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!

How you can help
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Facebook growing for Autism Eastern Cape

Autism Eastern Cape's Facebook page - another avenue to get in touch with us - pushed through the 1,000 friends mark in December. This means that we are able to reach more people through posts

ASA team visits Port Elizabeth

Autism South Africa (ASA) representatives Vicky Lamb and Antoinette Bruce-Alexander were in Port Elizabeth this week and met Autism Eastern Cape chair Joan Jorritsma and committee members Gillian McAinsh and Chantel Snyman for a chat

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