Social Support

ASD Social Group
Club Kilsyth 1-15 Canterbury Road Bayswater North VIC
3153

Different Journeys provide peer support and social events for Teens, or Young Adults, with ASD. It is a safe and supportive environment, and family, friends, and support workers are welcome.

0490 774 068
Yes
Teens group for 13-18 yrs, young adults group for 18+
Yes
Maroondah
Boroondara Access for All (BA4A) Network

A network that develops initiatives to promote and develop access, inclusions, and social options. Include motorized wheelchair and scooter workshops, road safety for pedestrians, accessible libraries, etc.

http://ba4a.org/#/
Online (other activities will vary)
All ages
Free
Boroondara
Bridges Connecting Communities
6 Griffith St, Knoxfield VIC
3180

For people with disability and the elderly who are residents of Knox and the South West Yarra Ranges.
Services Include Volunteer medical transport, group activities and outings, pet companion program, community shopping bus and phone a friend program

9763 9700
Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm
Knox City
Burke and Beyond (Next Step)
Suite 1, 14-16 Blackburn Road, Blackburn VIC
3130

The Next Step is actively focussed on promoting independence in everyday life. Participants are given the opportunity to develop their independence with an emphasis on accessing public transport, money handling and gaining practical experience in a workplace environment.

03 9886 1111
Wheelchair Accessible
No
All ages
Depends on services
Whitehorse, Dandenong, Knox
Central Bayside Adult Community Options (ACO)

ACO programs provide group or individual programs in both centre-based and community settings. These include general outings, volunteering and art & craft.
Note: You require an approved NDIS Plan to access services through the NDIS.

03 8587 0200
Depends on venue and/or activity
Yes
All ages
Kingston
Community Recreation Outreach Program (CROP)
1 Grace Street, Hawthorn, Victoria
3122

A range of different social activities and sports events to participate in, including creative writing and storytelling, iPad for all, Drop-in lunch, exhibition art and exercise options at hawthorn aquatic and Leisure Centre.

0411 817 304
Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Depends on venue
Yes
All ages
Free
Boroondara
Down Syndrome Victoria
18/71 Victoria Crescent, Abbotsford VIC
3067

Provides support, encouragement, information and resources to people with Down Syndrome, their families and the broader community. Services include local peer support groups for families; peer support groups (Club21) for adults with Down Syndrome; an Education Support Service and annual events

1300 658 873
info@dsav.asn.au
Monday – Thursday, 9:30am-4:30pm
Extended Families
Main Office: Suite 1, 95 Bell St, Coburg VIC
3058

Provide support to children and young people with a disability and their families to build social connections and engage within the community

03 9355 8848
Wheelchair Accessible
No
Under 30’s and their families
Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula
Kerrabee Centre – Social Inclusion and Wellbeing
PO Box 156, Ringwood
3134

Can participate in social groups, shopping and library groups, day trips, supported residential services program.

1300 88 22 33
Monday to Friday
Depends on venue
Yes
All ages
Depends
Maroondah
MiLife Victoria, Peninsula Access Support and Training
Level 1 Suite 1, 108-120 Young Street, Frankston, Victoria
3199

Programs, services, groups and courses for skills needed in the home, community, self, transport; as well as sports, recreation and leisure.

03 9775 7333
Wheelchair Accessible
Yes
All ages
Depends on program
Frankston

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