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ASPIA Partner Support Group Meetings
ASPIA's Partner Support Group meetings are held on the first Saturday of every month (except January) in Burwood (Western Sydney) NSW.

New meeting venue for 2016

97 Burwood Road (corner George Street)
(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

Parking nearby:

  • 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:  Email:
Email is the preferred method of contact.

ASPIA Support Yahoo Group

Join ASPIA's private online discussion forum - ASPIA Support Yahoo Group - open to partners anywhere. This group is a restricted group moderated by ASPIA's Co-ordinator, Carol Grigg, OAM, Dip Counselling, Member ACA.

Instructions on how to join will be sent to you upon payment of an annual subscription fee of $25.00. The joining fee will discourage non-genuine applicants and help ensure we can keep our online community confidential and emotionally safe for members.

Click on the "Buy Now" button to subscribe.

ASPIA literature

  1. ASPIA's handbook for partner support
  2. Books by Carol Grigg
  3. Meeting flyer
  4. Marriage brochure
  5. Articles: Download for free ...
    All men are like that
    What to do if you suspect your partner has Asperger Syndrome
    Asperger's syndrome in relationships - Is there hope?
    Asperger's syndrome in relationships - Change takes time
    ASPIA's list of self-care suggestions
  6. Article: Available for purchase ...
    Crucial Communication Clues
  7. Advocacy leaflet

Other available information


ASPIA's Handbook for Partner Support (published 2012)


ASPIA’s Handbook for Partner Support

A collection of ASPIA’s best information for the support of partners of adults with Asperger’s Syndrome, this Handbook provides information and practical guides for partners of adults with Asperger's Syndrome (or traits of) based on 10 years of support group experience and educational opportunities.

Preview and purchase ASPIA's Handbook for Partner Support as a paperback copy or purchase and download immediately as an eBook (PDF).

Books by Carol Grigg


The Audacity of Difference: Revealing our true colours

This book is a short expression of Carol Grigg's own journal and sentiments, written between 2010 and 2012.

Paperback and electronic copies (PDF) of this book can be purchased directly from Carol's website:



Insight for the Journey: Validating and Support Thoughts for Partners of Adults on the Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome)

This small volume contains a collection of Carol's "Newsletter Thoughts" which have become a tradition within ASPIA's support for partners of adults with Asperger’s Syndrome (Sydney). These thoughts, as well as several new essays, have been written since the publication of ASPIA's Handbook for Partner Support (2012).

This book can be purchased as a paperback directly from Carol's website:

ASPIA Brochure
Asperger’s Syndrome in Marriage PDF145kb

ASPIA Articles
Download for free from ASPIA website
All men are like that. By Carol Grigg
What to do if you suspect your partner has Asperger Syndrome By Carol Grigg
Asperger’s Syndrome in Relationships – Is there Hope? By Carol Grigg
Asperger’s Syndrome in Relationships – Change takes Time By Carol Grigg
ASPIA's list of self-care suggestions

Article available for purchase from Carol's website
Crucial Communication Clues - A comprehensive look at communication difficulties in relationships affected by Asperger's Syndrome, with discussion guide and worksheets. $5.00.

ASPIA Advocacy Leaflet
Improved Awareness within Care Systems may help prevent Family Breakdown  PDF222kb Poster displayed at Asia Pacific Autism Conference 2009 (APAC'09) in Sydney, August 20-22, 2009.
Extended Version of Improved Awareness Poster PDF423kb

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