Greater Adelaide schools and Outreach (country) schools are regioned as per the SA Government Regions and are eligible for visits throughout the school year. Most regions will be eligible for one visit per term which could consist of one of the following staff- ASD Consultant and/or ASD Facilitator. All schools are welcome to consult relevant staff at any time by email, telephone or video conferencing.
Eligibility for services:
To access Autism SA (no fee) services individuals must be a registered client of Autism SA and verified as a student with a disability by the appropriate schooling sector.
To register as a client, the individual must have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder from the Autism SA’s diagnostic team or another recognised multi-disciplinary agency or group of professionals. The Autism SA diagnostic team must sight copies of the diagnostic reports from the other professionals. To register the individual or parent/ legal guardian must sign consent for services form at Autism SA.
Autism SA can also provide a Tailored Package of support. Please contact the Training & Consultancy Coordinator on 0401 784 404 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
Access to Services:
The service can be accessed by contacting the ASD Consultant below for your region.
Although individuals may meet eligibility for services, a waiting period for these services may apply.
Specialised Support Services can provide services to any Department of Education (DECD), Catholic (CEO) or Independent (AISSA) school within the metropolitan regional boundaries prescribed by the Ministerial Advisory Committee: Students with Disabilities.
Please see below for the ASD Consultant for your region:
Mt Gambier - Lexie Dryden
Surrounding Limestone Coast – Jan Prentice
Eyre Peninsula & Western – Louise Williams
Whyalla – Jan Prentice
Far North (including Pt Augusta) – Sara Wright
Kangaroo Island - Erica Handley
Yorke Peninsula- Erica Handley
Mid North (Pt Pirie) – Sarah Durrant
Murray – Erica Handley
Mallee (Riverland) – Sarah Durrant
Adelaide Hills* - Sarah Durrant
Fleurieu* - Louise Williams
Barossa and Clare* - Lexie Dryden
Gawler, Balaklava and surrounding areas* - Jan Prentice/Sara Wright
* denotes Greater Adelaide