The Official Opening of the Autism Art Gallery at Hilton Hotel Kuching was officiated by YB Datuk Idris Buang, ADUN Kota Samarahan on 20th October, 2018.
Autism Art Exhibition was held at Hilton Hotel Kuching. YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Ministry of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports, Sarawak was the guest of Honour.
KAA’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner was held at the Banquet Restaurant.
KAA’s was awarded Bank Raykat’s Anugerah Dari Hati ke Hati: Kategori Tanggungjawab Sosial Terbaik, Persatuan Autisme (Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility, Autism Association Category)
Mr Callister Koh, Senior Manager of HSBC Bank, the main sponsor officiated the opening of the Garden Shed.
Official launching of “Sponsor a child” programme and official opening of the Snoezelen Room was held at KAA’s Resource and Educational Centre by YABhg Datin Patinggi Dato Hajah Jamilah Haji Anu, President of SABATI.
The First Autism Run, which raised RM73,454 with 2,000 participants, was flagged off at MBKS Carpark, Kuching.
“Amazing Colours “Art Exhibition held at The Spring with YABhg Datin Patinggi Dato Hajah Jamilah Haji Anu , President of SABATI as the Guest of Honour raised RM72,740.
Official Opening of the new KAA Resource and Educational Centre at Jln Desa Wira Lorong 15, Batu Kawa, Kuching by YABhg Datin Patinggi Dato Hajah Jamilah Haji Anu, President of SABATI.
Members of the Association of Wives of Ministers and Assistant Ministers of Sarawak (Sabati), led by Puan Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib, planted more than 30 trees and flowering shrubs on the lawn in front of the new centre.
KAA moved to the new centre at Jalan Desa Wira, Batu Kawa.
Kuching Chung Hua Alumni Association organized a Charity Concert at Riverside Majestic Hotel to raise around RM1million for KAA new building at Jalan Desa Wira.
The Earth Breaking Ceremony for KAA new building at Jalan Desa Wira was officiated by YB Datuk Yong Khoon Seng.
The launching ceremony for a collection of eight stories entitled “Tales of Fantasy” authored by Victoria Siaw Wei Yah was held at the State Library. The launching ceremony was officiated by our Patron, Datuk Morliah Datuk Awang Daud, the wife of the then Second Planning and Resource Management Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan. Proceeds of about RM50,000 were donated to KAA for its new building fund.
Our then Patron YA Bhg Datuk Amar Dr. Hajjah Laila Taib, DA launched the Newsletter and Website at Crown Plaza Riverside Kuching. About 100 guests were invited for this launching ceremony. A mini exhibition booth was set up to provide more information on autism and activities of SAA Resource and Educational Centre.
SAA received an official acceptance from YABhg Datuk Amar Puan Sri Dr Hajjah Laila Taib, DA to be the Patron
SAA Resource and Educational Centre moved to a government quarters Banglo ‘Lada’ at Jalan Bampfylde, Kuching.
‘All In The Family’ Art exhibition was held at Hilton Hotel by YDH Dato’ Hj. Mohd. Yusuff, Commissioner of Police, Sarawak and his family to raise fund for SAA. The exhibition was officially launched on 30th March by the then Chief Minister of Sarawak, YAB Pehin Sri Dr. Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud during which YAB Penin Sri promised to grant the then President, Roselind Wee, a piece of state land to SAA.
The 1st food fair was held at the civic centre. More than 60 organisations took part and it was officially launched by YB Dr. Tiki Lafe, Deputy Minister of National Unity and Community Development.
The then Minister of Social Development and Urbanisation, YB Dato’ Seri Dr. James Masing launched the sale of SAA 1st Food Fair tickets.
SAA became an affiliated member of the Social Welfare Council of Sarawak.
SAA Resource and Educational Centre was set up at No.9, Lorong 5, Jalan Durian Burung 93350 Kuching. Starting with an initial class of three students and one teacher, the centre had four teachers and ten students by the end of the year.
SAA was registered as a non-profit charitable organization.
An inaugural meeting of the Sarawak Autistic Association (SAA) was initiated by Charles Siaw and Roselind Wee at their residence at No. 26, Lorong 4, Lian Kwong Garden, Off Jalan Sungai Maong Tengah, Kuching.