#LoveIsBlue

Autism lasts a lifetime. No one should take that journey alone.

Introducing… #LoveIsBlue

Join us in spreading awareness and acceptance for persons with autism. This campaign aims to promote the understanding, acceptance, and empathy towards persons with autism so that they feel seen, heard, and supported.

Autism is a lifelong condition, and no one should take this journey alone. We can help these persons with autism communicate more effectively and improve their quality of life through lifelong acceptance and support. While autism may be complex, we can help create a world where everyone, including those with autism, can flourish.

Let’s work together to ensure that everyone with autism, regardless of their ability, gets the support they need!

How to support #LoveIsBlue

From 1-30 April, support this cause by:

1. Puting on a blue shirt (the more the merrier), post a photo on social media and hashtag #LoveisBlue

2. Tagging 3 friends to do the same.

3. Donating to help our beneficiaries!

About Autism

About Autism

Autism is often called an “invisible” condition because it can be difficult to see from the outside, but this doesn’t mean it’s not there.

It’s a neurological disorder that affects individuals differently and can make it challenging to communicate, socialise, and process information.

Hence it’s important to increase understanding, acceptance, and empathy towards persons with autism.

Donate

Donate

One way to support #LoveIsBlue campaign is by donating towards our work.

We serve 450 persons with moderate to severe autism who live with complex lifelong challenges. Your support will enable us to continue providing quality education, training, and care so that these persons with autism can continue to be integrated and included in the community.

About Us

About Us

Established in 2005, St. Andrew’s Autism Centre is a non-profit organisation for the education, training, and care of persons with autism and their families.

We see people with autism leading dignified and meaningful lives. Our work revolves around enriching their lives, and those of their families, through quality education, training, and care, distinguished by Christian love and compassion.

Stories of Hope

This April, we partner photojournalist and autism advocate Bob Lee to feature inspiring stories about persons with moderate to severe autism.

Watch this space as we feature these stories in time to come!

All In A Day’s Work: Life As An Autism Coach

Observing Malkeith as he carries out his duties, be it patiently guiding his clients as they go about their activities or managing challenging behaviours, there is a certain rhythm and ease with which he does things that can only come from over a decade of experience on the job. Today, I joined him on his…

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From Isolation to Integration, One Outing at a Time

Looking out the window, Viknesh clutches his bag expectantly. The excitement in the air is palpable. Today is movie day for the residents at St. Andrew’s Adult Home. For 28-year-old Viknesh, the last time he set foot in a cinema is a distant memory from years ago. As a child, Viknesh loved watching movies at…

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Scarred, but not broken…

It is hard to look at the thick calluses covering Alfred’s forearms without feeling a whole gamut of emotions – like shock, pity, curiosity and even fear. The scars are physical manifestations of daily self-injurious behaviour over his 34 years of life.  Alfred is a non-verbal adult with ASD and he bites himself as a…

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My Brother, His Autism, and Me…

When I was about 7 years old, my parents told me that my younger brother, Tee Ray, is special. As a child, I did not fully understand what “autism” meant. It has taken me over two decades to learn what that word means, and every day I am still discovering new things about my brother…

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“But You Don’t Look Autistic.”

“Why don’t you send him to IMH?” “So you have a genius in the family!” These are just some of the comments that a person with autism may encounter on a regular basis. Andrew Ang, father of 17-year-old Alex who is a student at St. Andrew’s Autism School, he can understand why certain misconceptions persist,…

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Getting to Class…Chair by Chair

The moment the bus reaches St. Andrew’s Autism Centre, she slumps over in her seat, releasing the full weight of her body.  When 21-year-old Sze Min first came to our Day Activity Centre she was determined not to go to class. Day after day, her coaches at the Day Activity Centre cajoled and even carried…

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I may not be verbal, but I have a lot to share

Imagine being unable to communicate how you feel when you are unwell, what you need or even what you want to eat. How frustrating that would be. For most of SAAC’s beneficiaries on the moderate to severe autism spectrum who are non-verbal or have limited verbal abilities, the use of AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication)…

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