The focus of AIMS Global is to train therapists, parents and teachers in accredited AIMS courses by offering support services for children, adolescents and adults. These highly trained therapists are then carefully selected and placed with families to support individuals in everyday life. AIMS Global has several accredited training programs that potential therapists must undergo before being placed with families. The AIMS philosophy strives to understand, accept and optimize autistic features. AIMS therapists support autistic individuals as well as the entire family.


“AIMS Global has helped not only my son, but also my entire family”.

“My child is happy! That was the biggest accomplishment for us through the AIMS approach!”

“Through all our years of going through different therapies, we have at last found one that is not a therapy, but more a way of life, that suited our family perfectly!”


AIMS (Awareness, Interests, Movement, Sensory):

Directors, Karla Pretorius and Nanette Botha, have developed a support
system according to the needs of individuals with specific learning patterns.
Karla and Nanette have done extensive research with adults on the autism
spectrum and related disorders to establish a program that is appropriate,
accepting and stimulating to enhance learning opportunities.

AIMS is an awareness and interest based approach that works with autistic
individuals and related disorders. The focus of AIMS is on teaching concepts,
rather than individual skills. AIMS is a holistic approach that addresses all
areas of an individual’s development.

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AIMS Global matches the best suited AIMS therapist with your child according to the family’s needs. Don’t hesitate to start the process of placing a therapist for your family who can support your child’s every need. We can’t wait to meet you all!

1 Initial Skype meeting (free)

Let’s discuss how we can support you and your family.

2 Initial assessment and program setup

This can be done via Skype or as an in-house assessment and includes setting up an individual program to work on specific concepts.

3 Matching a therapist

We match our most appropriate therapist to the family and child’s specific needs. This includes taking into consideration the interests and needs of the child and looking at the therapist’s previous experience, personality and strengths. The parents are part of this process!


The Director(s) of AIMS Global and/or AIMS Supervisor manages and supervises each child’s program. The constant supervision ensures updates to the program and ultimately continuous progress of each child. Regular Skype update sessions are held between the therapist and at least one of the AIMS Global Directors and/or Supervisor.

5 Training:

AIMS Global offers training in AIMS for family members, friends, nannies, teachers and other professionals. The training of the holistic approach ensures consistency for the child in all environments.


Meet our passionate team of professionals that work all over the world! We are excited for you to get to know this group of visionaries in the field of optimizing autism!

Kristin’s passion and love for children started from an early age. Throughout her university years Kristin volunteered and worked in underprivileged […]

Kristin Bartlett

Kara completed her Honors Degree in English at Wits (including sign language), and got involved in education soon after graduation. She […]

Kara Fetting

Autism Therapists

Nanette has always had a passion for seeing children learn and grow. She started working with autistic children since she graduated […]

Nanette Botha

AIMS Global Owners

Karla started working in the field of autism in 2002 and cannot see herself doing anything else. She is currently working […]

Karla Pretorius