Autism South Africa
Autism South Africa was founded in 1989 by concerned parents and professionals as a lobbying and networking organisation. It is now a national body for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders in South Africa with full-time offices being established in 1997. Autism South Africa (A;SA) aspires to acheive a society in which all people on the autism spectrum enjoy all rights and opportunities to meet their needs and fulfil their potentials, throughout their lives, as equal members of their families and communities.
A;SA's activities include:
- Advocacy and Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Skill development programmes for adults with ASD
- Empowerment of families raising children with ASD
- Training of professionals and non-specialists who work with persons with ASD