Becoming Independent – An Aspergers Victoria Panel Evening

Each year Aspergers Victoria hosts a panel evening where members of the Adult Group present on a theme, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. These evenings are popular with parents anticipating the future for their children, and adults seeking to benefit from the experiences of others.

There are many reasons why a young adult might want or need to move out of their parent’s home: to be closer to work, to set your own schedule, to develop a relationship, to avoid conflict with other family members, to share with a housemate, or because ageing parents wish to retire.

However there are also many issues and skills to be learnt: domestic chores including shopping, cooking and laundry, managing financial commitments, looking after the property, possible loneliness, coping with unexpected issues, feeling overwhelmed by new demands and the possibility of being exploited.

Our four guest speakers James Fahey, Nik Nikoliev, Penny Robinson and Chris Varney have successfully faced the independence issue, or are facing it now, and will present short segments about their experiences, before answering questions from the audience.

This is a great opportunity, whether you are a young adult Aspie considering becoming independent, or a parent wondering how to assist your family member with this major milestone.

Wednesday October 29, 2014
7.30—9.30 pm, followed by a light supper. Doors open at 7pm

The Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Rd, Blackburn VIC 3130
Aspergers Vic members: $ 15 Non-members: $ 30*
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