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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.

Please note that 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.


Upcoming Group Meetings

    • 19 Jul 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Avenue, Blackburn Vic 3130
    Register

    Adults Peer Group Meeting 

    Thursday, 19th July, 2018


    Come along and join us for a relaxing get together with like-minded adults discussing topics of interest.

    This event is for Adults Peer Group attendees only.  It may be most suitable for those who are aged 30 years and over, although younger adults may still attend if they wish to.  (Young adults may prefer to attend the Young Adults meetings for those aged 18-35 years).


    Time:
     
    7:30 - 9:30 pm - Doors open for registration at 7:30pm and close at 10 p.m.

     
    Topic:
     T.B.A.

    Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run all meetings and welcome new attendees. 

    This group is for Aspergers Victoria members only. However you are welcome to attend one meeting before joining.

    This page is for booking places only.

    Please Note

    • Bookings close at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 18th July, 2018.
    • If you have any further queries about the booking procedures or have missed the booking deadline, please email admin@aspergersvic.org.au 

    Contact Details:  Colin Pickthall asadults@aspergersvic.org.au

    Getting There:  The Nerve Centre is located near the Blackburn Railway station.  Approx 5 minutes walk. There is also plenty of car parking, in nearby streets and in the Nerve Centre car park in the evenings. 

    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 7:10 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Ms Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Rd, Blackburn Vic 3130
    • 31
    Register

    Young Adults Peer Group Meeting 

    Thursday, 26 July,  2018

    Self Motivation 



    Come along and join us for a relaxing get together with like-minded young adults  for a group discussion. New attendees will be made to feel welcome by our peer leaders. 

    • This event is for Young Adults Peer Group attendees only, who are between the ages of 18-35 years (18 yr olds must be no longer attending secondary school).  
    • It is fine for parent/friend to drop off attendees, however only the Young Adult is allowed in to the meeting room, it is a parent/carer-free zone.   New attendees will be made to feel comfortable and welcome by our peer leaders and build their independence. 
    Time:  7:30 - 9:30 pm - Doors open for registration at 7:10 pm and close    at 10 pm.

     
    Activity

     Discussion Ways to Motivate yourself 

     
    What to Bring:

     Yourself 

    What Happens on the Night?

    • Attendees arrive and check in at the door.  Doors will be open from 7.10 pm.
    • Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run the all meetings and will welcome you and answer any question you may have (especially if you're new).  
    • At 7.30 the group will gather for the discussion.  
    • At around 9 p.m., the group will finish up their session and enjoy some refreshments together (e.g. cup of tea/coffee/water and biscuits).
    • Around 9:30 p.m. the meeting packs up and everyone heads home soon after. 

    This group is for Aspergers Victoria members only. However you are welcome to attend one meeting to try before joining. We welcome your feedback.

    This group is for Aspergers Victoria members only. However you are welcome to attend one meeting before joining.

    Getting There:  If driving, free parking is available on site or in surrounding streets.  By Public Trasport:  Take the Lilydale or Belgrave line train to Blackburn, or various bus routes service the station. The Nerve Centre is a few minutes walk up Chapel Street (Blackburn Rd) to corner of Station St/Blackburn Rd. 

    This page is for booking places only.

    Please Note

    • Bookings close at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 25th July
    • If you have any further queries about the booking procedures or have missed the booking deadline, please contact us on email address below.

    Contact Details:  Young Adults Team youngadults@aspergersvic.org.au

    Gayle Vermont, Groups Co-Ordinator, groups@aspergersvic.org.au

    0412 113 105.


    • 27 Jul 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Ave, Blackburn Vic 3130
    • 34
    Register

    KARAOKE, STRATEGY GAMES & ART ADVENTURE

    Friday, 27th July 2018, 7 pm


    Come join our popular monthly Teens group, for secondary students aged between 13 to 18 years.

    Meet Aspergers peers during a relaxed night of board games, assisted by our trained peer mentors, while parents and carers get to catch up nearby. 

    Our young adult leaders Callan, Sunny, Veronica, Shadia and Ellen encourage the new teens on the night,  while our parent leaders support and welcome everyone to the group. Please don't forget to sign-in on arrival. Parents need to remain at the venue just in a different area. 

    Costs:   Free (to members of Aspergers Victoria)


    Time:
     
    7:00 - 9:00 pm


    Activity for Teens:

    Choose from:  Karaoke, Strategy Games and Art Adventures...or dabble in all of these!

    What to Bring:  
    Your Teen's voice or a strategy game they love to play, or favourite art medium.  AV will provide paper, pencils, textas etc. 

    Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run all meetings and welcome new families. All group leaders have a Working With Children Check.  Refer to our Groups page for more information. 

    Our teen attendees should be able function independently in the group setting, with no carers in the Teen group.  Our Teen group and peer leaders are very encouraging and welcoming with their peers. Please introduce any new teens to our Leaders on the night. 

    This group is for Aspergers Victoria members only. If you are not a member you can come try the group and then join Aspergers Victoria at https://aspergersvic.org.au/join-us

    Please Note

    • A parent or carer is required to stay on the premises.  You are invited to join the other parents to catch up on your month in another area nearby.
    • We would welcome a tax deductible donation to support further training of our peer leaders and other volunteers.

    Please note:   Bookings close at 7 pm on Thursday 26th July.  Contact us if you wish to book after this time. 

    Getting There:   The Nerve Centre is the MS Australia building. There is free car parking outside the venue and in surrounding streets.  If taking public transport, take the Lilydale or Belgrave line train to Blackburn Station.

    Contact Details:    Gayle Vermont, Groups Co-Ordinator, groups@aspergersvic.org.au

    0412 113 105.

    • 2 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Eastern Suburbs

    Our AV Partners Support Group Meetings are for adults who have (or have had) partners on the autism spectrum.  Couples may be formally diagnosed or not; co-habiting or not. 

    These meetings allow us to share experiences, offer peer support & gain information.

    The group also often organises enjoyable in-house activities. 

    If you are interested in attending this group, please contact the leader to find out more at partners@aspergersvic.org.au or our groups assistant at admin@aspergersvic.org.au

     


    • 3 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Salvation Army hall, rear of 45-53 Wantirna Rd, Ringwood Vic 3134
    Register

    This group is a place for Parents, Grandparents and Carers (of a person with Aspergers or High Functioning Autism) to meet, share their experiences and support each other. 

    We have a range of parents who attend, who have children of varying ages from toddlers through to young adults. The group is structured/facilitated to allow opportunity for all attendees to talk if they wish. 

    Some months are focused on a topic of interest. Attendance varies from month to month, and it's great to talk to others who have been through similar challenges. 

    • 6 Sep 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Eastern Suburbs

    Our AV Partners Support Group Meetings are for adults who have (or have had) partners on the autism spectrum.  Couples may be formally diagnosed or not; co-habiting or not. 

    These meetings allow us to share experiences, offer peer support & gain information.

    The group also often organises enjoyable in-house activities. 

    If you are interested in attending this group, please contact the leader to find out more at partners@aspergersvic.org.au or our groups assistant at admin@aspergersvic.org.au

     


    • 7 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Salvation Army hall, rear of 45-53 Wantirna Rd, Ringwood Vic 3134
    Register

    This group is a place for Parents, Grandparents and Carers (of a person with Aspergers or High Functioning Autism) to meet, share their experiences and support each other. 

    We have a range of parents who attend, who have children of varying ages from toddlers through to young adults. The group is structured/facilitated to allow opportunity for all attendees to talk if they wish. 

    Some months are focused on a topic of interest. Attendance varies from month to month, and it's great to talk to others who have been through similar challenges. 

    • 4 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Eastern Suburbs

    Our AV Partners Support Group Meetings are for adults who have (or have had) partners on the autism spectrum.  Couples may be formally diagnosed or not; co-habiting or not. 

    These meetings allow us to share experiences, offer peer support & gain information.

    The group also often organises enjoyable in-house activities. 

    If you are interested in attending this group, please contact the leader to find out more at partners@aspergersvic.org.au or our groups assistant at admin@aspergersvic.org.au

     


    • 1 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Eastern Suburbs

    Our AV Partners Support Group Meetings are for adults who have (or have had) partners on the autism spectrum.  Couples may be formally diagnosed or not; co-habiting or not. 

    These meetings allow us to share experiences, offer peer support & gain information.

    The group also often organises enjoyable in-house activities. 

    If you are interested in attending this group, please contact the leader to find out more at partners@aspergersvic.org.au or our groups assistant at admin@aspergersvic.org.au

     


    • 2 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Salvation Army hall, rear of 45-53 Wantirna Rd, Ringwood Vic 3134
    Register

    This group is a place for Parents, Grandparents and Carers (of a person with Aspergers or High Functioning Autism) to meet, share their experiences and support each other. 

    We have a range of parents who attend, who have children of varying ages from toddlers through to young adults. The group is structured/facilitated to allow opportunity for all attendees to talk if they wish. 

    Some months are focused on a topic of interest. Attendance varies from month to month, and it's great to talk to others who have been through similar challenges. 

    • 7 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Salvation Army hall, rear of 45-53 Wantirna Rd, Ringwood Vic 3134
    • 50
    Register

    This group is a place for Parents, Grandparents and Carers (of a person with Aspergers or High Functioning Autism) to meet, share their experiences and support each other. 

    We have a range of parents who attend, who have children of varying ages from toddlers through to young adults. The group is structured/facilitated to allow opportunity for all attendees to talk if they wish. 

    Some months are focused on a topic of interest. Attendance varies from month to month, and it's great to talk to others who have been through similar challenges. 

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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