To ensure a meaningful quality of life for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Autism South Africa (ASA) is the recognised, authoritative and representative national body for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in South Africa.
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.
|Focusing Autism South Africa's programmes to improve the quality of life for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder;|
|Developing and strengthening Autism South Africa's services on a national basis;|
|Increasing public concern and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders and the efforts of Autism South Africa.|
|Promote the interests and needs of individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and protect their rights, irrespective of race, sex or creed;|
|Promote a nationwide provision of facilities for the education, training and intervention of people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder;|
|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;|
|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;|
|Promote and assist with research into the causes, incidence, management and intervention techniques for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder;|
|Promote the awareness, understanding and support of Autism Spectrum Disorders at all levels;|
|Organise conferences and workshops on Autism Spectrum Disorders throughout South Africa;|
|Facilitate training and education of parents, primary care givers and professionals living with or assisting people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder;|
|Act as a coordinating and mediating body for all members of Autism South Africa as and when required.|