Our Mission and Vision

Autism Eastern Cape  aims to give information and support to families living with autism. It is a registered non-profit organisation run by unpaid volunteers and has an NPO number: 053-329.

COMMITTEE

Autism Eastern Cape is run by an unpaid volunteer committee elected each year at the AGM in March. The 2016 committee is:

Chair Joan Jorritsma and co-vice-chairs Natalie Wilmot and Gillian McAinsh

Committee members: Lottie de Vries, Chantel Snyman, Lukaya Nangu, Tine Joubert, Dr Maggie Williams, Wanita McGrath, Claudette Louw, Rudy Harmse, Nolene Thompson, Claudia Kirchner, Alexis McFarland

Joan Jorritsma
Joan Jorritsma
Chairlady and Educational Director
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Natalie Wilmot
Natalie Wilmot
Vice-chair: Fundraising
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Gillian McAinsh
Gillian McAinsh
Vice-chair: publicity and outreach
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Leana Draper, Nolene Thompson and Joyce Timse
Leana Draper, Nolene Thompson and Joyce Timse
Autism Eastern Cape Early Intervention Centre staff
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Teresa Matthews
Teresa Matthews
Office administrator
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The goal for my son with autism was that he be as functional, happy, productive and independent as possible. That’s not a ‘cure’, that’s a life plan

Ellen Notbohm

Parenting a special needs child does not take a special family – but it does make it special

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