Overview of Autism Association (Singapore)

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

AA(S) is an independent and expanding charity formed in Aug 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 (NCSS). It was also granted the Institutions of a Public Character (IPC) status, allowing the Association to issue tax-exempt receipts for public donations.

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.

To find out more about AA(S), please go to http://www.autismlinks.org.sg/

Overview of Eden School

Eden School, www.edenschool.edu.sg, started by AA(S), offers a quality education for students with autism who require more time in building foundational skills and/or are assessed to be more suitable for a vocational route. It now offers a unique blend of Functional Academics, Pre-Vocational and other important Life Skills.

Students with autism need to be taught basic life skills that are not learnt from a general academic curriculum. The teaching of self-help skills, leisure skills, and vocational skills requires ongoing, systematic instruction from educators who are skilled, committed, and patient. At Eden School, we understand the importance of our mission and strive to be the change we want to see.

Autism Association(Singapore)

Mission:

To provide a quality autism-friendly education leading to meaning, dignity and independence

Vision:

To become a vocational school of choice, maximizing the potential and quality of life of every student & staff