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  • Autism SA Info Line
    1300 AUTISM
    (1300 288 476)
    1300 288 476

Welcome to Autism SA

About Autism and Agriculture

An initiative of SunPork Farms and Autism CRCAutism and Agriculture aims to employ and develop career paths for adults on the spectrum in specialist animal care roles.  The Program will harness the diverse skills some autistic individuals have in animal care to provide sustainable employment in the agricultural industry and ultimately enhance the welfare of livestock.

The South Australian government has recognised this potential and has generously contributed $150,000 towards the pilot program via the CRC For High Integrity Australian Pork.

Specialisterne Australia is dedicated to assisting people on the autism spectrum to find and retain employment through specialised recruitment, training and support programs. The program team will adapt and apply existing Specialisterne techniques used in the IT sector, to support candidates through the recruitment, employment and evaluation process in the agriculture sector.

Click here for further information.

Autism SA office open at Elizabeth

Autism SA is pleased to announce that we are providing services at 1/25 Philip Highway, Elizabeth.

Services Available include:

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Speech Therapy

  • Psychology

  • Brief Individualised Support

  • Pre Planning Meetings

If you are interested in any services please complete the registration form and you will be contacted soon. 

Register here

About Autism SA

Since 1964, Autism SA has been the recognised leader for helping families and individuals on the autism spectrum. Our founding members were families driven by the desire to ensure that they had access to the best information, education, treatment and support. They advocated for acceptance and understanding. They encouraged research and leadership in the community. We have remained true to our beginnings to ensure that people on the autism spectrum get the most out of life.

People on the autism spectrum are at the centre of everything we do - we provide individualised and person-centred services and support. Whether you are a person on the spectrum and/or a family member, carer or a professional looking for the latest information about autism, Autism SA can assist you. 

Our expert staff team deliver a range of quality services that are innovative and follow evidence based practice that are of world class standards.   

Autism SA aims to improve life outcomes for people on the autism spectrum by providing and facilitating the very best information, connections, expertise, education, services, support and a strong representative voice for people in our community.

Autism SA is accredited and registered as a provider through:

• National Disability Insurance Agency;
• South Australian State Government Provider Panel.

Do you find our information and services useful?

Our organisation relies heavily on fundraising support from our community to provide our range of services. Donate Now or Get Involved to support the work of Autism SA.  

We invite you to take the time to peruse our website and if you require any further information, advice or support please call Autism SA on 1300 288 476 (1300 AUTISM). 

Autism SA Future Directions

A personal message from the newly appointed CEO,

I write to provide you an update on recent developments within Autism SA.

With the endorsement of the Board, I have resigned as President of the Autism SA Board - and leading defence operator, Saab Australia, has granted me leave as Commercial Adviser to enable me to take up the position of Interim CEO.  Treasurer Troy Mohler will be the President of the organisation.

There are times in the lifecycle of all organisations when they need to address fundamental challenges. I will work with the Board and staff of Autism SA on a process of business evolution and growth.  This is designed to strengthen the organisation’s position on the Australian disability landscape and work within the changing business model presented by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  I will be leveraging my previous  experience with leading defence operator Saab Australia and other sectors, in corporate practice, partnerships and growth of new strategic enterprises. This will be coupled with my intimate knowledge and connections with the organisation and driven by my passion for the Autism community based on my own personal circumstances.

This also provides an opportunity for new standards of engagement with the autism community.

Our priority has always been the people we support and the wider Autism Spectrum community and we will continue as the lead provider of support and services to people on the spectrum. We will be creating new channels to connect and partner with our community.  In the interim if you would like to contact me please do so by contacting

This is an exciting time for Autism SA and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. We want to listen to ensure continual progress for the Autism community and the organisation.

Warm regards

Jenny Karavolos
Interim CEO