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Our Campaign Storyends 31 Mar 2018, 11:59 PM
Help children with autism grow up to lead a meaningful lives, excel as individuals and fulfill their aspirations and dreams. Join the Singapore Day 2018 global charity drive held for the first time ever - to support our children with autism and help them achieve their aspirations in life. Given your support and the opportunity, the possibilities are endless for these kids!
In medical terms, autism is a brain-based developmental disorder that affects a person's ability to communicate, socialise with other people, and engage in developmentally appropriate behaviours. Although there are many theories, there has been no definitive conclusion on what causes autism. Autism is a life-long developmental disorder, and as yet there is no cure. Currently, there are an estimated 11,500 persons with autism under the age of 19 years, with addition of more than 200 newly diagnosed children with autism every year.
A child with autism can experience impairments in social skills, communication, and flexibility of thinking. For example, the child may feel anxious and have difficulties with social interaction. But with appropriate intervention and support, a child with autism can grow up to be a well-functioning adult and lead a meaningful and productive life.
Your donation will go a long way to help children with autism to lead productive and meaningful lives.
About The Charity
Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) or ARC is a not-for-profit charity based in Singapore. Registered in 2000, it was started by professional and parent volunteers dedicated to serving children and adults on the autism spectrum to help these individuals lead meaningful and independent lives in society.
To ensure individuals on the autism spectrum realise their maximum potential with the support of their caregivers and professional team, ARC provides a wide range of core services.
ARC started Pathlight School, the first autism-focused school in Singapore offering a unique blend of mainstream academics and life skills for primary and secondary students.
Other signature programmes include early intervention, training for professionals and caregivers, employability and employment services, enrichment programmes and library and information services.
ARC also operates two social enterprises, The Art Faculty and Professor Brawn, to create and provide more job opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum and adults with other disabilities.