ADHD Online Events

Each month ADHD Support Australia brings you an expert in an ADHD-related field to empower you with the information you need on your ADHD journey.

Since April 2020 our speaker evenings and events have all been online.

Book in below and you’ll be sent a link and instructions on how to join the talk via Zoom call.

All online speaker evenings are $15 (+ booking fee + GST), unless otherwise advertised.

If you can’t make it to the live event or have only just found us and missed past events you can find recordings on our Patreon members’ site.

Please scroll down to see all our online offerings including online parenting courses, PEERS social skills for teens & young adults and PEERS dating skills.

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PEERS Dating Skills 6-Week Online Program

December 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm-January 31, 2022 @ 6:30 pm

PEERS Dating Skills 6-week Online Program

ADHD Support Australia is excited to offer the first PEERS® Dating Skills 6-week online program.

PEERS® stands for Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills.

The PEERS® program is an internationally acclaimed, evidence-based social skills group program for adolescents and young adults with social challenges.

Originally developed by Dr Elizabeth Laugeson at the University of California (UCLA) PEERS®, the programme has a strong evidence-base for use with adolescents and young adults with Aspergers/ASD, but is also highly appropriate for those with ADHD, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, those who may be twice exceptional or gifted and talented or indeed anyone experiencing social challenges.

The program assists and explicitly teaches motivated young adults with social challenges, who are interested in learning ways to improve their conversational and dating skills, how to form more positive relationships.

Young adults learn how to develop & maintain relationships by:

* Improving conversational skills
* Starting, entering & exiting conversations
* Dating Etiquette – Letting Someone Know You Like Them, Asking Someone on a Date, Having Successful Dates, Dating Do’s & Don’ts

PEERS® Dating Skills Program Details

PEERS® Dating Skills is a 6-week online program for those aged 16-30 who experience social challenges and are interested in learning improved conversational and dating skills.  It would be a great addition to older teens that have already completed the PEERS for Teens Social Skills 16-week program.

In weekly 90-minute online small group sessions, attendees are taught important conversational and dating skills and given the opportunity to practise these skills during socialisation activities in the session.

Parents or caregivers or elected social coaches attend online 90-minute weekly small group sessions separately to the young adult and are taught how to become a social coach – supporting them in practicing their new skills at home, coaching them during their weekly socialisation homework assignments and providing feedback.

Note: This is not a group for finding a romantic partner.  It is a skills-based group to learn the skills to better navigate the dating world.

Sessions are relaxed & fun whilst using evidence-based skill-teaching methods …

* Small group (7-10 participants)
* Safe environment where everyone finds success
* Didactic instruction (concrete easy to follow rules & steps)
* Socratic questioning method (a question/answer dialogue to draw out ideas)
* Teaches ecologically valid skills (skills that socially successful people use)
* Correct/Incorrect role play examples
* Role-playing and modelling practice of correct skills (behaviourial rehearsal)
* Perspective-taking questions targeting social cognition
* Social coaching from both course facilitator & parent(s)/carer(s)
* Homework exercises (with parent/carer assistance)
* Each session builds upon the previous week

Meet your social coach

Vivian Dunstan

* Certified PEERS Adolescent & Young Adult Social Skills course provider
* Masters of Teaching (Primary)
* Facilitator of Parenting Children with ADHD 6-week course since 2015
* Former RAISE mentor
* Founder & Organiser of ADHD Support Australia
* Advocating for & supporting the ADHD community since 2013
* Organiser of 100+ expert ADHD talks
* Author of ADHD Support Australia’s website
* Experienced Mum who’s navigated 24 years with an ADHD child, teen and now young adult

Is PEERS right for my young adult?

Young adults must …

* be between 16-30 (for the duration of the course)
* have social challenges
* be interested in attending the program
* agree to participate in the program voluntarily
* consistently attend the program; and
* a parent/carer/social coach must be willing to participate as the young adult’s social coach

I want to help my young adult improve their dating skills – what now?

To help your young adult improve their social confidence, dating skills and go on to create and maintain more meaningful connections email me and I will respond with a screening questionnaire and a link for you to book in a 15 minute chat to assess suitability for the program and to answer any questions you may have.

Following this call, to ensure the PEERS® program is a good fit for your young adult and that they will feel comfortable attending and have positive outcomes, I’ll meet you and your young person one-on-one to understand their needs as well as what your family are seeking to achieve before you enrol in the program.

Parent Session: Mondays from 13th December – 31st January 2022 @ 5-6.30pm

Young Adult Session: Mondays from 13th December – 31st January 2022 @ 7.00-8.30pm

For 6 weeks (2 weeks off for Christmas/New Year on 27th Dec & 3rd Jan)

So your investment for the December 2021 intake is $990 (incl GST) & includes:

* Intake interview
* 6 x 90 min parent sessions
* 6 x 90 min young adult sessions
* Weekly handouts/homework assignments
* Support throughout the 6-week program

Great value at $165 per week for the 2 x 90 minute sessions!

NDIS funding is available for this program depending on your particular plan.

If you’re not able to attend on the above dates/times but are interested in joining this or a future course, please leave your details here or email me.

If you’d like to join the program in December please send me an email as soon as possible @



December 13 @ 5:00 pm
January 31, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
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