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Regular Partner Support Group meetings first Saturday of the month.
New meeting venue for 2016
97 Burwood Road (corner George Street)
BURWOOD NSW 2134
(not to be confused with RSL Club in Shaftesbury Street)
- We will meet in the RUGBY BAR which is downstairs.
- Normal club "guest" sign-in required (local residents will need to join)
- Meet from 1.30pm for 2.00pm start, 5pm finish
- $10 for non-members; $5 for members
- Wilson carpark in John Street behind the Club. $4 daily rate for weekends.
- Council carpark in George Street. Could be up to $15 for 4 hours.
- Westfield - $10 for 4.5 hours (if you stay 5 hours it jumps to $15)
- Street parking is metered till 6pm, possibly $3.60 per hour.
There may be unrestricted parking in Grantham Street and the western ends of both Railway Crescent and Railway Parade, and in other places as you move away from the central business district (if you don't mind a bit of a walk).
Meeting Dates for 2016 - 1st Saturday of every month February to December (no meeting in January):
6th February; 5th March; 2nd April; 7th May; 4th June; 2nd July; 6th August; 3rd September; 1st October; 5th November; 3rd December.
Asperger Syndrome Partner Information Australia Inc
PO Box 57 Macarthur Square LPO
MACARTHUR NSW 2560 (Aus)
Enquiries, Carol Grigg, ph: 0432 507 828
Web: www.aspia.org.au Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email is the preferred method of contact.
Co-ordinator recognised with Order of Australia Medal in 2014 Australia Day Honours List
The 2014 Australia Day Honours List named Carol Grigg, Co-ordinator of ASPIA, as a recipient of the Order of Australia Medal for 'service to families affected by Asperger Sydnrome'. The nomination in 2013 celebrated the 10th anniversary of ASPIA, the partner support group co-founded by Carol. Carol said she hopes that
ASPIA's 10th Aniversary
Celebration of 10 years of partner support
On Saturday, 1 June 2013, many people associated with ASPIA, both past and present, shared a meal and some wonderful reminiscences. Personal stories of the value of ASPIA support were numerous. The group also heard from Jennifer Bostock-Ling, who reported on the progress of her PhD study on the emotional well-being of women with Asperger partners. The afternoon concluded with the cutting of a stunning 10th anniversary cake, made by a member.
Asperger Syndrome in Couple Relationships, Saturday 7 March 2015. A one-day workshop wiht Prof. Tony Attwood.
Rudy Simone Couples Workshop, Saturday 12 November 2011,
Topic: Aspergers and Relationships.
and Women with Asperger's Syndrome, one-day workshop,
Saturday 2 October 2010.
Presenters: Professor Tony Attwood, Camilla Connolly, Megan Hammond.
Surfing: The Art of Emotion Regulation - Challenges and Interventions,
workshop presented by Julie Peterson, 26 June 2010.
Beyond Childhood, two one-day workshops with Prof. Tony Attwood and
Isabelle Hénault, 13 - 14 March, 2009.
Grows Up - Adolescence through to Adulthood, Two one-day workshops with
Prof. Tony Attwood, 29 Feb - 1 March, 2008
July 2007 Support Group Meeting
Workshop with Meg
Perkins: "Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples"
Workshop with Prof. Tony Attwood:
"Asperger's Syndrome in marriage and long-term relationships"
2005 Support Group Meeting
2005 "Understanding the difference makes the difference".