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Mission Statement
To ensure a meaningful quality of life for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Organisation Description
Autism South Africa (ASA) is the recognised, authoritative and representative national body for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in South Africa.

Organisation Background
Autism South Africa was founded in 1989 by concerned parents and professionals as a lobbying and networking organisation. A full-time head office was established in 1997 and Community Branches covering 6 of the 9 nine provinces were opened in 2010.

Objectives

bullet Focusing Autism South Africa's programmes to improve the quality of life for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder;
bullet Developing and strengthening Autism South Africa's services on a national basis;
bullet Increasing public concern and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders and the efforts of Autism South Africa.

Goals

bullet Promote the interests and needs of individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and protect their rights, irrespective of race, sex or creed;
bullet Promote a nationwide provision of facilities for the education, training and intervention of people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder;
bullet Negotiate and liaise with International/National/Provincial/Government and/or other institutions, affiliated bodies or similar organisations on matters concerning the needs of people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families;
bullet Facilitate the establishment and maintenance of facilities for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and advocate for adequate services for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder;
bullet Promote and assist with research into the causes, incidence, management and intervention techniques for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder;
bullet Promote the awareness, understanding and support of Autism Spectrum Disorders at all levels;
bullet Organise conferences and workshops on Autism Spectrum Disorders throughout South Africa;
bullet Facilitate training and education of parents, primary care givers and professionals living with or assisting people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder;
bullet Act as a coordinating and mediating body for all members of Autism South Africa as and when required.

 

Autism South Africa is extremely grateful to the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF). For their extremely meaningful support for the children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in South Africa 

Latest News

LIGHT IT UP BLUE

LIUB is a global campaign that includes landmarks, buildings, local communities and people like yourself who will come together on April 2nd for World Autism Awareness Day to light the world blue.

How are you lighting it up blue on 2 April?

Autism South Africa will be selling arm bands with Blue LED lights at R20 each. Wear them on 2 April and everyday thereafter to raise Awareness of Autism

Join Autism South Africa to ride Critical Mass on 28 March - wearing blue! Look out for our ladies in blue selling LED arm bands for the ride

Wear Blue on 2 April

Change outdoor or indoor white light bulbs to Blue for the month

Distribute information about Autism, World Autism Awareness Day and Light it Up Blue in your workplace, school or community - Contact A;SA if you would like assistance or brochures

Host a Blue themed party or event

Bake blue foods... blue food? Yes, like Bubblegum Milkshake, Blue iced cupcakes, Blue coconut-ices etc

Paint/Make a collage/Colour Light it Up Blue Light Bulb

Don't forget to send us your photos!

HANDS ON AUTISM

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