Social Support

ASD Social Group
Club Kilsyth 1-15 Canterbury Road Bayswater North VIC
3153
Resource Category:
Long Resource Description:

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.

Phone Number: 0490 774 068
Booking Required: Yes
Suitable Age Range: Teens group for 13-18 yrs, young adults group for 18+
Cost: Yes
Council Area: Maroondah
Boroondara Access for All (BA4A) Network
Resource Category:
Long Resource Description:

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.

Website Address: http://ba4a.org/#/
Accessibility: Online (other activities will vary)
Suitable Age Range: All ages
Cost: Free
Council Area: Boroondara
Bridges Connecting Communities
6 Griffith St, Knoxfield VIC
3180
Resource Category:
Long Resource Description:

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

Phone Number: 9763 9700
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm
Council Area: Knox City
Burke and Beyond (Next Step)
Suite 1, 14-16 Blackburn Road, Blackburn VIC
3130
Resource Category:
Long Resource Description:

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.

Phone Number: 03 9886 1111
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Booking Required: No
Suitable Age Range: All ages
Cost: Depends on services
Council Area: Whitehorse, Dandenong, Knox
Central Bayside Adult Community Options (ACO)
Resource Category:
Long Resource Description:

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.

Phone Number: 03 8587 0200
Accessibility: Depends on venue and/or activity
Booking Required: Yes
Suitable Age Range: All ages
Council Area: Kingston
Community Recreation Outreach Program (CROP)
1 Grace Street, Hawthorn, Victoria
3122
Resource Category:
Long Resource Description:

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.

Phone Number: 0411 817 304
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Accessibility: Depends on venue
Booking Required: Yes
Suitable Age Range: All ages
Cost: Free
Council Area: Boroondara
Down Syndrome Victoria
18/71 Victoria Crescent, Abbotsford VIC
3067
Resource Category:
Long Resource Description:

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

Phone Number: 1300 658 873
Contact Email: info@dsav.asn.au
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:30am-4:30pm
Extended Families
Main Office: Suite 1, 95 Bell St, Coburg VIC
3058
Resource Category:
Long Resource Description:

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

Phone Number: 03 9355 8848
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Booking Required: No
Suitable Age Range: Under 30’s and their families
Council Area: Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula
Kerrabee Centre – Social Inclusion and Wellbeing
PO Box 156, Ringwood
3134
Resource Category:
Long Resource Description:

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

Phone Number: 1300 88 22 33
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday
Accessibility: Depends on venue
Booking Required: Yes
Suitable Age Range: All ages
Cost: Depends
Council Area: Maroondah
MiLife Victoria, Peninsula Access Support and Training
Level 1 Suite 1, 108-120 Young Street, Frankston, Victoria
3199
Resource Category:
Long Resource Description:

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

Phone Number: 03 9775 7333
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Booking Required: Yes
Suitable Age Range: All ages
Cost: Depends on program
Council Area: Frankston