About The Beneficiary



St. Andrew’s Autism Centre

Autism lasts a lifetime. At St. Andrew’s Autism Centre (SAAC), we believe that no one should take that journey alone.

An integrated centre for the education, training and care of persons with autism and their families, SAAC presently operates a special school for children and youths with moderate to severe autism aged seven to 18 years old, and a Day Activity Centre (DAC) for the adults, aged 19 years and beyond.

Both school students and DAC clients who tend towards moderate to severe autism, benefit from individualised education/service plans and a multi-disciplinary approach from professional support services such as specialist therapies, psychological services and case management.

The school works closely with the DAC, operated by St. Andrew’s Adult Autism Services (SAAAS) to align programmes and practices to enable suitable youths to transit to post-school pathways.

At the DAC, adults with autism are introduced to a wider range of vocational and life skills, aimed at encouraging independence, nurturing potential and maximising the quality of life.

In 2015, SAAC was appointed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development to co-develop and operate Singapore’s first autism home which is slated to be ready in 2018.

SAAC is non-profit and seeks to enable people with autism to lead dignified and meaningful lives, enriching lives.

SAAC is a service of St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital.