Our Mission

Autism Eastern Cape  aims to give information and support to families living with autism. It is a registered non-profit organisation and has an NPO number.

We aim to assist with the education, training and welfare of people with autism spectrum disorders.


Understanding Autism

Autism is not uncommon: it is estimated that nearly 1 in 68 children born today may be diagnosed with ASD (statistic from CDC, Atlanta, 2014). Autism is around 4 times more likely to be diagnosed in boys than girls.

More about autism

You Can Help 

You can make a difference to the life of someone with autism. If you have a little time to share or you are able to assist financially – let us know how we can work together to be part of the solution. Thank you!

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Beach outing on June 8

Help us clean-up Pollok Beach Autism Eastern Cape is doing something different for our June youth activity and will be helping to the Wildlife Society (Wessa), Sanccob and the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) with its

New education project in PE

Autism Eastern Cape attended the launch of Nelson Mandela University's Prof Nokhanyo Mdzanga’s Community of Practice for autism education at Pumeza Bono Inc in Central, Port Elizabeth on Saturday 4 May. Nqabisa Grootboom was keen

Motherwell clinic outreach

Gillian McAinsh, Deidre Karfor, Noksy Sandlana, Amy Diergaardt and Nqabisa Grootboom at Motherwell clinic Autism Eastern Cape visited PE's Motherwell health clinic this week for an autism parent outreach where we met a few of

“It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential,” – Hans Asperger