KAA Centre was set up in February 1999. In 2014, the Centre moved to its present buildings, that cater for children and adults with autism. The Centre has four programmes namely:
Smart schools are set up for bright students. The educational needs of children with special needs, which are equally important, are often neglected by society. It is the right of every child to get equal opportunities to have access to basic education.
Many types of special education schools have been set up and designed specially to meet their respective special needs. These schools require different types of teaching approaches or care that can help the individuals within and outside the regular classrooms. KAA Educational Centre was set up specifically to meet the needs of individuals with autism.
Many of the youths and adults with autism are incapable to find work in the job market. A Sheltered Workshop called “The Sunshine Hub” was set up by KAA in 2021, to enable them to be gainfully employed doing simple tasks and jobs. The programme at The Sunshine Hub includes art and craft activities. Selling their merchandise items to the public gives them a means of income. Their time is spent productively, thus empowering them to contribute to society too.
KAA would like to appeal to the government, corporate bodies, service clubs and the public to provide the much-needed financial assistance to enable KAA to build a better future for individuals with autism in our country. Together we will make a difference in their lives.
Over the years, we have helped many children with autism. Here are some of their stories.
Yohan (bukan nama sebenar), umur 6 tahun mula masuk ke KAA pada Julai 2018. Yohan telah didiagnos doktor ADHD & Sensory Disorder. Semasa mula pergi ke KAA, Yohan memang menangis tidak mahu ditinggalkan sehingga saya terpaksa menunggu di ruang menunggu sehingga tamat kelas selama seminggu. Dia tidak suka bergaul dengan kawan-kawan mahupun kakak & adik nya di rumah.
Diagnosed at three years old, hyperactive Fattah Abshar Addin was unable to stay still for more than 2 minutes. Moreover, he always displayed unruly behavior like throwing things, screaming, and running all over the house. As he had delayed speech, he would point if he wanted anything. It was hard for us to understand him.
Meet Lucas Kon Neng Zhi, a nine-year old boy, who joined KAA Educational Centre at the age of 5. By the time Lucas left the Centre at 7 , he has made tremendous progress in various areas, for example, he is able to request using few word sentences, label pictures, follow simple instructions, tolerate loud noises and follow group instructions.
The Kuching Autistic Association Annual Charity Sales and Food Fair was held on 21 July 2019 at the Association of Churches Building at Jalan Stampin, Kuching. This event was officiated by YB Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, Minister for Local Government and Housing, Sarawak. This is KAA’s biggest Fund Raising activity, generating an estimated revenue […]
KUCHING: The 4th Kuching Run for Autism organized by Kuching Autistic Association (KAA) on Sunday 28 April 2019, saw a record number of participants, with 3,300 taking part in 3 KM and 7 KM Runs. The Run start and finish were at Majlis Bandaraya Kuching Selatan (MBKS) Building Compound. The event started with a 15 […]