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Aspergers Victoria Information Services

Aspergers Victoria (AV) provides confidential email services to provide support, information and referrals to our members, and our community including Aspergers/ASD level 1, their families, and carers.  The range of our information about Aspergers/ASD level 1 is broad, including but not limited to topics such as:

  • education issues

  • relationships

  • professional support options

  • allied health options

  • assistance to extended families and friends; to

  • walking people through a new diagnosis

The Information services team are all volunteers with a personal connection to Aspergers and a member of Aspergers Victoria.  As peers, they understand, have experience, knowledge and access to resources about Aspergers.  Our volunteers are supported with ongoing training, however they are not mental health professionals and not all-knowing. They will take several days to respond to your query.

Click here to email our Information Team


If you use our Information services and you are not a member please consider making a donation to support our training and support for our Information team volunteers.

Another option for our members is to email a query for us to put up an anonymous post (if it is suitable) on our social media to gather community feedback.

Crisis Support

We are unable to provide emergency assistance. Our peer volunteers are not a crisis service and are not mental health professionals.

For urgent help, we suggest you call one of the Mental Health organisations such as:

SANE Helpline on 1800 18 7263 or visit  www.sane.org or email helpline@sane.org. Talk to a mental health professional (weekdays, 10am-10pm AEST.

SuicideLine on 1300 651 251 for free and anonymous support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week across Victoria.

Lifeline on 131114. This  provides those experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Parent Line on 13 22 89. They provide counselling one of our counsellors on 1300 30 1300, 7 days a week, between 8am and 10pm. Webcounselling is also available. Visit:  www.parentline.com.au/getting-help/how-parentline-works.php

Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 24 hours a day and 7 days per week. It is a free 24/7, confidential and private counselling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years.

BeyondBlue on 1300 22 4636

For more options please go to:
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/servicesandsupport/counselling-online-and-phone-support-for-mental-illness

Once the situation has abated you may contact our team for Information to assist you beyond the crisis.

Information

The information and resources provided by our Information service team, social media activities and on this website (“Materials”) are of a general nature only and are not intended to be used as a substitute for professional health advice. For a specific health problem, consult your doctor or contact your health professional.

The inclusion of any opinion, organisation, product, service or individual through our services or platforms does not necessarily imply endorsement by Aspergers Victoria.

Material on this website may be updated or amended from time to time. While Aspergers Victoria endeavors to keep the information on this website accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee that the website contains the latest or most accurate information, products or research. Where we have included materials provided by others, research, individual stories or links to other sites, the views expressed therein are not necessarily those of Aspergers Victoria.

The internet is not a secure medium and communications to and from this website may be intercepted or altered in transit. Aspergers Victoria does not warrant that the website is free from anything which may damage any computer which accesses the website or data on such computer.



We rely on donations and memberships to undertake our important work as a volunteer run organisation. Donate now and help us to improve outcomes for people with Aspergers.  All donations are tax deductible.

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Aspergers Victoria Inc is an Australian registered Charity with Deductible Gift Recipient status.

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54 Railway Road
Blackburn, VIC, 3130

ABN 47 066 180 983

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