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If you, a partner or a family member has Aspergers, then our peer support groups may suit your needs.  Meet others, share stories or listen to the occasional speaker in a friendly and inclusive community environment.  Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run all meetings and will welcome new attendees. Please let them know if you are new.

Peer groups are often the first port of call for new members - a place where you can meet others, listen, learn and share stories. You need to be independently capable to attend our groups, as carers don't participate. For our under 18 Teens group parents must remain present at the venue but are in a separate area to build Teen independence further. 

Our Peer Groups aim to empower attendees through discovering: 

·       COMMUNITY Our groups create a sense of belonging to a community with like-minded, supportive peers with lived experience

·       RESILIENCE  through ‘Growth Mindset’ and ‘Self-Regulation’ learning

·       CONFIDENCE through a focus on appreciation of strengths, special interests and abilities 

·       SELF-DETERMINATION and independence through mentoring and learning

·       FRIENDSHIP and social experience through regular peer gatherings. Reduce isolation, perceived stigma plus builds     friendship and trust through regular contact with the group

·       KNOWLEDGE shared in the group about how to manage challenges or extend strengths 

Ultimately our Groups builds members’ self-esteem and, confidence and self-empowerment, to determine their own lives independently, including areas of physical and mental health, relationships, employment, finance, housing, special interests and self-reliance. It could be regarded in medical terms as a health program for Aspergers - without being therapised.

Referrals keep coming to the group from local health services, schools, youth services and by word of mouth and have now exceeding our capacity to accommodate them in a volunteer-managed format. 

 *Please note these groups are for Aspergers Victoria members only, however you are very welcome to attend a meeting before joining our community.                   Join online today!

Our Meeting Schedule


Aspergers Victoria Group Values and Approach:

  • 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
  • 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
We call this the AV Groups Way. We expect attendees to abide by this in our events, activities and meetings. 

Our Groups bookings go to the bottom of this page or to our Events webpage. 


For any questions relating to our groups, or general group enquiries, contact us at AV Groups.  

Please note: 

 - Any promotion of members’ ventures and other (non AV) items of interest are only to be conducted via the Groups Coordinator or the Group Leader.  If you wish to make announcements or distribute materials at our meetings, please email your request to the Groups Coordinator groups@aspergersvic.org.au

- AV has become aware of groups using the AV logo or name to promote their services or groups without AV approval. AV cannot provide any assurance of the quality of any group not coordinated by AV and not listed in the links below. They will not be covered by our insurance, nor have our Peer Leader training or necessarily deliver quality support to AV standards. 

- AV Groups do not provide professional advice, medical advice, counselling, crisis management or case management.  You can find support through our professionals directory or through a number of organisations that do offer crisis support.


Teens Group

Join our Teens Group, for secondary students aged 13 to 18 years.  Meet like-minded peers in a relaxed environment; share strengths, passions or interests over board games, or chat with our young adult leaders.  Parents and carers meet in an adjoining area sharing stories or listening to a guest speaker about current teen issues. 

Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run all meetings and will welcome new families. All group leaders have a Working With Children Check.

Contact the Teens Group co-ordinator if you have any questions, or register for a session.

Please Note: A parent MUST accompany all children, and the responsibility for supervision and costs of ALL children remains with the parents.


Young adults

If you are a young adult with Aspergers aged 18 to 35 years having left school, then this group may suit your needs. Meetings are held in the Eastern suburbs on the 4th Thursday of the month, February to November except public holidays.  Occasional social outings are arranged from this group.  Meet other young adults, participate in discussions that determine your own life, and listen to the occasional speaker in a friendly inclusive environment.  

Parents and carers do not attend this group, and are welcome to attend the Parents & Carers of Young Adults Group.  

Young Adults with lived experience run all meetings, and will welcome new attendees.  It is expected that group members independently manage their own email to and from the Young Adults group.

Contact the Young Adults co-ordinator if you have any questions, or register for a session.


Adults Group

If you are an Asperger Adult, then this group may suit your needs. 

Meetings are held in the Eastern suburbs on the 3rd Thursday of each month, February to November except public holidays. Occasional social outings are arranged by this group.

Meet other adults, participate in discussions, or listen to a speaker in a friendly, inclusive environment. Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run all meetings and welcome new attendees.


Our Parents & Carers Groups

If you are a parent or carer of a child with Aspergers, then this group may suit your needs. Various meetings are held in the Eastern and Southern Melbourne suburbs February to December, except school and public holidays. 

Meet other parents and carers, share stories and listen to the occasional speaker, in a friendly inclusive environment. Aspergers Victoria volunteers with shared experience run all meetings and will welcome new attendees.  We are planning to expand this to online groups as well. 

Upcoming Group Meetings

No events available

Previous Group Meetings

7 Dec 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
6 Dec 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
29 Nov 2018 AS Adults End of Year Social Group Meeting
23 Nov 2018 Teens Peer Group Meeting
23 Nov 2018 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
22 Nov 2018 Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
21 Nov 2018 Annual General Meeting & Celebration
19 Nov 2018 AV Adult Women's 20+ Group
16 Nov 2018 Teen Girls Peer Mentor Group
15 Nov 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
10 Nov 2018 Adults in Their Thirties Social Network
2 Nov 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
1 Nov 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
26 Oct 2018 Teens & Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
26 Oct 2018 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
25 Oct 2018 AV Young Adults Mini Peer Group Meeting
18 Oct 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
12 Oct 2018 Adults in Their Thirties Social Network
4 Oct 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
28 Sep 2018 Teens Peer Group Meeting
27 Sep 2018 Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
20 Sep 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
18 Sep 2018 Jobs for People with Aspergers
14 Sep 2018 Teen Girls Peer Mentor Group
7 Sep 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
30 Aug 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
24 Aug 2018 Teens Peer Group Meeting
24 Aug 2018 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
23 Aug 2018 Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
16 Aug 2018 AS Adults August Social Night
3 Aug 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
2 Aug 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
27 Jul 2018 AsperTeens Peer Group Meeting
26 Jul 2018 Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
19 Jul 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
5 Jul 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
28 Jun 2018 AV Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
22 Jun 2018 AsperTeens Peer Group Meeting
22 Jun 2018 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
21 Jun 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
7 Jun 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
1 Jun 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
25 May 2018 AsperTeens Peer Group Meeting
24 May 2018 AS Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
17 May 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
4 May 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
3 May 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
27 Apr 2018 AsperTeens Peer Group Meeting
26 Apr 2018 AS Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
19 Apr 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
5 Apr 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
23 Mar 2018 AsperTeens Peer Group Meeting
23 Mar 2018 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
22 Mar 2018 AS Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
15 Mar 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
2 Mar 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
1 Mar 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
23 Feb 2018 AsperTeens Peer Group Meeting
23 Feb 2018 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
22 Feb 2018 AS Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
15 Feb 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
1 Feb 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting

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