Join our welcoming and inclusive AV member community!
By joining Aspergers Victoria as a member, you will be playing a vital role in the invaluable ongoing work AV does to provide opportunities for people with Aspergers, autistic people, and the wider neurodivergent community to connect, share stories and information, find meaningful employment opportunities, and most importantly, feel part of a community who just “gets” you.
As a valued AV member, you will have access to a wide range of member benefits, including discounts and guest tickets, access to register for exclusive members-only programs, as well as having the opportunity to contribute to the development of AV into the future!
Choose from a range of membership types and find the one that best suits your situation and needs. We've also just introduced a brand new membership type in response to our members' feedback and requests - scroll down to find out more about our +Groups membership!
Our activities and your Membership are governed by the Rules of our DGR registered Incorporated Association charity and other ASIC details are here. Our 2022 Annual Report if available on request here
AV Membership Benefits
AV provides opportunities for people with Aspergers, autistic people, and the wider neurodivergent community to connect, share stories and information, find meaningful employment opportunities, and most importantly, feel part of a community who just “get” us. For our valued members, AV membership offers fantastic member benefits, including member discounts to AV activities, activities and programs available only to AV members, employment support and coaching programs, member-only communications, and much more.
Here's a list of all the amazing opportunities available only to AV members!
Access to guest tickets to allow you to invite friends, family, or other team members to join you at AV activities at member rates.
Access to register for AV’s coaching and employment support programs and networking opportunities.
Receive our regular AV Members Newsletter, designed to raise awareness of important issues for our community. It includes details of upcoming group meetings, programs and events, interesting articles from publications around the world, and the opportunity to participate in current research projects.
An invitation to participate in the AV Members Survey and the opportunity to have your say in the future of AV.
Eligibility to vote at our Annual General Meeting*.
Additional Member Benefits
All AV membership types have additional benefits available which have been tailored to suit the needs of that membership demographic.
For Personal Members, these include access to member discounts for peer support and access to register for member-only interest groups.
For +Groups Members, these include the option to register for unlimited peer support groups free of charge.
For Professional Members, these include opportunities to access training and workshops for your team, the option to have your logo displayed on the AV homepage, or to be included in our AV Professional Directory.
AV Membership Types
Whether you are an individual, a family, or a professional, we have a membership type to suit your situation.
We have two membership categories:
All membership types include the option to add additional people to your membership to make it easier for you to register different people within your family or staff team for different events and for them to add their own areas of interest to their profile.
About our Personal Memberships
Our AV Personal Memberships are designed for individuals and families who wish to access member benefits for themselves and individuals they support or care for.
Within this category, we have:
Individual Membership for one adult OR one adult + one child under 18
Family Membership for one adult + up to four additional people of any age.
Our Personal Membership category also includes our +Groups Memberships.
Holders of this membership can register for peer support groups free of charge within their membership period.
Available as an Individual Membership +Groups or a Family Membership +Groups.
About our Professional Memberships
Our AV Professional Memberships allow businesses and organisations to become AV members, to access AV member benefits for themselves and their team, and to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to inclusion and celebration of our autistic community in the workplace and in the wider world.
As of January 2023, in response to member and community feedback, AV offers three professional membership types, designed to meet the needs of various types of businesses and organisations within our community.
Autism Supporter Membership for small and medium businesses operating outside the autism and allied health space.
Corporate Membership for large organisations operating outside the autism and allied health space.
Service Provider Membership for businesses of any size providing services within the autism and allied health space.
This includes health and service professionals (including allied and mental health practitioners), NDIS providers and plan managers, schools, not-for-profit organisations, etc.
If you represent a business or organisation and you would like to present your brand as one which recognises autistic strengths, which promotes and actively supports inclusion and diversity, and which empowers autistic voices, we invite you to browse our Professional Membership offer to find the membership option that best suits your team.