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
Centre in its own premises at
VisionTo enable people with autism to achieve their full potential in living useful, independent and economically productive lives.
- 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.
- 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.