Overview of Autism Association (Singapore)

Overview of Autism Association (Singapore)

The Autism Association (Singapore) is one of the Voluntary Welfare Organisations in Singapore, dedicated to supporting individuals with autism and helping them lead meaningful and quality lives in society.

 

Milestones

August 1992 Set up by a group of parents
January 1995 Registered as a charitable organisation under the Charities Act of Singapore
July 1997 Admitted as a member of National Council of Social Service (NCSS)
Granted the Institutions of a Public Charter (IPC) status, allowing AAS to issue tax -exempt receipts for public donations
May 1998 First Early Intervention Programme:
Autism Children’s Centre (Clementi)
March 1999 First Day Activity Centre:
Autism Youth Centre (moved to Hougang later)
January 2004 Second Early Intervention Programme:
Autism Children’s Centre (Simei)
September 2005 First Special School:
Singapore Autism School (moved to Bukit Batok later)
July 2008 Singapore Autism School renamed as Eden School
January 2011 Rebranding Project:
Autism Children’s Centre as Eden Children’s Centre
Autism Youth Centre as Eden Centre for Adults
June 2015 Second Day Activity Centre:
Eden Centre for Adults (Clementi)
October 2015 First Social and Leisure Programme:
Eden Activity Club

 

Mission Statement

To initiate, organise and support provision of a broad spectrum at services for people with autism in Singapore. Such services to encompass education, vocational and life skills training and residential care.

Objectives

  • To identify, promote and encourage the treatment, education, welfare and acceptance of persons with autism. Also to watch over, protect and act in the interests of persons with autism and autistic-like features.
  • To stimulate public awareness and understanding of autism, and to promote community involvement and support for persons with autism and their families.
  • To familiarize and advise the community of the special skills, services as well as understanding necessary for the care and management of persons with autism so as to assist such persons to develop their full potential.
  • To encourage, promote and facilitate research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of autism and associated conditions.
  • To do such other things as are conducive or incidental to the attainment of the above objects or any of them, the Association may:
    • provide assistance and advice for families of persons with autism.
    • provide and maintain suitable premises and equipment for the purposes of the Association. To encourage and promote establishment and improvement of day care and residential centres and other facilities for the training, development and support of people with autism.
    • provide publications, courses and other facilities for imparting of knowledge and exchange of ideas in respect of autism.
    • liaise with government departments and other organizations, agencies, professionals and other persons within the country and outside, interested in having expert knowledge in the welfare of persons with autism.
    • safe-keep the income and property of the Association whenever derived, for sole application towards the promotion of the objects of the Association and ensure that no portion thereof shall be transferred directly or indirectly by way of profit to members.

     

Our Core Values

  • Character
  • Competence
  • Compassion
  • Conviction
  • Contribution
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