Support for young children with autism spectrum disorders is provided by Autism SA.
Information and support to families and carers of children aged zero to six is provided by autism advisors. Your child may also be eligible for therapy and treatment and autism advisors will help connect you to government-approved services.
The Early Intervention Service provides support for children up to six years, including:
- transition support
- individual therapy programs.
For more information or to register contact Autism SA: phone 8379 6976 or the Info Line: 1300 AUTISM (1300 288 476).
Support in country SA
Autism SA provides some support in country South Australia. For information about support available in the country see the country services page on this site.
Some private practitioners offer therapy and support to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. These practitioners charge fees. For a list of practitioners, phone the Autism SA Info Line on 1300 288 476.
Fees and Medicare rebates
If you have an autism advisor, you may get some assistance to pay the fees. Some Medicare rebates are also available. For more information phone the Autism SA Info Line on 1300 288 476 or Medicare on 132 011.
Support for parents
Support for parents with young children with autism spectrum disorders is provided by the Flinders University. Information about the Early Intervention Research Program can be found on the Flinders University website.
Other support networks
Children's Centres for Early Childhood Development and Parenting. These centres offer many services for young children and families, such as family support and therapy services.
There’s No Such Thing as a Silly Question - free practical guide for South Australian families living with a child with chronic illness, disability, mental illness or a life-threatening condition.
Kids Help Line - phone 1800 551 800 for free, confidential and anonymous phone and online counselling for young people aged between five and 25.
On this site
Autism spectrum disorders - includes diagnosis and referral to support services
Service and information directories
Library and information service
Helping Children with Autism package - FaHCSIA
Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Child and Youth Health