Unlike most of us, persons with moderate to severe autism may continue to be dependent on their parents into adulthood, even as they get older.
Driven by love, parents make sacrifices to care for them. But they know that the future is uncertain. A day will come when they will be too old and physically or financially unable to care for their adult children with autism.
St. Andrew's Autism Centre (SAAC) has been appointed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) to co-develop and operate a residential facility for adults with autism. Expected to be operational early in 2019, the new home will be a place where adults with autism are accepted, cared for and given the space to live with dignity.