SAAC Appointed to Co-Develop and Operate Residential Facility for Adults with Autism

Singapore, 3 October 2015 — His Excellency, Dr Tony Tan, President of Singapore, announced last night that the Ministry of Family and Social Development (MSF) has appointed St. Andrew's Autism Centre (SAAC) to co-develop and operate a residential home for adults with autism.

Speaking at a charity dinner for Singapore Anglican Community Services and St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital, he said that he was “heartened that St. Andrew’s Autism Centre is taking this next big step forward to continue to walk and work alongside families of persons with autism, and be a bridge for education, training, intervention and advocacy.”

SAAC is currently working with MSF to design and build the facility, which will have the capacity to house up to 200 residents, and include a co-located Day Activity Centre (DAC). The facility, which will be the first of its kind in Singapore, is targetted to be completed in 2018.

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