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Community Advisory Team Services
The Community Advisory Team at Autism SA is the first port of call for people who want to find out more about what support is available in the community, the NDIS, or simply to learn more about autism.
Our team is here to support individuals on the spectrum and their families to achieve their goals.
Infoline and LiveChat
The Infoline is a free information line which provides 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. You can call us to learn more about:
- How to explore more about autism
- 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
Telephone: 1300 288 476 (1300 AUTISM)
You can also engage with LiveChat in the bottom right corner of this page
9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday
Are you seeking an autism diagnosis?
If you, your child, or someone you know is displaying some of the characteristics associated with autism, an autism assessment by the Autism SA Diagnostic Team can be conducted to help answer whether the individual is autistic or not.
Although you can be referred to Autism SA by a GP or an allied health professional, it is also possible to make a self-referral, i.e., to arrange an assessment yourself directly with Autism SA.
You can begin the process of making a self-referral by calling the Autism SA Infoline on 1300 288 47, and we will send or email you a referral form.
Do you already have an autism diagnosis?
If you, your child or someone in your care has received a new diagnosis for autism, the Autism SA Community Advisory Team is here to assist you in navigating the most relevant pathway.
Once you, your child or someone in your care has received a formal diagnosis of autism from the Diagnostic Team at Autism SA, you can be contacted by the Community Advisory Team.
You can also contact our team if you have received a diagnosis from another diagnostic assessment service provider and would now like to enquire about our supports, services and programs.
Do you need help with the NDIS?
Our Community Advisory Team provides support and guidance services for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families to apply for and use NDIS funding to access relevant and desired therapies, supports, programs and other services
As well as assisting and guiding autistic individuals and their families through the process of applying to become NDIS participants, once an NDIS Plan has been accepted and approved, we can provide advice and guidance on selecting relevant and desired therapies, supports, programs and other services.
Register with Autism SA
When you register with Autism SA, you may be eligible to receive access to a range of services. This includes:
- Free access to our online library, which provides a 24-hour online library and ebook browse & searching service
- Access to free workshops
- Access to our free school program, and
- Access to our school engagement officers.