National Executive Committee

The affairs of ASA are managed by the National Executive Committee (NEC) that will hold a meeting at least three (3) times per annum.

The NEC shall be made up of:

  • not less than six (6) ASA members elected at an AGM and
  • the National Director of ASA (ex officio voting member)

The members elected at the Annual General Meetings shall hold office for two (2) years and shall be eligible for re-election.

Adv Robin Pearse

Advocate and father of son with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Prof Petrus De Vries

Sue Struengmann Professor of child and adolescent psychiatry and director of the Adolescent Health Research Unit at University of Cape Town.

Dr. David J. Griessel

Specialist Pediatrician

Dr M Mabeba

Child psychiatrist with special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Melt Olckers

Autism Self-Advocate

Neliswa Khumalo

Specialist Educator who has worked both nationally and internationally with children on the autism spectrum

Desirae Pillay

Mother of daughter with Autism Spectrum Disorder and AAC specialist

Shani Lits

Centre Manager – Ernie Els Centre for Autism

Dr Tumelo Leeuw

Paediatrician and Acting Head of Department: Mafikeng Provincial Hospital

Sandra Usswald

National Director – Autism South Africa