Autism Connect

Autism Connect is a Specialised Early Learning Centre for learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder. A.S.D is a neurological disorder whereby learners face challenges such as communicative delay, social interaction as well as sensory processing. We are based in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town, South Africa.

Why Autism Connect?

We Teach

Autism Connect, through its connections with various role players, aims to give children with ASD the deserved chance to be the best they can be. Our interventions will be child specific, focusing on early learning development. Our focus will be on developing the child to that school readiness state. We will form partnerships with mainstream and autistic schools as part of the feedback loop.

We Support

As with all things in life, this too began with just a seed placed in the ground, watered by contributors and today this budding flower is in full bloom. So we set out to create website that would keep you in touch with the latest developments within the Autism fraternity as well as to inspire, aspire and motivate you to enhance the quality of life for your child and your family!

We Guide

Workshops for the entire family will be facilitated to help parents, sibling’s family and friends help us develop the whole child. Any query, question or just some help related to Autism – feel free to contact us. We have parent support groups that meet on a regular basis, and are open to all parents. Through our website and social media platforms we will keep you enlightened about developments within spectrum.

My story

When my son, Tyler, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) back in 2007 at the tender age of 2years old, we were naturally devastated by the news, yet we trusted that the good Lord would guide us on this journey into the most daunting adventure!

Our experience was made a bit more challenging when it was discovered that Tyler’s condition needed much more high and intense intervention. This needed private intervention to enable acceptance into established special care institutions and state run, autistic schools. Travelling and private tuition costs soon mounted with seemingly little improvement in his development. This was draining and disheartening – having lived in the communities all my life, having been subjected to impoverished conditions and its effects on people living on the Cape Flats. My thoughts went with the reality of my situation and its potential effects on the families with similar or more severe challenges. Fuelled by the desire to actively make a difference in my own child’s life and those in the surrounding community, that birthed the existence of Autism Connect.

Thank you, Nicky