About Campaign

ends 31 Dec 2020, 11:59 PM
Just as it takes a village to raise a child, how much more for children on the autism spectrum. Likewise, it would take a community to continue to walk alongside parents and caregivers as adults.

At St. Andrew's Autism Centre, we hope to do more than train and support our adult clients at the two Day Activity Centres (DACs) that we run. We hope to relate and shape them into dignified, responsible and meaningfully-engaged adults.

Take 30-year-old Jonathan for example, before he joined our DAC about 10 years ago, his family could hardly bring him along to public spaces due to his challenging behaviours. Now, he is able to wait patiently while his family shops, express his choices and make decisions. A stark contrast to the past.

Also, consider 34-year-old Lim who has been with us since he was 21. Initially extremely rigid, easily anxious and would physically act up over changes to his routine, Lim is now able to even work briefly in a petrol kiosk, checking the expiration of goods.

Your gift to our DACs will enable us to continually create and provide quality training programmes, and opportunities that:
1. Teach pertinent skills in social-emotional, communication, daily living and vocational
2. Train and hone work skills and work behaviour to boost employability
3. Stretch clients' potential through sports and expressive arts programmes
4. Encourage active participation through social community engagements
5. Cultivate the spirit of giving back to society

About the Charity

Out of passion to care for the physical, emotional and social well-being of the community, the St. Andrew's Medical Mission was founded in 1913 by Dr. Charlotte Ferguson-Davie, the wife of the first Anglican Bishop of Singapore who was also a medical doctor herself. Seeing the plight of the local women and children of that time and the lack of medical services for them, Dr. Ferguson-Davie set up a dispensary along Bencoolen Street for the destitute women and children. The Medical Mission continued to meet the locals' needs and thus led to the opening of more dispensaries and eventually, St. Andrew's Mission Hospital in 1923 and St. Andrew's Orthopaedic Hospital in 1939.

Working closely with the Government, SAMH constantly developed its services to meet the relevant needs of our local community at all times. Today, SAMH has under its operation: St. Andrew's Autism Centre, St. Andrew's Community Hospital, St. Andrew's Nursing Home and St. Andrew's Senior Care.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Education
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