29 Mar '11, 2pm

One-stop centre for autism opens: FAMILIES caring for an autistic adult now have somewhere they can turn to for

One-stop centre for autism opens: FAMILIES caring for an autistic adult now have somewhere they can turn to for

President S.R Nathan (right) greets a man suffering from autism, who had just made a cup of Milo for him. The president was guest-of-honour at the opening of the St. Andrew's Autism Centre (SAAC), a community service of the St. Andrew's Mission Hospital (SAMH). It is a one-stop centre for autism care for children, youths and adults with autism, aged 7 to 55 years old. -- ST PHOTO: TED CHEN FAMILIES caring for an autistic adult now have somewhere they can turn to for support. St Andrew's Autism Centre (SAAC) officially opened on Tuesday after a two-year delay. Over-18s can receive therapy, education and pre-employment training at the $23.7 million day-care centre at Elliot Road in the east. People with autism tend to dislike confined spaces, so the centre's 2.2ha of land will give them plenty of room to roam around. It will incorporate research and professional training fac...

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