AUTISM ASSOCIATION Of SINGAPORE
- Autism Association began as an initiative by a group of parents in August 1992 through the Registry of Societies. It became a charity organization under the Charities Act, Singapore in January 1995 and was admitted as an affiliate of National Council of Social Service 2 years later. The Association aims to initiate, organize and support provision of varied services for people with autism in Singapore through the encompassment of education, vocational and life skills training and residential care in their services.
- Some objectives of the Association include identifying, promoting and encouraging treatment, education, welfare and acceptance of individuals with autism. It seeks to also stimulate public awareness, community involvement and support through better understanding of autism via public education. Under the Association, Eden Children’s Centre, Eden School and Eden Centre for Adults are programmes catered to individuals with autism between 2 – 55 years of age. The Eden Children’s Centre for example, formerly known as Autism Children’s Centre, introduces early intervention programmes for children as young as 2 years old who have been diagnosed to be on the Autism spectrum. Based on a Needs Assessment, an Individualized Education Programme (IEP) is developed for each child.
Eve Pek & Lush 99.5 are supporting Autism Association of Singapore. Click on the respective names to find out more.