ASPIA has been hosting regular Partner Support Group Meetings at Club Burwood on the first Saturday of every month (except January) since June 2003. We will continue to meet on the first Saturday of each month for the remainder of 2019, but in 2020 we will change to quarterly meetings to be held on the second Saturday of February, May, August and November. Dates will be 8 February, 9 May, 8 August, 14 November 2020. We meet from 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start, and generally finish up around 5pm.
We warmly welcome adults who are in a long-term or marital relationship with someone who has Asperger's Syndrome, as well as adults who have a parent, adult sibling, adult child or other family member with Asperger's Syndrome.
All meetings have a strong educational and support focus, with regular guest professionals providing presentations, answering questions and facilitating discussions. We have group guidelines to ensure all of our meeting and support contexts are constructive and respectful.
ASPIA Partner Support Group Meeting
About the venue
Club Burwood is at 97 Burwood Road (corner George Street), Burwood NSW (not to be confused with the RSL in Shaftesbury Road). Just 100-200 metres north of Burwood Railway Station.
We meet in the RUGBY BAR which is downstairs. Please note that club guest sign-in is required (local residents will need to join).
Wilson Parking in John Street behind the Club. $5 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.
You may find unrestricted parking in Grantham Street, 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).
Other partner support groups
Queensland Asperger Partners' Support Group (QAPS), Brisbane
Contact: 0418 761 652 | email@example.com
Toowoomba Asperger Partners' Support (TAPS)
Contact: Sheena | 0418 790 216 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Rivers (Tweed Heads) Partner Support
Contact: Debbie | (02) 6676 0483 | email@example.com
Perth Partner Support
Contact: Roz | (08) 9284 5252 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Melbourne Partner Support
Contact: Melissa | email@example.com
More info: www.aspartneraus.org
Aspergers Victoria, Blackburn, Melbourne
More info: www.aspergersvic.org.au/partners
Support groups for adults with Asperger's Syndrome
Aspect's Adult Social Groups (Australia-wide)
For adults with Asperger's or high-functioning autism.
Contact: Caroline | 0409 603 582 | firstname.lastname@example.org
More info: www.autismspectrum.org.au/adultsocialgroups
Sydney - North Shore
Asperger Adult Group
Contact: Jeroen Decates | 0402 028 588 | email@example.com
Monthly Saturday afternoon sessions. Attendance is only possible by contacting Jeroen beforehand.
Melbourne - Werribee Asperger Support Group
Contact: Catriona | 0438 596 662 | aspergers.silverviper.com
Parent support groups
Aspergers & Autistic Spectrum Network Inc (Maitland NSW)
Online contact register for people with Asperger's Syndrome. Operating from the Maitland, NSW region. Advocacy, mentoring, translational counselling, workshops, etc.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | (02) 4966 1717
Coffs Coast Autism (Coffs Harbour NSW)
Meets 10am, second Tuesday each month at 2/34 Park Avenue, Coffs Harbour
Contact: (02) 6658 8330 | email@example.com
More info: www.coffscoastautism.org.au
Aspergers Victoria (Victoria)
A vounteer group of parents, carers, partners, professionals and individuals with Asperger syndrome. Runs many support groups, including a partners' group.
More info: www.aspergersvic.org.au
Asperger Services Australia (Queensland)
More info: www.asperger.asn.au
Autism Asperger ACT (Canberra ACT)
A support group for individuals, their families and carers of those with Asperger Syndrome, who live in and around Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Aimed at providing support in an understanding and supportive environment.
More info: www.autismaspergeract.com.au
Teen support groups
ASteen - Teen social/support group
ASteen is a group of young men and women, and supportive parents, who get together for social outings every two weeks. ASteen is an affiliate of ASPECT Australia.
Contact: Adrienne De Morais | 0413 890 311 | firstname.lastname@example.org