Dungeons & Dragons Group Term 4 2019
***Note: New Start Time 1 pm***
Aspergers Victoria and Power Neighbourhood House invite you to come and play Dungeons & Dragons!
This group will now meet fortnightly on Sunday afternoons. Please register separately for each session you wish to attend.
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm at Power Neigihbourhood 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 $20 ($5 x 4 sessions) Non-Members $40 ($10 x 4 sessions). AV/PNH members will be given priority as spaces are limited.
How to Pay: Please register and pay prior to attending as it helps us anticipate numbers for set up and volunteer support required. No cash on the day please.
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 att https://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, email@example.com on 0412 113 105 or Carol at Power Neighbourhood House 0432 150 799. Or Emma for booking/membership inquiries a firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Butterflies: Inclusive Girls' Gathering
For Female-identifying and NB Teens
Come and have fun (activity to be confirmed) with an outside fire pit and making your own refreshments (food to be confirmed, with vegan options available upon request). Bring a game to share or choose one of our many games to play. Make new friends and catch up with old buddies. Meet our Aspie mentors who love to make everyone feel welcome and part of the group and are always up for a chat.
Cost (Per Teen): $15 AV members or $25 Non-Members. Includes Equipment for activities and refreshments. Please register and pay prior to attending. 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 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 will give the teens an intake form (for first visit only) and a feedback form at the end of the event to complete.
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, email@example.com 0412 113 105.
Women-identifying & NB folk Get-together
Wow, our new Women’s Group has really taken off!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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: Booking/payment/membership queries write to Emma at email@example.com or for other queries - Gayle Vermont, Groups Co-Ordinator,firstname.lastname@example.org 0412 113 105, e.g. suitabilty for the group etc. Please don't ring Gayle with booking/membership questions.
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.
Annual General Meeting & Celebration
Sunday 17th November 2019 2 pm
Members are invited to join us for Aspergers Victoria Annual General Meeting. View the formal Notice & Agenda for Annual General Meeting (pdf)
Are you an entertainer, artist, games designer, Lego creator or have any other special talent that you would like to showcase? We believe there are no limits to our community's talents - the more diverse, the more reflective it is of our wonderful members! If you would to share your creative talents with us on the day, please include your contribution ideas in your registration or email Emma at email@example.com as soon as possible.
This is a free event to thank our members for their support this year, however we ask that you still register (on this page), so we know numbers for catering and seating arrangements. Donations will be also welcomed on the day or via our donation page.
To attend the AGM you must be a current member of Aspergers Victoria. Go to our Join Us page to purchase a membership if you wish to attend and get involved.
If you are a member but cannot attend, you may wish to appoint a Proxy to vote on your behalf. Please complete a Proxy Form (MS Word) and either email it to the Secretary by no later than 2pm Sat 16th November, or ask the Proxy to hand it to the meeting chairperson prior to the 2pm start time on the day.
View Notice & Agenda for Annual General Meeting (pdf)
View Aspergers Vic Annual Financial Statements 30 June 2019
View Minutes of 2018 AGM & 2018 Financial Statements (pdf)
Booking queries: firstname.lastname@example.org or Financial Statement questions: email@example.com
Getting There: Driving: Free Parking available in underground hotel car park, access via Queens Lane at the rear of the hotel from 1.30 pm or in nearby streets (press buzzer if car park door is closed). On public transport: Take the train to Flinders St, then take a tram down St Kilda Rd to Toorak Rd stop 22 (e.g Route 16 St Kilda Beach). Walk 350 m south on St Kilda Rd towards Kings Way/Toorak Rd. Or take train to Sth Yarra station and take a West Coburg tram to Toorak Rd/St Kilda Rd then walk 350 m to the venue.
"Surviving the Christmas Social Circus"
Come and join with like-minded Aspergers adults, for our monthly discussion meeting. This month topic is: Topic: Surviving the Christmas Social Circus. With the end of the year coming up, Christmas holidays, family and work gatherings, and changed routines, we face increased demands on our social skills at the very time that our regular routines face disruption. In the discussion, we will share ideas to manage the social demands, the loss of regular routines, and the unexpected surprises that can turn up during the Christmas - New Year period.
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 Note: If you have any further queries about the booking procedures or have missed the booking deadline, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Details: Colin Pickthall email@example.com
Getting There: Plenty parking in the area, or take the train to Holmesglen station and walk about 6 minutes to the venue.
Southern Group Parents & Carers Peer Group
***Note New Southern Groups Venue for all groups: Hampton Community Centre****
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.
We will go around the table as usual and encourage new people to tell us their story,
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 side door on WILLIS LANE. By car: Please note that entry will be from the side door on WILLIS LANE. 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.
Young Adults Hub: BBQ, Table tennis, board games or toasting marshmallows around the fire
Come and join us for a casual night of fun. We will keep warm around an outside fire, toasting marshmallows, listening to music, and enjoying a chat together. Test your skill 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Gayle Vermont, Groups Co-Ordinator, email@example.com 0412 113 105.
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.
Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
Guest Speaker (tbc): Managing Challenging Behaviour
For our final meeting for 2019, we are working to secure an interesting speaker on the topic of managing challenging behaviour in those we care for. We will open registrations once this is confirmed, closer to the date.
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.
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.
Teens Hub: T-Shirt Making, BBQ, Fire Pit, Table Tennis & Board Games
****New Night...1st Friday of the Month****
Come and join us at the Power Neighbourhood House in Ashwood. We will have lots of activities to choose from, including: making a Christmas/Holiday T-shirt, toasting marshmallows around the fire pit, having a bbq, playing table tennis, or listening to music and enjoying a chat together. There is also board games to play inside or just 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: $20 for AV Member, $30 Non-Members includes: t-shirt making, BBQ and marshmallows. Please let us know if you are vegetarian/vegan during registration. Please pay prior to attending with your registration. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance to do this. No cash on the night please!
Our Teen group 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. 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 must stay at the venue.
Contact Details: Booking/payment/membership queries write to Emma at email@example.com or for other queries - Gayle Vermont, Groups Co-Ordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org 0412 113 105, e.g. suitabilty for the group etc. Please don't ring Gayle with booking/membership questions.
Southern Evening Parents & Carers Peer Group
New Venue: Hampton Community Centre
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.
We will go around the table as usual and encourage new people to tell us their story (or a topic may be listed closer to the date).
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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