How you can help

We are working together to change the lives of people with autism for the better through our community. To enable this to happen there are people and teams across Nelson Mandela Bay pushing this common vision. All this requires time, investment and application of the resources we have.

If you have time to spend as a volunteer at one of our fundraising events, skills and resources that may be of service, or would like to donate money,  please get in touch. Autism Eastern Cape is a registered NPO and NGO and as such our books are audited annually and are open to public scrutiny.

For more information on where your money will go, or to find out more about what our needs are, contact AEC on info@autimsec.co.za


There is always a need for volunteers – our committee is purely made up of volunteers! In fact, the only paid staff are our part-time office worker and the teachers at the pre-school.

There is a particular need for volunteers to help with fundraising projects such as:

  1. World Autism Day on April 2, with April consisting of several awareness raising events
  2. Casual Day, which is the first Friday in September
  3. Autism Eastern Cape’s street tin collection day, this year on Saturday November 26;
  4. Other ad hoc events throughout the year.

However, if you would like to be more personally involved in the lives of those with autism then there are opportunities to assist with our young adult programmes, as a “social buddy”.

Our wishlist

Autism Eastern Cape says THANK YOU to our donors for enabling us to tick so many items off our 2015 wishlist.

  1. SHADE: The pre-school at 254 Main Road, Walmer, now has a beautiful shaded structure over the sandpit so the children can play outside even on really hot days. Thank you sponsors, in particular Harcourts.
  2. UPGRADE OF PLAYGROUND: Chad’s Place, a jungle-gym and playground erected in memory of the late Chad Wilmot, has been repaired, upgraded and expanded. Thank you to all the people who helped to make this possible: Thank you to our golf day players and sponsors, and Daron Forlee of Sherwood Kwikspar in particular.


A school is on-going work and the teachers at the Early Intervention Centre have put together a new 2016 “wish list” for the school.

The centre needs more lockers for schoolbags

CLASSROOMS: Fantasy and educational toys.

  1. 5-10  large scooter bikes;
  2. Large wooden toy box to store outdoor equipment and toys;
  3. An old boat or bus (like the playground at Holmeleigh Farmyard);
  4. Gate at the top of the steps to the entrance.
  5. Mesh at the bottom of the Xpanda gate.

OFFICE EQUIPMENT: Copier and a printer, CD player, desks and chairs.


Make a financial contribution

Thank you for your support! If you would like to assist Autism Eastern Cape in its outreach to the autistic community in this region, please consider making a financial donation.

Please consider making a financial contribution to our work, either as part of your firm’s CSI or as an individual. You may click to donate money via PayFast, or contact our office for banking details.

Using the PayFast system shown below, press on the button which reflects the amount of money you would like to donate. Please let us know if you require a Section 18 (a) letter.

Thank you!

Thank you for your support! If you would like to donate an amount different to that shown above, or make an alternative financial arrangement, please contact our office via e-mail: info@autismec.co.za

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives

John F Kennedy
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