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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.
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 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday.
Telephone: 1300 288 476 (1300 AUTISM)
You can also engage with LiveChat in the bottom right corner of this page.
You can get in touch to find out more about:
- How to explore more about autism
- How to find your pathway
- How to get an autism diagnosis and support
- How to get support if you already have a diagnosis
- How to get an assessment or plan
- How to access supports and services
- How to access various state government supports and systems such as education, social services
- How to access groups and programs
- How to use your NDIS Plan
- How to find training relevant to you
- How to find autism friendly businesses and environments
- How to become autism friendly
The Spectrum: answering community questions about autism
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.Visit The Spectrum website
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.Visit the Autism Friendly Charter website
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 email@example.com, or call on 1300 288 476, between 9am-4pm Monday to Friday.
How to collect your library items
Library items can be collected from Autism SA at 6-8 MAB Circuit, Tonsley SA. Alternatively, Autism SA is part of the DECD courier system and items can be delivered and returned via the “green bag” service at participating public kindergartens and schools. Please ensure items are packaged and clearly marked to “Autism SA”. Items can also be returned to Autism SA via Australia Post (at borrower’s expense) when mailed to: Autism SA, PO Box 556 Melrose Park SA 5039.
Before accessing Autism SA’s Online Library service, please ensure that you understand and agree to abide by the Borrower Terms & Conditions.
The Autism SA Online Library is accessible at any time, and items are available for loan to individuals and families registered with Autism SA at no cost. Other members of the community may also use service by becoming Associate Members of Autism SA. For more information on membership, please click here.
There are instructions available for using the Ebook service here.Browse and loan Ebooks
Free 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.
Autism SA workshops take place at a variety of locations across metropolitan Adelaide, including our Tonsley and Elizabeth offices, some of which provide creche facilities.View upcoming Early Days workshops
Our Commitment to 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.View research opportunities
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
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.