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Peer Groups the AV Way

'Promoting the positives of Aspergers across the lifespan'

Aspergers Victoria peer groups believe in:

  • A Positive Mindset: We see possibilities, strengths and talents. We don"t view autism as a disability or deficit
  • A Growth Mindset: We pursue goals through continual learning and share that knowledge; we don’t judge each other
  • Empowerment: We listen, support and encourage others to grow
  • Empathy: We try to understand another’s situation and help, if asked. This is not sympathy
  • Trust:  We value  the privacy and confidentiality of others in and outside of the group 
  • Respect: We acknowledge the wishes and rights of others and believe we are responsible for our own behaviour. This includes respecting others’ needs for space and respect their views
  • Inclusion: We make all of our peers feel welcome and understood .

    AV groups are for Aspergers Victoria members; you are very welcome to attend a meeting before joining. Join online here www.aspergersvic.org.au/membership and membership details will be sent to you. This requirement is due to the overhead costs and insurance  involved for us with our groups such as insurance, venue, training and more.  

    Our Groups are run by peer Volunteers who have training and lived experience with Aspergers who provide their personal time to support our community tribes. As Volunteers we see and feel the value of providing these forums and enjoy the impact it has helping our peers. Our Peer Volunteers are NOT counselors or therapists and cannot support mental health issues. 

    We require respectful, safe and inclusive behaviour in our Groups. We do not talk about cures. Be aware parent/carer groups support Aspergers parents/carers and those with other co-diagnoses.

    If you have any specific needs you need the Peer Group Leaders to know about for you or your family you must brief them. If you are unable to meet the Group behaviour requirements you will be asked to leave the Group. Aspergers Victoria reserves the right to refuse admittance to any person without reason.  

    For more information contact admin@aspergersvic.org.au or visit our website www.aspergersvic.org.au  




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