The Autism Association (Singapore) or AA(S) is one of the Voluntary Welfare Organisations in Singapore, dedicated to supporting individuals with autism and helping them lead meaningful and quality lives.
The Association is an independent charity that was formed in August 1992 by a group of parents. In January 1995, it was registered as a charitable organisation under the Charities Act, Singapore.
In July 1997, AA(S) was admitted as a member of
the National Council of Social Service. It was also granted the Institutions of
a Public Character status, allowing the Association to issue tax-exempt
receipts for public donations.
The mission of the Association is 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.
The core programmes and services are delivered via the following avenues:
1. Early Intervention Programmes for children (aged 2 to 6 years old) - Eden Children’s Centre at Clementi and Simei
2. Special School for youths (aged 7 to 18 years old) - Eden School at Bukit Batok
3. Day Activity Centre for adults (aged 18 to 55 years old) - Eden Centre for Adults at Hougang and Clementi
4. Social and Leisure Programmes for adults - Eden Activity Club