Parent Support Group
SAAC’s Parent Support Group (PSG) seeks to increase quality of life for families with people with autism, by enhancing family relationships and families’ socio-emotional well-being.
Besides organising regular monthly meetings and talks, the group actively spearheads projects to equip families with members with autism to lead meaningful lives and engage in mutually encouraging relationships with other families.
Annual projects include a Siblings Camp, for those aged eight to 14, during the June school holidays, Siblings Connect, for siblings of those with autism, aged 16 to 28, and a year-end BBQ By The Bay, for the entire family. Other PSG-led initiatives include PSG family overseas vacation and family trips for the less privileged.
In October 2012, the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) recognised PSG’s innovation in creating a travel toolkit to equip families with members with autism for overseas travel. SAAC received second prize in the NCSS Innovation Pitch Award 2012 and the NCSS Outstanding VWO award. SAAC was also named runner-up in the Judge’s choice competition, receiving a cash award to help continue to develop the travel toolkit.