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We have some interesting events for our Aspergers community coming up and also we have  listed our Peer Group Meetings and Courses for you to book all listed here for you. Register here for updates about AV's events as they are posted.  

Bookings for our Peer Group Meetings are so we can manage numbers due to their increasing popularity. For more details about our Peer Group Meetings please visit here. These Meetings are for those who are independent, with no carers present, except for our u18 Meetings where parents stay on premises in a separate area. Please refer to our terms and conditions page for our event Tickets here. Please note that images may be recorded at our events and meeting so please notify Admin if you do not wish your image or your child's recorded. 

Our events and meetings are run by our amazing team of volunteers. Please thank them for their contribution if you get a chance. 

Upcoming events

    • 20 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave, Ashwood 3147
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    Friendships: Gaining & Maintaining


    Come and join with like-minded Aspergers adults, for our monthly discussion meeting. This month's topic is:  Friendships - Gaining and Maintaining.  The gaining and maintaining of friendships are perhaps two of the most challenging aspects of having Aspergers.  Come along to this discussion evening to share failures, successes and insights gained from many years of experience in these endeavours.

    This group is for our older Adult peer group attendees.  It is more suitable for those who are aged 35 years and over, although younger adults may still attend if they wish to.  (Young adults may prefer to attend the other younger adult meetings: see our event list).

    This Group is for Aspergers Victoria members and has been meeting up on the 3rd Thursday of each month across each year for some time. If you are not a member you can come for one session and pay more - or join here and enjoy our member price as well as other member value and benefits as part of our community. 

    This page is for booking places only.

    Please NoteIf 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:  Plenty parking in the area, or take the train to Holmesglen station and walk about 6 minutes to the venue. 

    • 21 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave, Ashwood Vic 3147
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    "Lantern Making" 

    For Female-identifying and NB Teens


    Join us for a DIY glow-in-the-dark mason lanterns making and birthday celebration for Gayle! Come and have fun making lanterns and chatting with new  friends! Meet our peer mentors, Veronica, Sunny and Anna, who are always up for a chat. Bring along an old tshirt for the lantern-making  We're meeting at  Power Neighbourhood House.

    Cost (Per Teen):  $15 AV members or $25 Non-Members. Includes Equipment for activities and pizza (frozen) for teens and parents. Please pay prior to atending with your registration. No cash on the night please, it put unnecessary stress on our volunteers. 

    This group was initiated and designed by our peer mentors, as a space where girls can get together and share ideas and experiences.  It is for ages 12 to 18 as an extension of our teens group.  

    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 independent in a group setting, with no carers in the Teen group.  Our Teen group and peer leaders are very encouraging and welcoming with their peers.. 

    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 NoteA 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 will give the teens an intake form (for first visit only) and a feedback form at the end of the event to complete. 

    We would welcome a tax deductible donation to support further training of our peer leaders and other volunteers.

    Getting There:   There is street parking or parking at Power Neighbourhood House car park is also fine. The venue is approximately 10 minutes' walk from Holmeglen station, which is serviced by the Glen Waverley line and various bus e.g 903.. 

    Contact Details:    Gayle Vermont, Groups Co-Ordinator, groups@aspergersvic.org.au          0412 113 105.

    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave, Ashwood Vic 3147
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    Dungeons & Dragons Group


    Aspergers Victoria and Power Neighbourhood House invite you to come and play Dungeons & Dragons! 

    The first round will start in Term 2 2019 on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month: This last of four  sessions for the term is on Sunday 23rd June (earlier sessions from 12th May to 9th June are also listed separately)

    Time:  2pm to 5pm at Power Neighbourhood House.  

    This group was initiated after a successful D&D event last November and with the will from the existing teens group run by our new friends at Power Neighbourhood House, as a space where fans of D&D can play in a friendly environment with others who share their passion.  

    Costs:   AV / PNH Members $5 Non-Members $10 .  Prices per session AV/PNH members will be given priorty as spaces are limited. 

    How to Pay:  Please bring cash on the day. Please register prior to attending as it helps us anticipate numbers for set up and volunteer support required. 

    Aspergers Victoria and Power Neighbourhood House volunteers with lived experience wil run the sessions and welcome new families. All AV volunteers have a Working With Children Check.  Refer to our Groups page for more information. 

    Attendees should be independent in a group setting, with no carers in the game group.  Our peer leaders are very encouraging and welcoming with their peers.. 

    If you wish to join join Aspergers Victoria please go to our secure website athttps://aspergersvic.org.au/join-us

    Please Note: For those aged under 18 years, a parent or carer is required to stay on the premises.  You are invited to join any other parents in another area of the house nearby.

    We would welcome a tax deductible donation to support further training of our peer leaders and other volunteers.

    Getting There:   There is street parking or parking at Power Neighbourhood House car park is also fine. The venue is approximately 10 minutes' walk from Homeglen station, which is serviced by the Glen Waverley line and various bus e.g 903.. 

    Contact Details:    Gayle Vermont, Groups Co-Ordinator, groups@aspergersvic.org.au on 0412 113 105 or Carol at Power Neighbourhood House 0432 150 799. Or Emma for booking/membership inquiries a admin@aspergersvic.org.au

    • 27 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave Ashwood Vic 3147
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    Young Adults Hub: Relaxed BBQ around the Fire 


    Come and join us for a casual BBQ dinner at Power Neighbourhood House. We will be keeping warm around an outside fire, listening to music, and enjoying a chat together. Sausages (vegan options too) and drinks will be provided. BYO alcohol if you wish. Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Cost:  $10 AV Members, $15 Non Members including BBQ foods and soft drinks. Please indicate dietary preferences during registration.  Please book and pay online before attending, as paying on the night is difficult for our volunteer leaders to manage and makes extra work.

    Please note the following about how our group runs:

    • This event is for Young Adults who are between the ages of 18-35 years.  
    • This is a parent/carer-free zone. 
    • New attendees will be made to feel comfortable and welcome by our peer leaders so please let us know if you are new. 

      What Happens on the Night? Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run the meetings and will welcome you and answer any question you may have (especially if you're new).  You can join in whatever game or conversation takes your interest. Leaders will support you to join in.  

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

      Getting There:  If driving, parking is easy.  On public transport, take the Glen Waverley line train to Holmesglen Railway Station (0.70 km away) or Jordanville Railway station (1.30 km away). 

      This page is for booking places to this event only.

      Contact Details:  For booking or payment inquiries - preferably write to Emma at admin@aspergersvic.org.au or Gayle Vermont, Groups Co-Ordinator, groups@aspergersvic.org.au 0412 113 105. 

      • 28 Jun 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 456 North Rd, Ormond Vic 3204 (Upstairs)
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      Southern Group Parents & Carers Peer Group


      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. 

      Discussion Topic:

      We will go around the table as usual and encourage new people to tell us their story,

      Attendance varies from month to month, and it's great to talk to others who have been through similar challenges. 

      The building lies on North Rd, between Wheatley Rd & Queen St. Parking is available in these streets. Please do not park in the driveway as it is for the office workers only. Come straight in, up the stairs & you'll find us.

      • 28 Jun 2019
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Darkzone Laser Tag - 942 – 946 Whitehorse Rd Box Hill, VIC 3128
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      Teens Hub Laser Tag Night


      Join our Teens group this month for a night of huge fun! We've booked Darkzone for ourselves for 2 hours, so come along to meet like-minded peers for a few games of laser tag and arcade games at Darkzone Box Hill, while parents and carers get to know each other in the foyer cafe area nearby. 

      This group is for secondary students aged between 12 to 18 years. See below for more info on getting to Darkzone. Note: You must register and pay online before attending.  No walk-ins please!

      Arrival:  From 7pm. Access to Laser Tag arena is from 7.30-8.30pm. Some time for snacks and more chats afterwards. 

      Costs:    

      • $25 Teen players of Members$35 Teens players of Non-members.  Numbers are limited to 30 players, so book early to avoid disappointment. Parents do not pay.  
      • Price Includes:  2 hours exclusive access to whole venue - for laser tag and arcade games. Food can be purchased from the onsite cafe. They have pizza and hot foods. Av will provide some snacks for after laser tag. 

        Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run all meetings and welcome new families. All group leaders have a Working With Children Check. Your team for the night are: Callan & Sunny (lady), Anna & Engelbert for the AsperTeens and Peter, Susie and Emma for the parents.

          This group is for Aspergers Victoria members only. Please introduce any new teen to AV Leaders on the night. This page is for booking places only.  

          Please Note

          • parents/carer MUST REMAIN at the venue at all times and is responsible for the supervision of ALL teens/children under their care at the venue. 
          • TEENS PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES AND CLOTHING FOR THIS ACTIVITY.
          • This is activity is held in a closed darkened room (darker than what your teen may be used to if they have been to AMF Laser Tag before) with music and quick flashing coloured lights on walls including vests & guns.
          • Parents/Carers are not permitted into The Arena whilst the games are on, however the AV Leaders will be in with the teens to supervise.
          • Parents/carers can remain in the shared lounge and arcade areas of the venue while teens are in the Arena.  
          • Allow ample time to park and walk back to the venue (see below).
          • Venue is not licensed and has a limited menu - see above what is available.

          Getting There:  Parking:  Darkzone is near the corner of Whitehorse Rd & Station Street, Box Hill.  Allow ample time to park and walk back to the venue - there is limited on street parking on Whitehorse Road outside the venue –  free after 6 pm.  Alternately, public car parks exist nearby e.g. near Coles Box Hill Centro or Box Hill Central shopping mall, which is a short walk away.   

          Public Transport:  Take the train (Lilydale or Belgrave Line) to Box Hill and walk about 5 mins down through the mall to Whitehorse Rd.  Or the 109 Box Hill tram also stops at Box Hill Central, the last stop, right near the venue entrance. 

          Contact Details:    Emma H., Admin  admin@aspergersvic.org.au or Gayle Vermont 0412 113 105
            • 2 Aug 2019
            • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            • Salvation Army hall, rear of 45-53 Wantirna Rd, Ringwood Vic 3134
            Register

            Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting


            This group is a place for Parents, Grandparents and Carers (of a person with Aspergers or Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 1) 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 2019
            • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            • Salvation Army hall, rear of 45-53 Wantirna Rd, Ringwood Vic 3134
            Register

            Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting


            This group is a place for Parents, Grandparents and Carers (of a person with Aspergers or Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 1) 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. 

            • 1 Nov 2019
            • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            • Salvation Army hall, rear of 45-53 Wantirna Rd, Ringwood Vic 3134
            Register

            Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting


            This group is a place for Parents, Grandparents and Carers (of a person with Aspergers or Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 1) 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 Dec 2019
            • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            • Salvation Army hall, rear of 45-53 Wantirna Rd, Ringwood Vic 3134
            Register

            Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting


            This group is a place for Parents, Grandparents and Carers (of a person with Aspergers or Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 1) 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. 

          Past events

          15 Jun 2019 Inclusive Women's Get-together
          9 Jun 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
          7 Jun 2019 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
          6 Jun 2019 Partners Meet-Up
          30 May 2019 AS Adults Social Night Meeting
          26 May 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
          24 May 2019 Teens Peer Group Meeting
          24 May 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
          23 May 2019 Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
          18 May 2019 Womens Group
          16 May 2019 AS Adults Group Meeting
          12 May 2019 Dungeons & Dragons
          10 May 2019 Teen Girls Peer Mentor Group
          3 May 2019 Teens Peer Group Meeting
          3 May 2019 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
          2 May 2019 Partners Peer Group Meeting
          2 May 2019 Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
          27 Apr 2019 Gener8 (meet-up group for 25 to 45 year olds)
          26 Apr 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
          20 Apr 2019 Womens Group
          18 Apr 2019 AS Adults Social Group Meeting
          5 Apr 2019 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
          4 Apr 2019 Partners Peer Group Meeting
          28 Mar 2019 Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
          22 Mar 2019 Teens Peer Group Meeting
          22 Mar 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
          21 Mar 2019 AS Adults Social Group Meeting
          16 Mar 2019 Womens Group
          7 Mar 2019 Partners Peer Group Meeting
          1 Mar 2019 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
          28 Feb 2019 Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
          22 Feb 2019 Teens Peer Group Meeting
          22 Feb 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
          21 Feb 2019 AS Adults Social Group Meeting
          18 Feb 2019 International Aspergers Day Fundraiser
          18 Feb 2019 International Aspergers Day Breakfast Celebration
          16 Feb 2019 NEW C1825 (social meet up for 18 to 25 year olds)
          16 Feb 2019 Womens Group
          15 Feb 2019 Teen Girls Peer Mentor Group
          8 Feb 2019 Gener8 (meet-up group for 25 to 45 year olds)
          7 Feb 2019 Partners Peer Group Meeting
          1 Feb 2019 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
          7 Dec 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
          6 Dec 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
          3 Dec 2018 Strategies for Success @ Work
          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
          30 Oct 2018 Aspergers and Sleep
          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
          16 Sep 2018 “The Mechanics of Emotion, Clarity, Congruence and Communication in Everyday Life”
          14 Sep 2018 Teen Girls Peer Mentor Group
          7 Sep 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
          6 Sep 2018 Dr Gavi Ansara Presents: How to Unlock your Aspie Superpowers
          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
          24 Jul 2018 Pathways to Educational Engagement
          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
          22 Nov 2017 Coaching for Neurodiversity
          15 Nov 2017 Annual General Meeting
          11 Oct 2017 Vermont Primary School - OSCH Training

          We rely on donations and memberships to provide specialised support, advocate for change and fill the gap in the specific services our community needs. Donate now and help us empower Aspergers.  All donations are tax deductible.

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