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  • 17 Aug 2021 2:15 PM | Anonymous member

    Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 15 November at 7.30pm via Zoom.  Please mark this in your calendars now.  More details (including registration links) will be shared closer to the day.

  • 3 Aug 2021 4:27 PM | Anonymous member

    Aspergers Victoria has once again been invited to apply for invitations on behalf of our members to the very popular Melbourne Special Children's Christmas Party. This years event is planned to be held on Saturday 4 December 2021 from 10.30am - 1pm at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

    Pending government COVID-19 regulations, a three hour stage show is planned to entertain the children and parents. There will be activities such as merry go-rounds, jumping castles, face painting, food, drinks, and ice creams. Of course, no Christmas party is complete without Santa and presents!

    To be eligible to request an invitation you need:

    • a current membership with Aspergers Victoria

    • your child must be 12 years or under and have an Aspergers/autism diagnosis.

    For more information and to register your interest please complete the Expression of Interest form  before Friday 20 August.


  • 3 Aug 2021 3:45 PM | Anonymous member

    AV is closely following the Victorian government COVID-19 requirements. We have developed and are regularly updating our COVID-Safe Plan to help keep our staff, volunteers and members safe and minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19.  These guidelines apply to all of our in-person gatherings, including group meetings, workshops, interest groups, and AV speaker events.

    AV’s COVIDSafe plan includes information about:

    • what you can expect at an AV COVIDSafe gathering

    • what you need to bring with you to a gathering

    • registering for in person gatherings

    • refreshments at AV gatherings
    • checking in at venues with the venue's QR code 

    We encourage you to read our AV COVIDSafe Plan - July 2021 before you attend in-person events at AV in 2021.

    Please note that Victorian government advice may change at short notice. 


  • 13 Mar 2021 10:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In line with our current funding guidelines our activities are all COVID safe. Watch this space as we have started our return to Face2face supports including peer groups, interest groups, mentor meets and events - and more across 2021...


  • 4 Mar 2021 8:58 PM | Anonymous member

    Congratulations to our 30th Birthday Raffle winners!

    1st PRIZE
    Kloudsac Urban

    C White
    Ticket Number: #464

    2nd PRIZE
    $250 worth of Menulog vouchers

    H Wood
    Ticket Number: #595

    3rd PRIZE  
    $200 worth of Bayside dinners - Bang Bang and Mama Franca's

    M Craig
    Ticket Number: #202

    4th PRIZE
    Scienceworks Family Pass and 9 month ABC Reading Eggs access

    M Walters
    Ticket Number: #140

    5th PRIZE
    Spectrum Women Book Pack - Walking to the Beat of Autism and Autism and Parenting

    K Grist
    Ticket Number: #101

    6th PRIZE
    Spectrum Women Book Pack - Walking to the Beat of Autism and Autism and Parenting
    M Nelson

    Ticket Number: #252

    7th PRIZE
    Spectrum Women Book Pack - Walking to the Beat of Autism and Autism and Parenting
    A Todd
    Ticket Number: #244


    8th PRIZE
    Gewürzhaus Gift Pack – 30 Minute Marvels
    E Cookson
    Ticket Number: #388

    Thank you to our amazing sponsors who so generously donated all of our raffle prizes.

    Thank you to everyone who bought a few raffle tickets. Your support allows Aspergers Victoria (AV) to continue to provide a wide range of community inclusion services to support Aspergers - from kids to adults, parents/carers, professionals and employers - to connect, share stories and advice, listen, learn, laugh, have fun, gain employment, discover their strengths and empower them to thrive. Thank you! 

  • 1 Feb 2021 1:07 PM | Anonymous member

    Aspergers Victoria is turning 30! That's right! We’ve been supporting Aspergers, their families and supporters for 30 years!

    By buying a few raffle tickets  you'll not only have a chance to win some fabulous prizes, you'll also be supporting Aspergers Victoria (AV) to continue to provide a wide range of community inclusion services to support Aspergers- from kids to adults, parents/carers, professionals and employers - to connect, share stories and advice, listen, learn, laugh, have fun, gain employment, discover their strengths and empower them to thrive.

    • 1st Prize valued at $550.05 - Kloudsac Urban
    • 2nd Prize valued at $250 - $250 worth of Menulog vouchers
    • 3rd Prize valued at $200 - $100 voucher to Bang Bang and $100 voucher to Mama Franca's Pizza Hall
    • 4th Prize valued at $117.85 - Scienceworks Family Pass and 9 month ABC Reading Eggs access
    • 5th Prize valued at $66 - Spectrum Women Book Pack - Walking to the Beat of Autism and Autism and Parenting
    • 6th Prize valued at $66 - Spectrum Women Book Pack - Walking to the Beat of Autism and Autism and Parenting
    • 7th Prize valued at $66 - Spectrum Women Book Pack - Walking to the Beat of Autism and Autism and Parenting
    • 8th Prize valued at $50 - Gewürzhaus Gift Pack – 30 Minute Marvels


    Tickets are priced at $2 each, 5 tickets for $10, 8 tickets for $15, 12 tickets for $20, 20 tickets for $30, 35 tickets for $50.

    You can purchase tickets online via our Aspergers Victoria RaffleLink page quickly, safely and securely.

    Thank you for supporting us!

    An extra big thank you to our sponsors who have kindly donated our prizes - Kloudsac, Menulog, Bang Bang, Mama Francas Pizza Hall, ABC Reading Eggs, Scienceworks, Spectrum Women and Gewürzhaus.








  • 16 Nov 2020 8:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Aspergers Victoria has prepared another submission to government this month. This time we have prepared a submission with 29 recommendations to the Inquiry into Disability Supports in TAFE. 

    This submission here on our Advocacy page was prepared by Tamsin and Carla following:

    - consultation with our student advocacy peer group

    - zoom discussions with TAFE teachers with autistic lived experience

    - zoom discussions with TAFE disability support managers

    - research into the best global supports in tertiary education for autistic students

    - participation in the Autistic community member survey with Amaze, YLB, I Can Network and Different Journeys

    Thank you to everyone who assisted in the preparation of this extensive submission. Our hearing is set for December 8th - please come and support the AV Team.

  • 18 Aug 2020 11:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Aspergers Victoria has once again been invited to apply for invitations to the very popular Special Children's Christmas Party. We are grateful to Variety for including a free ticket allocation for our Members every year for at least the last eight years, with many loving the experience. This years event is planned to be held:

    • When: Saturday 5 December 2020
    • Time: 9.30am - 1pm
    • Where: Melbourne Showgrounds

    Pending Government COVID-19 regulations, a four hour stage show featuring many local and national celebrities is planned to entertain the children, and parents. There will be activities such as merry go-rounds, jumping castles, face painting, food, drinks, lollies and ice creams. Of course no Christmas party is complete without Santa and after greeting the children from the stage he will go off to his toy room. There he will meet with all the children individually as they come to collect 2 or 3 brand new presents to take home and call their own.

    This is a completely free day, unique because it will be all inclusive just for children who have additional needs. Variety have advised us that they plan for the event to go ahead in some way if COVID-19 restrictions are still in place. Such celebrations will be so important for our children this year.

    To be eligible to request an invitation you need:

    • a current membership with Aspergers Victoria. Not a member? You can join now; and
    • Your child must be 12 years or under and have Aspergers/Autism.

    Your child must be accompanied by a Parent or Caregiver as no child minding facilities will be available. Siblings are welcome to attend and go on rides, however they won’t be able to receive presents from Santa. If you would like tickets for your child please email Paige by Thursday 27 August with:

    1. your name and email,
    2. your child’s name and
    3. your child’s age (for the Santa gift) and gender preference

    If you have any further questions about the event, you can visit www.sccpau.com.au/faqparents.

    Please remember, this is only a request for an invitation, not a guarantee that you will receive one. Each year, the organisers have over 6,000 requests for children to attend and it’s not possible to accommodate that many children with Special Needs. We are very lucky to have our dedicated allocation each year and appreciate the support from Variety to Aspergers Victoria’s members!

    We hope you and your families are safe and stay well. We look forward to seeing you at one of our online community activities during COVID-19. Please email us if you need any support at this time.


  • 30 Jul 2020 5:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • New General Manager and Employment Project Manager join Aspergers Victoria

    •  (Carla left and Sofia right)

    • Our Press release is as follows: 

      Victorian peak body for the Asperger community, Aspergers Victoria (AV), today announced the appointment of Carla Tatulaschwili as its new General Manager and Sofia Neale as its new Employment Project Manager. 

      AV President, Tamsin Jowett said both Carla and Sofia come to our organisation with that requisite passion we have for empowering our community. Like our Board, volunteers and small staff team, our new team additions have Aspergers lived experience. This perspective combined with the skills they have grown throughout their impressive careers, and their desire to make positive social change will help AV to continue to focus on delivering community supports through specific skills growth, peer gatherings, advocacy and employment pathways for our Aspergers and their supporters, throughout their life journey.  

      "Carla's considerable background in communications, fundraising, people and culture will fit well for general management and Sofia's background in research, accounting, finance and project management adds to the depth of our experience and expertise, contributing fresh perspectives and drive to deliver our vision for a sustainable not for profit. We have plans to impact the social isolation and unemployment statistics of our Aspergers members with some exciting new programs, supported by new funding from the ILC and DHHS, as well as the insightful knowledge and support of Social Venture Partners. ” Tamsin commented. 

      “I'm really going to enjoy working for an organisation that helps to create a world where differences like Autism, Aspergers and Neurodiveristy are accepted and appreciated. I'm looking forward to returning to my not for profit roots and continuing and evolving the fabulous work Aspergers Victoria already does for Aspergers people and their families," said Carla. 

      Sofia agreed, "Being part of an organisation that has worked tirelessly for almost 30 years to empower Aspergers to discover and celebrate their talent is a dream job." 

      For almost 30 years, Aspergers Victoria Incorporated (AV) has provided lived experience community support to Aspergers (now diagnosed as 'Autism level 1') and their families in Victoria and across Australia. We focus on creating an inclusive and empowering community for all our Asperger stakeholders whatever the age or gender through a strengths-building mindset. We are the only for purpose organisation dedicated to supporting the estimated 30,000 Victorians with neurology that our community still prefer to call ‘Aspergers’ (currently), as well as their parents/carers/families and professionals who support them. Our primary goal is making a difference through empowerment through building a strengths mindset and delivering key supports through our peer meet-ups for various ages, as well as parents/ carers and partners, Skill building workshops and events, Helpline, and a range of employment supports such as job coaching and work-readiness. 

    • We would like to warmly welcome our two new team members Carla and Sofia - it is very exciting to get them onboard ! The team have put together some video outlines for you -  press on their name for that : Carla's and Sofia's.  

    For more information please contact Carla Tatulaschwil at gm@aspergersvic.org.au 

    (Carla is working Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and Sofia is working Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays)

  • 24 Jul 2020 4:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are very pleased to have been invited to submit our community's views to Tim Richardson MP as part of his review of inclusion in education, as well as suitable COVID supports required for our ASD students. 

    We have 8 Recommendations for COVID education supports and 15 Recommendation about inclusive education compiled from our community feedback on social media surveys, emails and verbal feedback. Thank you to everyone who contributed their views and supported our submission. 

    We hope you are pleased with this and please send us your feedback if you have more to add. This is only the start of this process of education advocacy for our Aspergers students' future. We could have kept adding more and more but our volunteer time is limited by other demands for advocacy and inclusion.

    Here is the link to our document:  AV DET Inclusive Education submission July 2020 FINAL 1.pdf

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