With a mere 15% of the autistic adult populace here are capable of holding down jobs, the Autism Resource Centre has now placed its attention towards helping those in the older age group.
There are at present almost 24,000 people in Singapore that are suffering from autism, with some mild and others suffering from a more severe condition. It is not known, as to how many are above the age group of 21.
But with more autistic kids entering adulthood over the coming years, the time has come to direct some attention on offering help to those, who have the capability to work, on top of early involvement efforts for the very young ones.
The new course of action for the ARC was stated by its President, Ms. Denise Phua, as the additional focus for the autism crusade in Singapore on Tuesday.
She was speaking at the launch ceremony of the Autism Lifespan WeCAN, Worldwide Collaborations on Autism Needs, Learning Congress 2010, which came to an end yesterday.
More than 20 international specialists shared their most excellent practices in autism care with almost 560 envoys over the three-day conference at Pathlight School.
Presently, associated educators for kids with special needs are available just in the primary and secondary schools.
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