About KAA

The Kuching Autistic Association (KAA) was formed by a group of parents of autistic children and professionals on 18 January, 1998 and was registered as a non-government organization (NGO) on 6 May, 1998. The Association runs an Educational and Pre-vocational Training Centre in its own premises at Lorong 15, Jalan Desa Wira, Kuching, Malaysia as shown in the following picture.

Vision

To enable people with autism to achieve their full potential in living useful, independent and economically productive lives.

Mission

  • To provide educational and training opportunities for children and young persons with autism, through appropriate intervention programmes.
  • To equip care-givers and parents of people with autism with coping skills and training skills through seminars and support groups.
  • To develop public awareness of autism and promote community involvement and support for people with autism and their families.

Objectives

  • To promote the identification, treatment, education and rehabilitation of people with autism so as to enable them to achieve their full potential.
  • To provide early intervention programmes for children with autism, with emphasis on developing  social, communication and living skills.
  • To prepare pre-school children with autism towards integration into the school system.
  • To provide pre-vocational training for teenagers with autism, with emphasis on developing their potential towards employment opportunities.
  • To set up vocational training opportunities for young persons with autism.
  • To conduct training programmes for care-givers, parents and educators  of people with autism.
  • To provide assistance and advice to families of people with autism.
  • To enhance care-givers’ and parents’ coping skills through mutual support groups.
  • To promote knowledge and sympathetic understanding of the problems and behaviour of people with autism.
  • To familiarize and advise the community of the special skills, services and understanding necessary for the care and management of people with autism.
  • To act in the interests of people with autism.

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