Meet our two directors. Karla and Nanette have AIMS therapists that they work with all over the world. Get in touch with us today to meet some of our therapists that might be a perfect fit for your family!

Karla Pretorius

Director / Co-developer

Karla is one of the two directors of AIMS Global and co-developer of AIMS support system. She started working in the field of autism in 2002 and has played an instrumental role on an international level in advocating for autism awareness, acceptance and understanding.

Karla is a researcher in the field of autism and is currently completing more studies to develop and expand support systems for individuals on the autism spectrum. She received a double Honours degree in the US and South Africa as well as completed her Masters degree in Psychology through the University of Stellenbosch as a Research Psychologist.

Karla, together with her colleague, Nanette have presented in many countries, such as Denmark, South Africa, Indonesia and Singapore. They have collaborated with autism advocates and adults on the spectrum by providing a holistic support system that evolves as our understanding of autism evolves.

She is a major role player in the autism revolution. Karla currently resides in Bali, Indonesia, but travels all over the world to work with clients. Her passion for autism drives her to continue learning from her amazing clients, their parents, adults on the spectrum and professionals in the field.

She is well known and loved in the autism community as her passion for her work is evident in her determination of working with people in the field to better equip individuals on the spectrum in every way.

Nanette Botha

Director / Co-developer

Nanette is one of the two directors of AIMS Global as well as the co-developer of AIMS support system. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and graduated with Cum Laude. Nanette has always had a passion for seeing children learn and grow. She started working with children diagnosed with autism in 2004.

Together with her colleague, Karla, she developed the AIMS Support System and plays an integral part in supporting families through AIMS Global. Nanette loves seeing clients grow into happy, enthusiastic individuals with a zest for life. She has presented all over the world and is a well-known and respected professional in the field of autism.

Nanette is extremely creative in her approach with children and will make it her quest to teach children concepts through their interests. Her clients, the parents the works with her and all her colleagues, love her as she radiates positivity and a solution to any potential challenge.