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.

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.

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

3 Nov 2022

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.

17 Sep 2021

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 […]

Activities

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.

Blessed to have our Sunshine Hub Sheltered Workshop trainees keeping our plants and garden shed spotless At #kaagarden, we have a wide selection of plants for you plant enthusiasts to choose from at a very affordable prices. Kindly drop us a message at www.wasap.my/60102636300 to place your orders and arrange for a contact-less drive thru […]

News

Kuching Autistic Association (KAA) would like to thank Sarawak State Government under the leadership of YAB Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, Chief Minister of Sarawak, for a grant of RM4.179 millions to build a second educational block.

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!

Our Shop

We now sell merchandise, artwork, potted plants, vegetables and many more. Please come and support us by buying these products.

For all product enquiries you can contact 010-263 6300 or through Facebook or Instagram.

Epipremnum Aureum RM 15 Caladium Bicolor RM 35

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