Our Peer Support Groups

 

 

Aspergers Victoria Peer Support & Social Groups

‘Promoting the positives of Aspergers across the lifespan’

If you, a partner or a family member has Aspergers, then our peer support groups may suit your needs. Meet others, share stories or listen to the occasional speaker in a friendly and inclusive environment. Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run all meetings and will welcome new attendees.

Peer groups are often the first port of call for new members - a place where you can meet others, listen, learn and share stories about your journey with Aspergers, amongst others who understand. Volunteers with lived experience run all groups. The philosophy of AV peer support groups is to provide a friendly, supportive environment, where everyone can share their life experiences, challenges and insights. The group meetings are a significant part of what we do - you're sure to find a group here that matches your situation, and meets your needs.

 *Please note these groups are for Aspergers Victoria members only, however you are very welcome to attend a meeting before joining.

Join online here www.aspergersvic.org.au/membership and membership details will be forwarded to you.

Aspergers Victoria Groups Value:

  • A Positive Mindset: We see possibilities, strengths and talents; not problems or deficits
  • A Growth Mindset: We pursue goals through continual learning from each other equally and share that knowledge; we don’t judge ourselves or others
  • Empowerment: We listen, support and encourage others to grow
  • Empathy: We try to understand another’s situation and help, if asked
  • Trust: We value the privacy and confidentiality of others in and out of the group
  • Respect: We acknowledge the wishes and rights of others and believe we are responsible for our own behaviour

AV Peer Groups

Meeting Dates

Girls

Meet monthly 3rd Friday 7.30-9.30pm Contact admin@aspergersvic.org.au

Teens (Secondary)

Meet monthly 4th Friday Contact admin@aspergersvic.org.au

Young Adults (18-35 years)

Meet monthly 4th Thursday 7.30-9.30pm Contact admin@aspergersvic.org.au

Adults

Meet monthly 3rd Thursday 8.00-10.00pm Contact admin@aspergersvic.org.au

Partners

Meet monthly 1st Thursday 7.30-9.30pm Contact admin@aspergersvic.org.au

Parents & Carers of Young Adults

Bi-monthly 7.30-9.30pm Contact admin@aspergersvic.org.au

Parents & Carers Northern

Meet monthly 4th Tuesday 7.00-9.00pm Contact admin@aspergersvic.org.au

Parents & Carers Southern

Meet monthly 4th Friday 10am-12pm Contact admin@aspergersvic.org.au

Parents & Carers Eastern

Meet monthly 1st Friday 10am-12pm Contact admin@aspergersvic.org.au

Peer support group meetings are conducted for the purpose of providing connection, information and support to our members. Agendas, activities and guest speakers are often extensively planned well in advance. Any promotion of members’ ventures and other (non AV) items of interest are to be conducted via the Groups Coordinator or the Group Leader. If you wish to make announcements or distribute materials at our meetings, please email your request to the Groups Coordinator admin@aspergersvic.org.au

Aspergers Victoria is a registered health promotion charity run by volunteers. Our mission is to make a difference to the lives of individuals and families with Aspergers, by providing support, knowledge and skills development, to enhance lives and influence community views. 

Note: AV has become aware of groups using the AV logo or name to promote their services or groups without AV approval. AV cannot provide any assurance of the quality of any group not coordinated by AV and not listed in the links below. They will not be covered by our insurance or necessarily deliver quality support to AV standards. 

Please email us if you have any questions about peer groups by using the link for Aspergers Help Enquiries via the Contact Us page.

To read more about our peer groups, please click on the links below:

Adults

Women to 40

Young Adults

Teens

Girls

Boys (not currently operating)

Parents and Carers

Partners

Siblings