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; not problems or deficits
A Growth Mindset: We pursue goals through continual learning from each other equally and share that knowledge; we don’t judge ourselves or others or their approaches
Empowerment: We listen, support and encourage others to grow
Empathy: We try to understand another’s situation and help, if asked
Trust: We value the privacy and confidentiality of others in and out of the group
Respect: We acknowledge the wishes and rights of others and believe we are responsible for our own behaviour. This can include respecting others’ needs for space.
Inclusion: we make 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/Join-Us and membership details will be sent to you. This is due to the overhead costs involved for us with our groups such as insurance, venue, training and more.
We require respectful, safe and inclusive behaviour in our Groups. If you have any specific needs you need the Peer Group Leaders to know about for you or your family, you must brief the leaders or contact our admin. 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 about all Aspergers Victoria groups, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.aspergersvic.org.au/Groups
Although all reasonable steps are taken to protect and keep you or your child safe, no AV Volunteers or staff can be held liable for any injury to your child or any carer in attendance at any venue whether that be negligent or innocent in nature. AV reserves the right to refuse to give service if there is abuse of any kind toward a volunteer, staff member, another client or any person associated with our groups or other services.