Annual Report 2019/18

Year in Review

President's Message

Existing and potential beneficiaries of ARC’s services continue to grow, both in number and in age. Thanks to a team of committed staff and volunteers, ARC has remained steadfast in its mission to help individuals on the autism spectrum maximise their potential in life through advocacy and services in education, employment and empowerment of family caregivers and professionals

During FY2018/2019, the number of people ARC served had increased and more innovative services have been developed. ARC has, for instance, entered the space of social enterprises with The Art Faculty Ltd and Prof Brawn Ltd to create more job opportunities for those not in open employment.

To stay relevant in an age of technological advances, the use of technology is essential. Online learning platforms have been actively developed and deployed by ARC’s training and consulting arm and Pathlight School.

To better serve the many older adults on the spectrum who are turning to us for services, ARC will seek even more partners and locate more resources to meet their needs.

An enabling masterplan for the autism community in Singapore is in the making to identify the pivotal needs, review current provisions and devise new strategies to enhance the quality of life of persons on the spectrum. ARC is taking a lead in this effort with the inputs and support of many in the community, including from people who are on the autism spectrum.

In line with our belief that the best way to predict one’s future is to help create it, the ARC team will not be complacent and will strive to create a better future with the help of all its partners.

On behalf of the ARC Management Committee, I would like to thank all staff, volunteers, partners, sponsors and everyone else for their strong support and generous giving of your time and resources.

Thank you for standing by us to make a difference.

 

Denise Phua Lay Peng
For and on behalf of
Management Committee
Autism Resource Centre (Singapore)

31 August 2019

Membership

2018/19

299

Members

2017/18

299

Members

Our People

2018/19

559

Permanent Staff

2017/18

510

Permanent Staff

Fund Raising

S$1,498,744

Total Funds Raised

About ARC(S)

Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) or ARC(S) is a not-for-profit charity based in Singapore and registered in year 2000. It was started by professional and parent volunteers dedicated to serving children and adults on the Autism Spectrum to help them lead meaningful and independent lives in society.

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