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NEURO-CONNECT

Therapeutic, social and support groups.

Sunny Spectrum offers neurodivergent peer mentoring and capacity building groups led by neurodivergent mentors and therapy assistants. Join our Neuro-connect groups for Autistic and neurodivergent individuals to celebrate shared interests, build skills, and enhance well-being through safe and comfortable social interactions.

Contact us now to express interest for Term 2!

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Timetable
Term 2 2024 - 29 April to 5 July

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THERAPEUTIC GROUPS

NEW/LATE DISCOVERED
AUTISTIC WOMEN'S GROUP: EXPLORING YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF

Join us for an empowering journey of self-discovery, education, and peer support. This group held online, is dedicated to fostering wellbeing and embracing neurodivergent authenticity. Here's what you can expect:

  • Explore the intricacies of neurodivergence, self-determination, and advocacy in a supportive environment.

  • Develop essential regulation skills to navigate life's challenges with confidence.

  • Forge meaningful connections with like-minded individuals who understand your journey.
     

Start your transformative journey today and embrace your authentic self.

Gender Neutral Option Now Available, Tuesday Evening!

Online Tutoring
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ARTS, WELLBEING AND SENSORY EXPLORATION GROUP

Prepare to embark on a journey of artistic discovery and sensory delight at our Arts & Sensory Exploration Groups! Expect a spectrum of experiences, from hands-on art activities to sensory-rich activities, all curated to spark inspiration and connections. Immerse yourself in the fusion of art therapy, CBT, DBT, and our Neuro-me framework, all tailored to your unique needs.

Elevate your experience with sensory exploration and arts, designed not just to enhance your well-being but to inspire personal growth and meaningful connections.

MINECRAFT GROUP

A therapeutic social group for those who love being immersed in a pixelated universe. Join us to build on your social communication, emotional regulation and wellbeing while journeying through a specially designed Sunny Spectrum server, where you can choose your next adventure!

Our person-centered approach intertwines the realms of Minecraft, CBT, DBT
and our Neuro-me framework. Engage in the artistry of virtual blocks as we utilize mindfulness strategies within the Minecraft universe. Enhance your well-being, cultivate personal growth, and forge connections in a world where therapy becomes an immersive adventure within the captivating landscapes of Minecraft.

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NEURO-CONNECT SOCIAL GROUPS

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NEURO-CONNECT ADULTS GROUP

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NEURO-CONNECT YOUTH GROUP

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NEURO-CONNECT LGBTQIA+ GROUP

Neuro-connect social groups create a safe space for Autistic and otherwise neurodivergent people to explore their identity and make connections with likeminded people. Perfect for those who are late-identified as Autistic who want to meet people with similar experiences and support each other. Led by peer mentors, our groups can help you foster friendships, engage in uplifting conversations, and celebrate the strength and resilience of people within you and the wider Autistic community.
 

  • Discuss your shared interests, build friendships and create community, while exploring our neurodivergent identities.

  • Explore different activities, build friendships with peers and dive into a world of shared experiences.
Study Group

STUDY DOUBLE: BODY DOUBLING AND SUPPORT GROUP

Here, we provide a supportive environment that celebrates neurodiversity and empowers individuals to achieve their goals. Whether you're a student, professional, or lifelong learner, our group is dedicated to helping you stay focused and productive.

Through techniques like body doubling, mutual accountability, and the exchange of effective study strategies, we foster a culture of collaboration and progress. Join us and discover a space where you can thrive, no matter your age or neurodiversity.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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NEURO-PARENTS

Neuro-parents is a support group for Autistic or otherwise neurodivergent parents of Autistic kids. We offer a calm environment in which to share your parenting experiences and support each other. Led by social worker Tamsin Dancer, a fantastic Autistic and ADHD parent of neurodivergent kids and and co-facilitated by our Autistic office admin Susan Williams.

The nitty gritties...

 

We use a holistic and inclusive approach to well-being and our therapeutically informed and supervised groups are designed by our team of Allied Health Professionals, and implemented by Therapy Assistants and Peer-Mentors.

 

We embrace a variety of modalities, including sensory-friendly activities, mindfulness, and group discussions that celebrate the unique strengths within our community. Our sessions are a safe space for exploration and self-expression, fostering a sense of belonging and building skills, empowering each individual to navigate their neurodivergent journey with confidence. Join us for an enriching experience where authenticity, understanding, and connection take centre stage.

If you have an NDIS plan, our groups may be claimed under the following NDIS support lines, depending on your goals:

04_102_0136_6_1 (CORE) 

09_011_0125_6_3 (Capacity Building: Increased Social and Community Participation)

15_037_0117_1_3 (Capacity Building: Improved Daily Living) 

15_038_0117_1_3 (Neuro-Parents / workshops only)

15_043_0128_1_3 (Capacity Building - Improved Daily Living) 

Please see our Fees & Funding page for pricing.

 

Check with your Local Area Coordinator or Support Coordinator if you are unsure.

Please note that we are not a registered NDIS provider.
 

Groups are offered in the model of a 10 week program of support.
Groups are organized by age and development.

Please contact us for more information or to book

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