Peer Support

Autism Tasmania facilitates peer support groups and social events across the state for parents, children and adults on the spectrum. We also offer support for those seeking to establish new groups. Numbers are limited for some of these events, so we ask that you register your interest with us before attending.

Southern Tasmania

Dunalley

Peer support group for parents. First Tuesday morning of the month, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Dunalley Community Neighbourhood Centre, Arthur Highway

Contact: Mel on 6253 5579

Autism Warriors

Peer support group for parents. Monthly, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Venue and day may vary. Contact the organisers for current details.

Autism Warriors Tasmania on Facebook.

Contact: [email protected]

 

Northwest & West Coast

CHASE (Circular Head Autism Support for Everyone) – Parent Peer Support Group

This group is for bringing kids on the autism spectrum together for play and helping parents link up.

We’ll have Lego, sensory play, music, dance, arts and crafts and more.

For dates and time please contact Peta or Jill

Venue: Stanley Primary School, 28 Pearse Street, Stanley

Contact: Peta 0437 115 870 or Jill 0439 543 064

Rosebery Parent Peer Support Group

Casual get together, chat over a cuppa, and the occasional speakers and activities.

For dates and times follow this link

Venue: Rosebery Community Centre

Contact: Kathryn 0475 589 711

 

Northern Tasmania

Sprocket Rockets

A regular get-together at the Launceston Bike Centre for children aged around 7-12 and their family members.

A cost of $5 per family is payable on the day to go towards venue hire.

Contact: Janelle 0400 045 895

For upcoming dates and times follow this link

Northern Adult Group

Second Saturday of the month, 1:30pm – 3:30pm.

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Thursday afternoons, 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Pilgrim Centre, 34 Paterson Street, Launceston however Saturday venue can vary so please contact us to confirm.

Contact: [email protected]

Legonauts

A friendship group for kids aged 6-14 who love Lego.

For dates and times please follow this link.

Playgroup Tasmania, 35 Holbrook St, Invermay

Cost: Free to attend – Lego kindly donated by local businesses.

Contact: Naomi 0409 349 986

Statewide

Peer Support The Autistic Way (New)

Peer Support the Autistic Way is a new project at Autism Tasmania.  The project aims to provide meaningful ways for adults on the autism spectrum to connect with each other.  We will soon be calling for help from the adult autistic community to help us to develop autistic-led peer support.  You do not have to be a NDIS participants to get involved.

If you are an adult on the spectrum and would like to register your interest in being a member of a peer support group or activity, please email us at [email protected]  We will keep you informed and invite you to be more involved as the project unfolds. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 

Autism information sessions are conducted regularly across all three regions.  Please contact our office for details of upcoming events 6231 2745 (South),
6344 1212 (North and Northwest) or email [email protected]