How Your Donation Makes a Difference
$10 may help to provide housekeeping supplies for one week to support the training of daily life skills for the clients.
$50 may help to provide materials for the meal preparation sessions for one week under the vocational skills training to the client.
$100 may help to provide fuel for 2 weeks for 40 clients to commute by the Day Activity Centre bus to access and utilise community areas and amenities.
$200 may help to provide weekly enrichment sessions (eg. music & movement, craft work, gym and fitness, swimming, etc) for 40 clients for two weeks.
About Campaignends 01 Apr 2021, 11:59 PM
Adam (25) has been attending Eden Centre For Adults regularly since the inception of the centre in 2015. As a child, he was diagnosed with Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder, and has been receiving special needs intervention since.
Although he is taken care of by his single mother (aged 69), she also has to look after her sister who was diagnosed with Intellectual Disability. As a result, Adam's mother had to stop working full-time due to their high caregiving needs. However, she still continues to source for ad-hoc part-time jobs whenever she could so as to make ends meet in their 3-room HDB flat.
The financial support they had previously received from their church was also reduced due to overwhelming requests for assistance, causing them to remain financially constrained during this especially tough time.
Despite that, Adam's mother continues to bring him to ECFA regularly as she values the programme. However, this means that there are high transport costs due to Adam's sensory issues that prevents them from taking public transport.
The Eden Care Fund would continue to be a significant financial support for families to continue receiving proper intervention care, especially when help for adults on the spectrum in Singapore is extremely limited.
About the Charity
The Autism Association (Singapore) or AA(S) is one of the Social Service Agencies in Singapore, dedicated to supporting and serving individuals with autism to maximise their potential, helping them lead meaningful and quality lives in society.
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.