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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.

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.

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Hendrie Street Reserve Playground

Advocacy

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.

In the leadup to the 2022 Federal Election, The Australian Autism Alliance is calling on all major parties to make 4 main commitments with the outcome of “Shifting the Dial on Autism” to improve the lives and lifelong outcomes for ALL autistic Australians and their families. Autism SA is proud to be a member of the Alliance. Please visit the website here to learn more about what we are to “Shift the Dial on Autism”.

 

Visit the Autism Alliance website

 

Read the media release

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.

Autism SA Infoline

The Infoline is a free information line which provides expert non-clinical information on a range of topics surrounding autism – ranging from diagnosis to appropriate supports and pathways. The Infoline is open from 9am-4 pm Monday to Friday.

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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 our Pathways Consultants at mypathways@autismsa.org.au, 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.

Early Days Workshops

Early Days is a series of free workshops for parents, grandparents, families and carers of early years children aged between 0 and 6 years.

Our workshops are designed to promote the development of young children who are on the autism spectrum or who are undertaking the diagnostic assessment process.

Research

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.

Support Groups

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

View the Support Group Register