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Aspergers Victoria Information Services

Aspergers Victoria (AV) provides confidential email services to provide support, information and referrals to our members, and our community including Aspergers, autistics and other similar neurodiverse profiles, their families, and carers.  The range of our information is broad, including but not limited to topics such as:

  • education issues

  • relationships

  • professional support options

  • allied health options

  • assistance to extended families and friends

  • assessment and new diagnosis support

The Information Services team are all volunteers with a personal connection to Aspergers and a member of Aspergers Victoria.  As peers, they understand, have experience, knowledge and access to resources about Aspergers, autism, and other similar neurodivergent profiles.  Our volunteers are supported with ongoing training, however they are not mental health professionals and not all-knowing. They will take several days to respond to your enquiry.

Click here to email our Information Team. Please include your suburb or local government area to assist our team to find local support options for you.

If you use our Information Service and you are not a member, please consider making a donation to support our training for our information team volunteers.

Another option for our members is to email a query for us to put up an anonymous post (if it is suitable) on our social media to gather community feedback.

Crisis Support


Aspergers Victoria is an organisation run by peer volunteers and we can share knowledge and lived experience of Aspergers, autism, or other similar neurodivergent profiles as peers, parents, carers, partners, friends, colleagues, or community members.

We are not a crisis support service and we are unable to provide crisis support. We do not operate a telephone support service and our peer volunteers are not mental health professionals.


If you or someone you are supporting is in immediate danger, please call Triple Zero - 000.


If you feel you (or a loved one or client) is in need of urgent support, please contact one of the following services for assistance:


Lifeline - 131114. Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week.


Beyond Blue - 1300 224 636. Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week.


SuicideLine Victoria - 1300 651 251. SuicideLine offers free counselling and support for people at risk of suicide and anyone experiencing mental health issues. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week.


Parentline Victoria - 13 22 89.  Parentline is a phone service for parents and carers of children from birth to 18 years old. They offer confidential and anonymous counselling and support on parenting issues. Available 8am to midnight, 7 days a week.


Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800.  Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25 years. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week.


If you feel as though an urgent mental health assessment is needed, you can contact a Crisis Assessment and Treatment (CAT) team in your area. Please visit the  Victorian government's Mental Health Services website and search for your suburb.


For more options please visit the Victorian government's Better Health website.

Information

The information and resources provided by our Information service team, social media activities and on this website (“Materials”) are of a general nature only and are not intended to be used as a substitute for professional health advice. For a specific health problem, consult your doctor or contact your health professional.

The inclusion of any opinion, organisation, product, service or individual through our services or platforms does not necessarily imply endorsement by Aspergers Victoria.

Material on this website may be updated or amended from time to time. While Aspergers Victoria endeavors to keep the information on this website accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee that the website contains the latest or most accurate information, products or research. Where we have included materials provided by others, research, individual stories or links to other sites, the views expressed therein are not necessarily those of Aspergers Victoria.

The internet is not a secure medium and communications to and from this website may be intercepted or altered in transit. Aspergers Victoria does not warrant that the website is free from anything which may damage any computer which accesses the website or data on such computer.


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