About Campaign

ends 12 Apr 2020, 11:59 PM
According to data from KKH and National University Hospital, from 2010 to 2014, there was a 76 percent increase in the number of children diagnosed with developmental delays, learning difficulties and autism spectrum disorders in Singapore.

While the figure may initially seem alarming, specialists cite better awareness among parents and preschool teachers, leading to early referrals for diagnosis.

Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the world. Despite this high prevalence, research shows that many parents of young children have very little knowledge about the signs of autism and are not seeking help early enough.

As there is currently no cure for autism, early detection and intervention can result in critical improvements across the lifespan.

Special education schools like Metta School are for children aged seven to twenty-one with mild intellectual disability and/or mild to moderate autism spectrum disorder. It provides a holistic education that encompasses life skills, vocational skills, academics and the arts to children with special needs.

In conjunction with Autism Awareness Day 2020, support special education and early intervention to children like Selena when you donate.

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About the Charity

Founded in 1992 by Venerable Chao Khun Fa Zhao, Metta Welfare Association was registered as a charity in 1994. Endorsed by the MSF, MOH and MOE, we are a member of the National Council of Social Service, Singapore Hospice Council and Singapore Disability Sports Council.

Metta Welfare Association aims to provide the following services to the community:

1) To provide accessible and affordable medical care to the less fortunate - home hospice care for the terminally ill and day rehabilitative services for elderly and stroke patients.

2) To provide disability care, respite care, residential care, and training for the intellectually disabled.

3) To provide special education and training for children with mild intellectual disability and/or autism.

4) To provide community care services for the elderly, students and children.

5) To develop and provide forms of medical care and welfare services as required by the community.

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Disability
Families
Social Service
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