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PARENTS AND CARERS GroupS

If you are a parent or carer of a child with Aspergers, then this group may suit your needs. Various meetings are held in the Eastern and Southern Melbourne suburbs February to December, except school and public holidays. 

Meet other parents and carers, share stories and listen to the occasional speaker, in a friendly inclusive environment. Aspergers Victoria volunteers with shared experience run all meetings and will welcome new attendees.  We are planning to expand this to online groups as well. 

Contact the Groups co-ordinator if you have any questions, or register for a session in the groups calendar below.

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

    • 30 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave, Ashwood 3147
    Register

    AS Adults Social NIght

    6pm BBQ and 8pm Games Night


    Come and join with like-minded Aspergers adults, to take advantage of a 5th Thursday in the month of May, for an extra social night just to enjoy each other's company, over a few board games and a Bar-Be-Que.

    Cost::  Please pay $5.00 online with your registration.  Includes a simple BBQ dinner of sausages and bread and covers admin costs for this extra May event. Indicate any dietary intolerances/allergies in your registration form.  

    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. The usual monthly meeting is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month across each year. When there is a 5th Thursday in the month, we usually hold an additional social night, such as this meeting. If you are not a member you can come for one session as a guest to try and see if the group suits your needs.  After that we ask you to join us a a member here, to continue attending and enjoy member prices (on events with a cost) 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 Homesglen station and walk about 6 minutes to the venue. 

    • 6 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave, Ashwood 3147
    Register

    Partners Peer Group Meeting


    Our AV Partners Support Group Meetings are for adults who have (or have had) partners with Aspergers or on the autism spectrum.  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
    • 7 Jun 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. 

    • 9 Jun 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave, Ashwood Vic 3147
    • 27
    Register

    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 3rd  session is on Sunday 9th June (last session is also listed separately for Sun 23rd June)

    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

    • 14 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave, Ashwood Vic 3147
    • 50
    Register

    "Social Butterflies" Group

    Teen Girls & Non-Binary Social Group


    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.

    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave, Ashwood Vic 3147
    Register

    Womens & Non-Binary Gender Group 


    Meet other Aspergers women for a cuppa and a chat, gain insights and to share your experiences in a friendly, inclusive environment. Age is no limit!

    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:  Gayle Vermont groups@aspergersvic.org.au 0412 113 105

    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. 

    • 20 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave, Ashwood 3147
    Register

    AS Adults Meet Up Group

    Topic: To be confirmed


    Come and join with like-minded Aspergers adults, for our regular monthly discussion meeting. This month we will be discussing the following topic:  To be determined. 

    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. 

    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave, Ashwood Vic 3147
    • 27
    Register

    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

    • 28 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 456 North Rd, Ormond Vic 3204 (Upstairs)
    Register

    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.

    • 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. 

Previous Group Meetings

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
16 Feb 2019 Womens Group
15 Feb 2019 Teen Girls Peer Mentor Group
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
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
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
14 Sep 2018 Teen Girls Peer Mentor Group
7 Sep 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
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
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

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