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Join our Partners Support Group Meetings, to meet other 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. 

These meetings allow us to share experiences, offer peer support & gain information. The group also organizes that occasional in-house enjoyable activity, speaker, or a social outing.  

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 Groups Co-ordinator if you have any questions, or register for a session from the groups calendar below (or the events page).

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

    • 17 Sep 2019
    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Link Health & Community Batesford Hub, 94 Batesford Rd, Chadstone Vic 3148
    • 0
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    Develop Your Social Skills Toolkit Workshop 

    Module 1: Basic Communication/Social Skills for Young Adults 18-35yrs


    Social Skills Toolkit is aimed at assisting young adults who are interested in understanding the social and work world by creating a toolkit that will assist individuals to make and keep friends, socialise and feel confident, and even develop romantic relationships. Participants are given the opportunity to practice these skills during and between weekly sessions.  Consistent weekly participation is essential.  Link Health's Batesford Hub (not far from Power Neighbourhood House).

    Social coaches will be  provided to support participants in using the social skills tools developed in the workshops and will provide a resource during the weekly sessions. Modules 2-4 will run immediately after module 1 and will be open for booking on separate booking pages. For full program information refer to the Adults Social Skills Toolkit Workshops brochure (pdf)

    Module 1:   Basic Communication/Social Skills covers:

    • Understanding social anxiety and how to manage it.
    • Identifying thinking styles and emotions in yourself and others
    • Conversation survival skills: Starting and maintaining conversations, entrance and exit strategies, reading verbal and non-verbal language

    Cost:  $50 per session for AV Member ($300 per module); $70 per session for Non- Members ($420 per module).  If you are not a member and would like to be, you can join Aspergers Victoria at our secure online platform; https://aspergersvic.org.au/join-us

    Please Note: Places for this program are limited and this page is for regisrations and payments only. Please only register here after first having contacted us to answer some enrolment questions and confirm that a place is still available for you before proceeding (see contact details section below).

    Getting There: Batesford Hub is on Batesford Rd, near Holmesglen TAFE. There is free parking available on site.  If taking public transport, the nearest train station is Holmesglen station on the Glen Waverley line, or pick up the 903 Mordialloc bus and get off at the TAFE/Warrigal Rd stop, then it's a 2 minute walk from there.


    Contact Details:  Enrolments and queries contact Kathryn at programs@aspergersvic.org.au  or Gayle on 0412 113 105. For payment queries email Emma at  admin@aspergersvic.org.au

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

    Adults Meet-Up

    "Understanding & Managing Anxiety"


    Come and join with like-minded Aspergers adults, for our monthly discussion meeting. This month topic is:  Topic: Understanding and Managaging Anxiety

    Gayle Vermont will lead a discussion on anxiety, which is experienced by many people in our community. We will talk about understanding it and share some strategies on how we can learn to manage anxiety.

    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. 

    • 20 Sep 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave, Ashwood Vic 3147
    • 46
    Register

    Mandala Colouring, Banner Decoration, Hot Dogs & making smores over fire pit 

    For Female-identifying and NB Teens


    Come and have fun making our teen banner, colouring in mandalas and making smores (hot marshmallows+melted chocolate between two biscuits) over an outside fire pit or enjoy a tasty hot dog (vegan option 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 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.

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

    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 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 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 admin@aspergersvic.org.au or for other queries - Gayle Vermont, Groups Co-Ordinator,groups@aspergersvic.org.au  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. 

    • 26 Sep 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave Ashwood Vic 3147
    • 56
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    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:

    • 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.  

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

      • 29 Sep 2019
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Ave, Ashwood Vic 3147
      • 24
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      Dungeons & Dragons Group


      Aspergers Victoria and Power Neighbourhood House invite you to come and play Dungeons & Dragons! 

      This group will now meet fortnlightly on Sunday afternoons. Please register separately for each session you wish to attend.

      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

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

      Partners Meet-Up


      Our Partners Meet-ups are 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. Gold coin donation to assist  AV with the cost of refreshments etc is appreciated. 

      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
      • 4 Oct 2019
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Link Health & Community Batesford Hub, 94 Batesford Rd, Chadstone Vic 3148
      • 50
      Register

      Teens Hub: Drumming Workshop & Board Games

      ****New Night & New Venue...1st Friday of the Month****


      Come and have ‘Buckets of Fun’ at Batesford Hub, Chadstone.  Based on the New York Street Drumming phenomenon, ‘Ronen Shoshan will take you a fun filled journey of drumming and rapping.  Ronen will introduce you to a unique style of drumming that combines North African, Middle Eastern and Spanish rhythms.  Once you are warmed up Ronen will then help you to discover your inner rapper by exploring, writing and rapping beats!  

      This is a ‘taster’  and for those who have got the beat, AV will be creating a drumming/rapping group on a regular basis. Ronen has conducted this workshop for Autistic children of all ages.  Check out Bucketsoffun.com.au and  Rhythforlife.com.au to see Ronen in action. 

      The ‘Buckets of Fun’ experience will be held in a very large room where people can spread out and there will also be a quiet room where people can just chill out as required.  Just in case, you may want to bring your own noise-cancelling headphones.

      Ronen will provide the ‘Buckets of Fun’ experience for about 1 hour and then teens can either continue on with their drumming and rapping creation or just chill out and play some board games. 

      Meet our Aspie mentors who love to make everyone feel welcome and part of the group and are always up for a chat. 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 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 night please!

      Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run all meetings. 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. 

      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.  

      Getting There: Batesford Hub is on Batesford Rd, near Holmesglen TAFE. There is free parking available on site.  If taking public transport, the nearest train station is Holmesglen station on the Glen Waverley line, or pick up the 903 Mordialloc bus and get off at the TAFE/Warrigal Rd stop, then it's a 2 minute walk from there. 

      Contact Details:    Booking/payment/membership queries write to Emma at admin@aspergersvic.org.au or for other queries - Gayle Vermont, Groups Co-Ordinator, groups@aspergersvic.org.au  0412 113 105, e.g. suitabilty for the group etc. Please don't ring Gayle with booking/membership questions. 

      • 14 Oct 2019
      • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Hampton Community Centre, 14 Willis St, Hampton Vic 3188
      Register

      Southern Evening Parents & Carers Peer Group

      "School Engagement" 


      ***Note New Southern Groups Venue for all groups: 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.  

      This month we have a guest speaker & leader, Gayle Vermont, to talk with us about: "School Engagement".  This is in response to a request from the group for a speaker on this topic, as several members are dealing with school refusal in their homes.  

      About Gayle:  Gayle is Aspergers Victoria's Programs Manager. She has had over 40 years' experience in a wide spectrum of disability services with the Victorian government, non-for-profit agencies and her own private consultancy and counselling business. Gayle has worked in all areas of disability including accommodation, employment and education services as well as worked with all types of disability including, physical, sensory, intellectual, psychiatric and acquired brain injury. 

      Gayle is committed to creating a more inclusive and respectful world for all people particularly those who are neuro-diverse. She wants to encourage the empowerment of Aspies whom she hopes will one day be ‘out and proud’, understood by all and the envy of all non-Aspies!

      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 is very close and there is also a bus service.

      • 25 Oct 2019
      • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Hampton Community Centre, 14 Willis St, Hampton Vic 3188
      Register

      Southern Group Parents & Carers Peer Group


      ***Note New Southern Groups Venue for all groups: Hampton Community Centre****

      Our meetings will now be held at a new venue:  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. 

      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 (or a topic may be listed closer to the date).

      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.

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

      AS Adults Social NIght

      7.30pm 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 $10 AV Members, or $15 Non-Member 1st Time Attendees online with your registration.  Includes a simple BBQ dinner of sausages and bread and covers admin costs for this extra 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. 

      • 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. 

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

      Partners Meet-Up


      Our Partners Meet-ups are 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
      • 11 Nov 2019
      • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Hampton Community Centre, 14 Willis St, Hampton Vic 3188
      Register

      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 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 (or a topic may be listed closer to the date).

      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 is very close and there is also a bus service.

      • 17 Nov 2019
      • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
      • Bayview Eden Hotel, 6 Queens Rd, Melbourne Vic 3004
      Register


      Annual General Meeting & Celebration

      Sunday, 17th November, 2019, 2pm


      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. 

      There is no limit to the talents of Aspies.  Are you an entertainer, artist, games designer or have any other special talent that you would like to showcase and share with other AV members? We would like to invite expressions of Interest from our members, to showcase their talent at our 2019 AGM.  There is no limit on what constitutes a talent the more diverse the more reflective it is of our members. Please include your contribution ideas in your registration or email Emma at admin@aspergersvic.org.au with any written submissions or queries you may have 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. 

      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:
       
      2:00 - 4:30 pm - Doors open for registration at 1.30 pm 


       
      Cost:

      Free.  Donations welcome on the day.


      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:  Driving:  Free parking will be available in the hotel carpark from 1.30pm or nearby streets (press buzzer if car park door is closed).  On public transport:  Take the train to Flinder St, then take a tram down St Kilda Rd to Toorak Rd stop 22 (e.g Route 16 St Kilda Beach). Walk 350m 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 350m to the venue.

      • 22 Nov 2019
      • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Hampton Community Centre, 14 Willis St, Hampton Vic 3188
      Register

      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. 

      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. 

      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.

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

      Partners Meet-Up


      Our Partners Meet-ups are 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 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. 

      • 9 Dec 2019
      • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Hampton Community Centre, 14 Willis St, Hampton Vic 3188
      Register

      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 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 (or a topic may be listed closer to the date).

      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 is very close and there is also a bus service.

    Previous Group Meetings

    15 Sep 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
    11 Sep 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
    6 Sep 2019 Teens Hub: BBQ, Fire Pit & Board Games Night
    6 Sep 2019 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
    5 Sep 2019 Partners Meet-Up
    1 Sep 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
    29 Aug 2019 AS Adults Social Night Meeting
    23 Aug 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
    22 Aug 2019 Young Adults Hub
    18 Aug 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
    17 Aug 2019 Inclusive Women's Get-together
    16 Aug 2019 Social Butterflies: Inclusive Girls' Gathering
    15 Aug 2019 Adult Meet-Up
    14 Aug 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
    4 Aug 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
    2 Aug 2019 Teens Hub: BBQ, Fire Pit & Board Games Night
    2 Aug 2019 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
    1 Aug 2019 Partners Meet-Up
    26 Jul 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
    25 Jul 2019 Young Adults Hub
    21 Jul 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
    20 Jul 2019 Inclusive Women's Get-together
    19 Jul 2019 Social Butterflies: Inclusive Girls' Gathering
    18 Jul 2019 Adult Meet-Up
    7 Jul 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
    4 Jul 2019 Partners Meet-Up
    28 Jun 2019 Teens Hub
    28 Jun 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
    27 Jun 2019 Young Adults Hub
    23 Jun 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
    21 Jun 2019 Social Butterflies Gathering
    20 Jun 2019 Adult Meet-Up
    15 Jun 2019 Inclusive Women's Get-together
    9 Jun 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
    7 Jun 2019 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
    6 Jun 2019 Partners Meet-Up
    30 May 2019 AS Adults Social Night Meeting
    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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