Asperger Syndrome Partner Information Australia
A place for validation, information, and inspiration
Mutual acknowledgement and understanding of the Asperger marriage/life partnership experience for partners of adults with (or suspected of having) Asperger syndrome
ASPIA is a Sydney-based support group and information source for those who are involved in or interested in marriage and long-term relationships with adults with Asperger syndrome (or suspected of having Asperger syndrome - ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder).
We host a regular Partner Support Group Meeting in Burwood, Sydney, on the second Saturday of the month and in 2022 meetings will be held quarterly on 12 February, 14 May, 13 August, 12 November. See below for "latest news" about our meetings.
ASPIA's next regular Partner Support Group Meeting will be on Saturday 13th November 2021, 1.45pm for a 2.00pm start, and will be held online via ZOOM again. Conclusion approximately 4.00pm.
Even though we are coming out of some levels of lockdown, the risks and uncertainty are too great for us to meet face to face again yet.
A Presenter for this meeting has been approached, but we are awaiting confirmation. If we don't have a Presenter, we will gather again on Zoom and enjoy another wonderful discussion and sharing time like we did for our August meeting. Many felt there was a warmth and connectedness in that meeting that was unexpected for a Zoom session, but which made it very worthwhile. Of course, we look forward to our face to face meetings again, hopefully commencing with our meeting on Saturday 12th February 2022.
There will be a cost of $10 to attend this online Zoom meeting. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend, and ASPIA's bank details will be provided to you.
Please remember our meetings are exclusively for those who are in a relationship with an adult on the spectrum, or non-ASD family members of an adult on the spectrum.
General news below ...
ASPIA meeting dates for 2022: 12th February; 14th May; 13th August; 12th November.
Please note two significant CHANGES since the commencement of 2020. We are no longer meeting on the first Saturday of every month, but INSTEAD are meeting on the second Saturday of February, May, August and November.