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.

PSG Initiative

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.

Upcoming PSG Events

Parental Discussion: How do we train my son/daughter to shower: the challenges we face and how he/she learns

Date: 19 August 2022

Time: 8pm – 9.30pm (online)

*PSG sessions are open to parents of students, clients and residents enrolled at SAAC’s services. If you’re keen to participate in our PSG sessions, you may wish to contact us at: [email protected]

 

Past PSG Events

Parental Discussion: Helping our young adult with autism to be independent in travelling by public transport

Date: 15 July 2022

To view the notes on this session, click here.

PSG Sibling Connect

Date: 25 June 2022 Saturday

The notes from this session will be uploaded soon.

 

Understanding How to Manage Challenging Behaviour

by Ms Chloe Chen, Associate Psychologist

Date: 21 May 2022 Saturday

To view the notes on Understanding How to Manage Challenging Behaviour, click here.

 

Planning ahead for your loved ones with special needs: Special Needs Trust Company’s (SNTC) services and Estate Planning
By Special Needs Trust Company 
Date: 11 March 2022

To view the notes on SNTC Services and Estate Planning from the session, click here.