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Autism Community

Autism SA’s vision is for each person on the autism spectrum to live the life they choose in an inclusive society. Alongside our range of supports and services, we drive a number of initiatives to support our vision. You can read more about these initiatives below.

Autism Friendly Dining

Katherine Taylor (AHA SA), Anna Hurley (Hurley Hotel Group), Owen Webb (AHA SA) and Kaitlin Withers (Autism SA) at the first Quiet Dinner at The Arkaba.


We’ve partnered with the Australian Hotels Association – SA Branch to help make South Australian venues more inclusive. Take a look at our Autism friendly dining directory to see what venues have come on board to hold inclusive dining experiences.

Autism friendly dining directory

Adelaide Fringe 2024

Autism SA is an Accessibility Partner for the Adelaide Fringe for a third year in a row!

As part of this, we welcome all artists and venues to participate in free online Autism Friendly training. Once this training is complete, there is also opportunity for venues or shows to be listed on the free Autism Friendly Charter Business Directory.

If you are a Fringe venue or artist, click the button below to get started with your free training.


Visit the Autism Friendly Charter website


Australian Autism Alliance

Autism SA is a member of the Australian Autism Alliance – a diverse national network of key autism organisations that works to influence and inform, educate and engage, connect and collaborate. You can learn more about this on the Alliance website.


Visit the Autism Alliance website

Free Resources

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The Spectrum

The Spectrum is a free online resource that helps to answer questions about autism, and explains many facts and common misconceptions around diagnosis, communication, emotions and more.

The resource is developed and maintained by Autism SA.

Autistics’ Guide to Adulthood

Autistics’ Guide to Adulthood is an online life-skills resource created specifically for autistic adults. The resource consists of ten life-skills modules, which you can access at your own pace in a secure, safe and fun online environment that allows you to choose your own adventure!

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Autism SA Library

Physical and digital resources, such as books and DVDs, can be borrowed through Autism SA.

Library items that are available through Autism SA can be searched online here. To loan or reserve items, please email us at, or call on 1300 288 476, between 9am-4pm Monday to Friday.

Community Education

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Autism Friendly Charter

The Autism Friendly Charter is a free online learning platform and inclusive business directory that was developed in partnership with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families to assist businesses, organisations and venues to build understanding, awareness, inclusivity and capacity of the autism spectrum.


Autism SA is committed to supporting research into autism that supports the growth of professional and community understanding. We provide opportunities for people on the autism spectrum and their families to participate in research and make their own contribution to the growing body of research in Australia.

Community Projects

Supporting inclusive spaces with City of Marion

Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playground

We are so pleased to announce an accessibility project with the City of Marion. Click the button to learn more about this project, and how you can use the communication and visual boards when visiting Hendrie Street Reserve.

Learn how to use the communication boards
Hendrie Street Reserve Playground

Support Groups

Autism SA maintains a register of support groups. These groups can be supportive, informative, and fun, giving you the opportunity for networking, find emotional support and a safe place to talk or listen. They can promote hope, empowerment, and strive to break down the barriers.

Please note these groups are not facilitated by Autism SA.

View the Support Group Register