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.
KAA plans to provide more training opportunities for teenagers and adults with autism, through the expansion of our current pre-vocational training and Sunshine Hub Sheltered Workshop activities. To this end, KAA plans to construct a new three-storey building within the current premises. This new building will house a Sheltered Workshop, an Autism Art Gallery, a café, a shop, a self-service launderette, teaching rooms, a conference room, an open activity spaces for the autism community.
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.
3 – 6 Nov 2022
Venue: The Spring Shopping Mall, Kuching.
Kuching Autistic Association (KAA) held an exhibition of the amazing artworks, artwork merchandise, baskets and beadwork done by our talented students. This was our third and largest Autism Art Exhibition, with 92 artworks and 18 baskets on display. Artworks by 12 of KAA’s very own artists were featured. Five local artists generously contributed their artworks to support this exhibition and raise funds for KAA.
Autism is not a disability – it is simply a different ability Many autistic individuals see and feel emotion as colours. Others may identify objects with shapes. All of them have different abilities to process their world to make sense to themselves. Art is one of the avenues for autistic individuals to express themselves through […]