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Welcome to Autism SA

World Autism Awareness Day 2018

Autism SA believes all individuals on the spectrum, their families and supporters deserve to be heard and recognised in every way, every day.

This year, as part of our National Autism Awareness Month program - which runs across the month of April - we developed these videos in recognition of 2 April’s World Autism Awareness Day, a day that is internationally sanctioned by the United Nations (UN) and forms a strong part of the UN’s 2030 Vision: Autism Inclusion and Neurodiversity.

In 2018, the UN announced that the observance of the day was Empowering Women and Girls with Autism. Learn more here https://www.un.org/en/events/autismday/

We know our community is filled with some incredibly inspiring people. We are inviting people to share their thoughts, inspirations, ideas and stories directly with the world, starting with women on the spectrum telling us who inspires them. Watch this video to hear from them. If you would like to share your own video story about who inspires you – and if you are happy for us to publish that on our website, Facebook page or elsewhere - please email it through to asamarketing@autismsa.org.au

Almost 120,000 Australians now benefiting from the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) most recent National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quarterly Report for the period 1 July to 30 September 2017, shows the NDIS is now benefitting almost 120,000 Australians.

This report demonstrates the NDIS is making good progress as it rolls out nationally.

Other highlights of the report include:

  • 6,716 children had been referred through the Early Childhood Early Intervention approach by the end of the quarter.
  • 84 percent of surveyed participants in the quarter rated their experience either good or very good. The overall average satisfaction rating since the Scheme began is 91 percent.
  • 10,507 service providers have been approved to deliver supports to NDIS participants.

New survey data included in the report also shows the NDIS is supporting participants achieve their goals and increase their participation in the community.

More information, including the NDIA media release, can be found on the NDIS website.  

About Autism SA

Since 1964, Autism SA has been the recognised leader in 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).