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Teens Group

Join our Teens Group, for secondary students aged 13 to 18 years.  Meet like-minded peers in a relaxed environment; share strengths, passions or interests over board games, or chat with our young adult leaders.  Parents and carers meet in an adjoining area sharing stories or listening to a guest speaker about current teen issues. 

Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run all meetings and will welcome new families. All group leaders have a Working With Children Check.

Contact the Teens Group co-ordinator if you have any questions, or register for a session.

Please Note: A parent MUST accompany all children, and the responsibility for supervision and costs of ALL children remains with the parents.

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

    • 19 Nov 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Avenue, Blackburn Vic 3130
    Register

    Adult Women's 20+ Group 


    Following a very successful inaugural meeting in September, it seemed time for Aspergers women to catch up again!

    Calling all Aspie women aged 20+ who would like to meet other Aspie women and chat.

    It was really illuminating what issues arose at the last meeting and how the group provided advice and insights on being an Aspie woman.

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

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

    Getting There:  The Nerve Centre is located near the Blackburn Railway station.  Approx 5 minutes walk. There is also plenty of car parking, in nearby streets and in the Nerve Centre car park in the evenings. 

    • 21 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Avenue, Blackburn Vic 3130
    Register


    Annual General Meeting & Celebration

    Wednesday, 21st November, 2018, 7pm


    Members are invited to join us for Aspergers Victoria Annual General Meeting.

    The AGM will be followed by a celebration of our groups' achievements over the year, as well some performances by our wonderful members !

    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 night. 

    To attend the AGM, you must be a member of Aspergers Victoria. Go to our Join Us page to purchase a membership if you wish to attend and get involved.

    View Notice & Agenda for Annual General Meeting (pdf)


    Time:
     
    7:00 - 9:30 pm - Doors open for registration at 6.30 pm 


     
    Cost:

    Free.  Donations welcome on the night.


    Please Note:

    • The audited financial statements will be sent to members prior to the AGM for review.  We ask that, where possible, you submit any questions regarding the Treasurer's report before the meeting day to allow time to prepare a response at treasurer@aspergersvic.org.au
    Contact Details:  Booking queries: admin@aspergersvic.org.au  or Financial Statement questions:  treasurer@aspergersvic.org.au

    Getting There:  The Nerve Centre is located near the Blackburn Railway station.  Approx 5 minutes walk. There is also plenty of car parking, in nearby streets and in the Nerve Centre car park in the evenings. 

    • 22 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Ms Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Rd, Blackburn Vic 3130
    • 27
    Register

    Young Adults Peer Group Meeting 

    Conversation Skills:  How to Make and Keep a Conversation Going


    Do you struggle to talk to people, enter a conversation or keep the conversation going? Makes it hard to find that special person!


    Then this month’s Young Adult group’s topic is for you.  Join us for a workshop in how to make and keep conversation going in all situations, at work, at a gathering or with that special someone!  


    This workshop will be facilitated by Gayle Vermont who has many years experience in teaching Social Skills.  

    • This event is for Young Adults Peer Group attendees only, who are between the ages of 18-35 years (18 yr olds must be no longer attending secondary school).  
    • It is fine for parent/friend to drop off attendees, however only the Young Adult is allowed in to the meeting room, it is a parent/carer-free zone.   New attendees will be made to feel comfortable and welcome by our peer leaders and build their independence. 
    Time: Thursday, 22nd November, 2018
     7:30 - 9:30 pm - Doors open for registration at 7:10 pm and close    at 10 pm.
     
    Discussion Topic:

    Conversation Skills: How to make and keep a conversation going

     
    What to Bring:

    Yourself


    What Happens on the Night?

    • Attendees arrive and check in at the door.  Doors will be open from 7.10 pm.
    • Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run the all meetings and will welcome you and answer any question you may have (especially if you're new).  
    • At 7.30 the group will gather for the discussion.  
    • At around 9 p.m., the group will finish up their session and enjoy some refreshments together (e.g. cup of tea/coffee/water and biscuits).
    • Around 9:30 p.m. the meeting packs up and everyone heads home soon after. 

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

    Getting There:  If driving, free parking is available on site or in surrounding streets.  By Public Trasport:  Take the Lilydale or Belgrave line train to Blackburn, or various bus routes service the station. The Nerve Centre is a few minutes walk up Chapel Street (Blackburn Rd) to corner of Station St/Blackburn Rd. 

    This page is for booking places to this event only.

    Please Note

    • If you have any further queries about the booking procedures or have missed the booking deadline, please contact us on email address below.

    Contact Details:  Young Adults Team youngadults@aspergersvic.org.au

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

    • 23 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Ave, Blackburn Vic 3130
    • 25
    Register

    Dungeons and Dragons EXTRAVAGANZA Night


    Have you ever wanted to learn to play Dungeons and Dragons?  Come along and learn from our pro’s Cal and Georgia. They have spent weeks planning and developing D&D to suit even the most inexperienced player. If you are an expert in Dungeons and Dragons come along and test your skill against our masters!!


    For those who aren’t interested in D&D we will have other games to play. Come and join our teens community for a night of fun and chatter.

    This is a popular monthly group, for secondary students aged between 13 to 18 years, assisted by our peer mentors, while parents and carers get to catch up nearby. 

    Our young adult leaders Callan, Sunny Veronica encourage the new teens on the night, while our parent leaders support and welcome everyone to the group. Please don't forget to sign-in on arrival. Parents need to remain at the venue just in a different area. 

    Costs:   Free (to members of Aspergers Victoria, or first-time attendees)

    Time:


    7:00 - 9:00 pm Friday, 23rd November 2018


    Activity for Teens:
    • Dungeons and Dragons games
    • Board Games for non D&D players
    What to Bring:
    • Yourselves! We have the games. Or if you have a favourite game you would like to share, feel free to bring it along.

    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 able to manage in the group setting independently, with no carers present in the Teen group.  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 only. 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 would welcome a tax deductible donation to support further training of our peer leaders and other volunteers.

    Getting There:   The Nerve Centre is the MS Australia building. There is free car parking outside the venue and in surrounding streets.  If taking public transport, take the Lilydale or Belgrave line train to Blackburn Station.

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

    • 29 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Avenue, Blackburn Vic 3130
    Register

    Adults End of Year Social Night


    Come along and join us for a social get together and snacks with like-minded adults, to celebrate nearing the end of 2018! This will be our last gathering for the year

    This event is for existing Adults Peer Group attendees only.  It may be most suitable for those who are aged 30 years and over, although younger adults may still attend if they wish to.  (Young adults may prefer to attend the Young Adults meetings for those aged 18-35 years).

    Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run all meetings and welcome new attendees. 

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

    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:  The Nerve Centre is located near the Blackburn Railway station.  Approx 5 minutes walk. There is also plenty of car parking, in nearby streets and in the Nerve Centre car park in the evenings. 

    • 7 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Salvation Army hall, rear of 45-53 Wantirna Rd, Ringwood Vic 3134
    • 48
    Register

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

Previous Group Meetings

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

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