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Upcoming events

    • 5 Mar 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave, Ashwood 3147
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    Partners Peer Support Group


    Our Partners group is for adults who have (or have had) partners with Aspergers (or autism spectrum condition level 1).  Couples may be formally diagnosed or not; co-habiting or not. Note the new venue at Power Neighbourhood House

    These meetings allow us to share experiences, offer peer support & gain information.The group also often organises enjoyable in-house activities. 

    Getting There:  If driving, free parking is available in surrounding streets.  By Public Trasport:  Take the train to Holmesglen station and walk about 6 minutes to the venue. There is also a route 624 Oakleigh bus that stops right out the front of the house.  

    For more information please contact partners@aspergersvic.org.au or our groups assistant at admin@aspergersvic.org.au
    • 6 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Salvation Army hall, rear of 45-53 Wantirna Rd, Ringwood Vic 3134
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    Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting


    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 and there may be a guest speaker (advised closer to meeting date). Attendance varies from month to month, and it's great to talk to others who have been through similar challenges. 

    Cost:  $5.00 Aspergers Victoria members, or $10 non-members.

    • 6 Mar 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave, Ashwood Vic 3147
    • 45
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    Teens Hub: BBQ, Fire Pit, Table Tennis & Board Games


    Come and join us at the Power Neighbourhood House in Ashwood.  We will be keeping warm around an outside fire, toasting marshmallows, having a bbq, listening to music, and enjoying a chat together. Test your skill at table tennis. Play board games inside or relax in our chill out room.  Sausages (vegan options too) and drinks will be provided. Meet our Aspie mentors who love to make everyone feel welcome and part of the group and are always up for a chat. Looking forward to seeing you there!  This is a popular group where you can meet new friends and catch up with old buddies, enjoy an environment with no social pressure and have an enjoyable night out! Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Parents can enjoy the company of the other parents in a nearby area.  

    Cost:  $15 for AV Member, $25 Non-Members  includes BBQ & marshmallows. Please let us know if you are vegetarian/vegan during registration.  Please pay prior to attending with your registration. Email admin@aspergersvic.org.au if you need assistance to do this. No cash on the night please!

    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 group peer leaders are very encouraging and welcoming with their peers. Please introduce any new teens to our Leaders on the night. 

    We encourage you to join us as a member if you will continue to attend this group after your first visit. You can join Aspergers Victoria at https://aspergersvic.org.au/page-18158

    Please Note:  A parent or carer must stay at the venue.  

    Getting There: If driving, free parking is available in surrounding streets.  By Public Transport:  Take the train to Holmesglen station and walk about 6 minutes to the venue. There is also a route 624 Oakleigh bus that stops right out the front of the house.  

    Contact Details:    Booking/payment/membership queries write to Emma at admin@aspergersvic.org.au or 0432 139 528, e.g. suitabilty for the group etc.

    • 9 Mar 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Hampton Community Centre, 14 Willis St, Hampton Vic 3188
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    Southern Evening Parents & Carers Peer Group


    This is a new evening group extension of our daytime group, to cater for daytime working parents, grandparents and carers (of a person with Aspergers or High Functioning Autism / ASD 1-2) to meet, share their experiences and support eachother. We are now meeting at a new venue:  Hampton Community Centre.  

    Discussion  Topic:

    Catchup and go around the table.

    Cost:  $5 AV Members, or $10 for Non-Members. Please pay on registration as payment on the night puts unnecessary stress and overhead on our volunteers. 

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

    Getting There:  Enter via the front door. By car:  There is parking in the car park at the back of the community centre as well as in surrounding streets.  By Public Transport:  Hampton Station is very close and there is also a bus service.

    • 19 Mar 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave, Ashwood 3147
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    Adults Meet-Up

    Discussion Topic: "The Diagnosis"


    Come and join with like-minded Aspergers adults, for our monthly discussion meeting of 2020. This month topic is:  "The Diagnosis" 

    During the February meeting, on the back of the successful "Disclosure in the Workplace" event on 18th Feb which several group members attended, we thought it would be good to continue the discussion and hold this month's meeting on the topic of "The Diagnosis". You may bring your thoughts and experiences of diagnosis to contribute to the discussion. 

    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).

    Cost: $5.00 for AV Members or $10 for Non-Members

    Contact Details:  Colin Pickthall asadults@aspergersvic.org.au or for booking queries contact Emma at admin@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 Mar 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave, Ashwood Vic 3147
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    Women-identifying & NB folk Get-together

    This is an exciting and liberating opportunity to connect with other women and NB people on the spectrum in our cosy lounge and quiet room area, with plenty of cuppas, cushions and sensory tools to try out! Age is no limit! All women-identifying & NB gender folk welcome. 

    Cost:  $5 for AV Member, $10 Non-Members  includes refreshments. Please pay prior to attending with your registration. Email admin@aspergersvic.org.au if you need assistance to do this. No cash on the day please!

    The get-together is facilitated by Aspie women, for Aspie women and is very informal. Once you have attended your first group you are able to join our Facebook group where we may organise catch-ups such as bushwalking in the Dandenongs and other shared passions!

    Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run all meetings and welcome new attendees. Meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Saturday from February to December except public holidays.

    Contact Details:  Emma at admin@aspergersvic.org.au  emall preferred, or 0432 139 528

    Getting There:  If driving, free parking is available on site or in surrounding streets.  By Public Trasport:  Take the Glen Waveryley line train to Holmesglen, or various bus routes service the station. Power Neighbourhood House is approximately a 6 minute walk from the station. 

    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave Ashwood Vic 3147
    • 65
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    Young Adults Hub: BBQ, Table Tennis & Board Games Night


    Come and join us for a casual night of fun. We will fire up the bbq, listen to music, and enjoy a chat together. Test your skills at table tennis.  Tasty barbequed hamburgers (vegan option available on request) will be provided. BYO alcohol. This is a popular group where you can meet new friends, enjoy an environment with no social pressure and have an enjoyable night out! Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Cost:  $15 AV Members, $25 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.  

      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:  Emma at admin@aspergersvic.org.au  

      • 27 Mar 2020
      • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Hampton Community Centre, 14 Willis St, Hampton Vic 3188
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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. Meetings are now held at a new venue:  Hampton Community Centre.

      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:

       To be determined closer to date

      Cost:  $5 AV Members, or $10 for Non-Members. Please pay on registration as payment on the night puts unnecessary stress and overhead on our volunteers. 

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

      Getting There:  Enter via the front door. By car: There is parking in the car park at the back of the community centre as well as in surrounding streets.  By Public Transport:  Hampton Station (Sandringham Line) is very close and there is also a bus service that stops nearby.


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