Autism SA Recognition Awards

The Autism SA Recognition Awards is a community event which recognises outstanding contributions and achievement of the many individuals on the autism spectrum and those organisations, individuals, families and carers that support them. 

Categories that an individual or organisation can be nominated for include:

The Hilary Johnson Award


  • Excellence by an individual working in the field of autism spectrum (external to Autism SA)

  • Demonstrated professional excellence in their field

  • Outstanding contribution and commitment to their work and community

Partnership Award


  • An organisation (business, school, university etc) that has worked in partnership with Autism SA to deliver better outcomes for people on the autism spectrum

Appreciation Award


  • An individual or organisation that has made a significant contribution - either in the form of in-kind commitment or financial support - improving the lives of people on the autism spectrum

Special Inspiration Award


  • A parent or carer of a person who is on the autism spectrum who has made a significant contribution to the family, autism community or wider community

  • An inspirational role model for other parents or carers

  • A person who has made a contribution to increasing awareness or understanding of autism 

Individual Achievement Award


  • Aged 12 years old and under

  • Aged 13 years old and over

  • Young adult

  • Personal achievement by people on the autism spectrum – in any undertaking (community service, art, sport etc)

  • A person who is an inspiration to other people with autism

Excellence in Education Support Award


  • Any educational establishment in South Australia, from any sector, that has demonstrated a significant commitment to supporting people on the autism spectrum

  • Demonstrated excellence through innovative approaches and cooperation

If you require any assistance with your nomination or would like to receive a paper copy nomination form, please contact David Palmer, Administration Officer Organisational Support on (08) 8462 0652 or by email at

Details of person/organisation you are nominating

Nominee award category (please tick one only – a separate form is required if you are nominating the person or organisation in more than one category):


Please Note the Following:

Nominators will receive a confirmation email for all nominations made online. If you have made an online nomination and have not received a confirmation email, please contact David Palmer, Administration Officer Organisational Support on (08) 8462 0652 or

Nominations for the Autism SA Recognition Awards will close on Thursday 28 February 2019.  A date and venue for the Awards Ceremony will be announced soon.

If possible, please email any other specific materials in support of the nomination as applicable to

Judging Disclaimer:

The judges of the Autism SA Recognition Awards reserve the right to withhold awards in any category at their discretion.

The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Autism Association of South Australia T/A Autism SA accept no responsibility or liability for any thing which constitutes loss or damage as a result of making a nomination or being nominated for an award.