Finding support for yourself, for someone you care for, or for a loved can be overwhelming, and AV have a range of support options and resources to help to connect you with organisations and individuals to guide and assist you through this time.
In the purple menu above, you will find a list of pages dedicated to common enquiry topics, and we invite you to browse these for further details on these topics. Please click on the individual links for further details about each topic.
If you have an enquiry on a topic which is not included in that list or if you would like to seek advice from one of our team, we invite you to contact our volunteer Info Help team.
AV's Info Help Team is a confidential email-based service providing support, information and referrals to our members, and our community including people with Aspergers, people who are autistic, people with other similar neurodivergent profiles, as well as their supporters. The range of our information is broad, including but not limited to topics such as:
Professional support options
Allied health options
Assistance to extended families and friends
Assessment and new diagnosis support
The AV Info Help team are all volunteers with a personal connection to Aspergers and a member of Aspergers Victoria. As peers, they understand many of the situations our community experience, and they have experience, knowledge and access to resources about Aspergers, autism, and other similar neurodivergent profiles which they share with our community.
Our AV Info Help team volunteers have access to ongoing volunteer training and development. However, they are not mental health professionals and cannot provide crisis support. As they are all volunteers, it may take them a few days to respond to your enquiry.EMAIL OUR INFO HELP TEAM
Please include your suburb or local government area to assist our team to find local support options for you.
AV is an organisation run by peer volunteers and we can share knowledge and lived experience of Aspergers, autism, or other similar neurodivergent profiles as peers, parents, carers, partners, friends, colleagues, or community members.
We are not a crisis support service and we are unable to provide crisis support. We do not operate a telephone support service and our peer volunteers are not mental health professionals.
If you or someone you are supporting is in immediate danger, please call Triple Zero - 000.
If you feel you (or a loved one or client) is in need of urgent support, please visit our Mental Health Support Resources page for a list of organisations providing crisis support.