In Singapore, it is difficult to provide a statistical figure on the actual number of persons affected by autism. Based on recent research, we expect a prevalence rate of 24,000 individuals with autism in our population of 4 million, of which 5,472 are children under the age of 19 years. We estimate that 216 new cases of children with autism are diagnosed annually.
The establishment of the Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) or ARC(S), was a response to the growing concern that the needs of this diverse population go beyond existing provision. ARC(S) aims to highlight the needs of these individuals and to increase understanding and awareness of autism in our community. We have adopted a coordinated, multi-agency approach in serving people with autism spectrum disorders and this can be found in the services ARC(S) offers.
Autism Resource Centre (Singapore)
(and Pathlight School)
5, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Singapore 569739
Tel:(65) 6323 3258
Fax: (65) 6323 1974