NQ Employment, 23 Casey Street, Aitkenvale, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm on the last Sunday of the month. Activities include cooking, handicrafts, xbox gaming and a variety of board games.

For further information, please contact Linda (Text: 0414 224 654) or Chelsea.

IT Group 

Recently formed! If you are in high school or a young adult (to age 20), interested in game design, social media or web design. You may like to join a group of other like-minded young people to learn more and share ideas in technology. This group will meet from 2:00pm – 4:00pm on the second Sunday of the month.

For further information, please contact Randy (Text: 0423 693 894).

Brothers and Sisters (or Siblings) Group 

Open to all school age children who have a sister or brother who is on the autism spectrum. This group meets once a term to renew friendships and to share, through social outings and play, what it means to have a brother or sister with autism. These social outings are often conducted during school vacation periods.

For further information, please contact Lynne (Text: 0407 161 725) or Trishell.

  • Kayaking
  • Roller skating
  • Craft
  • Spray painting
  • Tie dying
  • Cricket
  • Board games
  • Picnic in the park
  • Building sand castles
  • Three legged races
  • Egg and spoon races
  • Cooking chocolate

Coffee Morning 

Every last Friday of the month from 10am to noon at McDonald’s Aitkenvale, the group hosts a coffee morning for parents and others interested in autism to share their experiences and learn more about autism.

For further information, please contact Gwenyth (Ph: 0747 740 637).

I am one of the volunteers who mentors our ever growing IT club. We have a number of children with various projects happening all around us. It is amazing to see what the children can create with the knowledge and freedom to do so.
Jesse Bridge
IT Support Group Mentor
I am the president of the NQ Autism Support Group. I worked as a special teacher with Education Qld. I believe that the NQ Autism Support Group is wonderful local group which not only can advocate and support children and adults on the Spectrum but also to the parents and carers.
Lynne Derry
NQASG President
My name is Mason Hemmings, I am 16 years old. I attend adolescent support group and IT group. What i enjoy about both groups is hanging out with my friends, drawing, learning how to use my animation app on my iPad and learning all about YouTube.
 

Mason Hemmings
Student