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: autism@autismtas.org.au

Young Adult Peer Support Group

Currently seeking expressions of interest in a monthly group for young adults on the autism spectrum.

Contact: autism@autismtas.org.au

Northwest & West Coast

Autism Awareness Burnie – Online Peer Support Group

Link up with local members by liking their “Autism Awareness Burnie” Facebook page

School holiday Sensory Friendly movies.

Contact: Kym 0487 493 188

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, chit chat over a cuppa, and the occasional speakers and activities.

For dates and time please SMS Jo-anne

Venue: Rosebery Community Centre

Contact: Jo-anne 0432 028 006

Northern Tasmania

Bike Centre

Family get-togethers run during the school holidays.

Contact: robyn.thomas@autismtas.org.au

Adult Asperger Group

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

and

Thursday afternoons, 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Pilgrim Centre, 34 Paterson Street, Launceston.

Contact: autism@autismtas.org.au

Legonauts

Friendship group for kids aged 6-14.

For dates and time please contact Naomi.

Playgroup Tasmania, 35 Holbrook St, Invermay

$5 per family. Lego kindly donated by local businesses.

Contact: Naomi 0409 349 986

Statewide

NDIS Peer Support Groups

Autism Tasmania facilitates NDIS Peer Support groups from time to time.  You can register your interest and region by contacting autism@autismtas.org.au

 

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 autism@autismtas.org.au