St. Andrew's Adult Autism Services
St. Andrew’s Adult Autism Services (SAAAS) provides life-long educational and daily living skills programmes and services aimed at preparing adults with autism to lead independent, dignified and meaningful lives in our community.
SAAAS runs the Day Activity Centre (DAC) programmes for youths and adults, aged 19 and beyond, with moderate to severe autism.
DAC provides training and support in the development of daily living skills, recreational skills, vocational and community living skills. We believe that adults with autism can find meaningful engagement, hope and to some extent work, when they are supported and equipped with these skills. With greater independence and adaptability, we hope that our adult clients are more able to navigate safely in the community and enjoy a better quality of life.
At the DAC, our clients are exposed to functional literacy and mathematics through adult-tailored activities. They are introduced to a wider range of life skills, which incorporate home and community living skills. The expressive potential of each person is nurtured through a programme of art, music, and dance.
Daily, the adults are engaged in physical exercise, which provides for sensory modulation and serves to improve health and fitness as well as tone their muscles and extend their vocabulary of movement skills, which may be severely restricted.
Our programme includes:
— Vocational skills training
— Community integration
— Independent living and personal care skills
— Hydrotherapy and physical wellness
— Co-curricular activities
If you would like to find out more about the DAC programme before applying for admission, you may register for one of three open houses that will be held each year. Visit this page on our website for the open house schedule for 2018 and to register.