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 environment. Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run all meetings and will welcome new attendees.
Peer groups are often the first port of call for new members - a place where you can meet others, listen, learn and share stories about your journey with Aspergers, amongst others who understand. Volunteers with lived experience run all groups. The philosophy of AV peer support groups is to provide a friendly, supportive environment, where everyone can share their life experiences, challenges and insights. The group meetings are a significant part of what we do - you're sure to find a group here that matches your situation, and meets your needs.
*Please note these groups are for Aspergers Victoria members only, however you are very welcome to attend a meeting before joining.
Aspergers Victoria Groups Value:
We call this the AV Groups Way.
Peer support group meetings are conducted for the purpose of providing connection, information and support to our members. Agendas, activities and guest speakers are often extensively planned well in advance. Any promotion of members’ ventures and other (non AV) items of interest are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: 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 or necessarily deliver quality support to AV standards.
For any questions relating to our groups, or general group enquiries, contact us at AV Groups
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.
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.