AGOSCI peer support group
Peer connection for professionals who are new to disability, AAC, and diverse communication
AGOSCI is a member-based organisation, here to support a more inclusive community for people with diverse communication. AGOSCI is aware that professionals who are new to working in this space can feel overwhelmed and isolated.
The new AGOSCI peer support group is designed to bring like-minded professionals together for peer support and connection. Our aim is to reduce isolation and encourage a network of support for people working in AAC and disability.
To encourage a safe space, these meetings will not be recorded. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance to attend the live event.
AGOSCI will host and facilitate meeting discussions, with opportunity for group members to explore topics of interest together and build a network of peer support.
AGOSCI encourages any current members who are early career professionals, are new to the disability field, or new to AAC to join these meetings.
As a member, you are welcome to register one non-member guest at each meeting, because we know these events are easier when you have a friend.
Please remember a guest can only be registered for one peer support meeting, this is our gift to you. If your guest enjoys the meeting and wishes to attend future meetings, they can explore AGOSCI membership options to join us.
Meetings will be every second month, online via Zoom, for 90 minutes.
Our first meeting for 2023 is on Tuesday, March 28th.
Please check the start time for your timezone below.
QLD: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
NSW / ACT / VIC / TAS: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
SA: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
NT: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
WA: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Laura Ferrie - AGOSCI NT Rep (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Darren Trentepohl - AGOSCI Chairperson (email@example.com)
Amelia Edwards - AGOSCI SA Rep (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ria Ferris - AGOSCI Executive Officer (email@example.com)
Disclosure and Code of Conduct
AGOSCI is an independent body and does not endorse individual products, services, approaches, or brands. AGOSCI acknowledges the presence and contributions of all knowledge and expertise in the Australian and international field of communication diversity.
In hosting these peer support meetings, AGOSCI will not provide clinical advice or make clinical recommendations. The purpose of this group is peer connection and support primarily. Opinions and ideas shared by group members at these meetings represent their own views, and do not necessarily represent AGOSCI's position. Where group members have complex or specific clinical support needs, AGOSCI recommends seeking supervision through appropriate professional and workplace channels.