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:

  • Early Intervention Programme (for children below 12 years)
  • Secondary Instruction Programme (for children aged 12 – below 18 years)
  • Vocational Training Programme (for adults aged 18 years and above)
  • Adult Day Care Programme (for adults with autism who are less independent)

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.

Success Stories

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.

Our Hope

The autistic children will develop skills that will train them to be more independent and the autistic adults will be able to lead more meaningful lives and contribute to society.

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.

Events

21 Jul 2019

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 […]

28 Apr 2019

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 […]

Activities

9 Dec 2019  Christmas comes early for our students with Autism at KAA this morning, as together with their families and teachers, about 90 students were treated to SEDC Sarawak’s Love-In-A-Box Christmas Party. This annual event is part of SEDC’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) since 2000 to share the joy of Christmas season with the […]

The World Autism Awareness Day, first celebrated on 2nd April, 2008, was a joyous occasion for parents, caregivers and autism communities all around the world to spread autism awareness. Autism awareness is not celebrated only in April alone. The awareness, understanding, and acceptance of autism is a long-term journey as we continue to advocate for  […]

News

Great news!! Thanks to #RevRun, our KAA mugs are now available at Revolution Run Borneo, Green Heights Mall. Revolution Run Borneo a leading local running store selling Brooks shoes and other sports apparels and accessories has been our active supporter over the years in raising awareness on Autism; most notably in partnering with us to […]

Our Art Gallery

The Autism Art Gallery (AAG)’s objective is to provide a venue for display, selling and promoting the different forms of art by the talented artists. Our artists earn income when you shop, and every purchase encourages them to advance their skills. Come and discover their talent!

Face Mask Holder RM8 each

Artwork cards: RM 10 for a pack of 5 assorted cards

Fish Edition Key Chains and Magnets: One piece for RM 6, Two Pieces for RM10

Conference necklaces (name tag clip will be supplied)RM 12 – 15 each, depending on the number ordered