SAAH (Sengkang) Development
On 2 October 2015, President Tony Tan, who was the guest of honour at the annual Singapore Anglican Community Services-St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital Charity Dinner, announced at the dinner that SAAC had been appointed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) to co-develop and operate an Adult Disability Home for persons with autism.
Since then, SAAC and MSF have been working closely to design and build a facility that will provide long term residential care for those without alternate options.
This next big step forward for SAAC is part of the centre’s commitment to continue to walk and work alongside families of persons with autism, and be a bridge for education, training, intervention and advocacy.
The new residential home, St. Andrew’s Adult Home (Sengkang) [SAAH], which is located at Compassvale Bow, is specially designed and built to meet the needs of persons with autism. It has the capacity to house 200 residents and also has a co-located Day Activity Centre (DAC) with a capacity for 50 adult clients.
It is our hope at SAAC that families who access our residential services and entrust their adult child with autism to us can be assured that their child will be cared for in a nurturing and supportive environment. It is our belief that a continuum of care is key to serving the community. To that end, SAAH for adults with autism will be an essential piece of the puzzle.