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Adult Programme
For People With Autism

We are a day centre and residential facility for adults with Autism who are not able to perform the tasks required in adult life without additional support. Established in 2015, the Adult Programme for People with Autism (APPA) is a registered non-profit company (NPC) and Non-Profit Organisation (NPO).

About APP Autism

We cater to a range of abilities along the spectrum, from non-verbal moderate to severe autism, to verbal with some reading and writing abilities. Our programme takes into account individual development needs and interests of our members. Our high staff to member ratio allows us to cater to each individual’s strengths and challenges.

Our aim is to prepare and support young adults over the age of 18 for life outside of the schooling environment, through ongoing development of the skills and behaviours required for these adults to be able to maximize their potential, and to be able to better integrate into the communities in which they live.

Our day centre programme consists of meaningful activities and interaction, with the aim of allowing our members to build a foundation for a meaningful day and good quality of life. We believe in the principle of life-long learning in a supportive environment.

Our residential and respite facility provides a community based, non-institutionalised, inclusive environment, catering for the needs of Autism, where quality of life is a primary goal. This, combined with our day centre, provides a full, round-the-clock service to our members and their families.

We define Quality of Life for a person with Autism as:

Being safe
Being comfortable (warm); preparing and eating good food that one likes and is healthy
Having some choice and autonomy over one’s day
Being mentally stimulated, with the expectation to grow and develop
Having a day filled with variety, which has a defined structure to it
Performing activities that are rewarding and that are linked to individual strengths and weaknesses
Feeling useful, with a sense of purpose and achievement
Being in a caring, accepting and nurturing environment

Programme Focus Areas

Our Activities

Gardening

Gardening

Exercising

Exercising

Office Work

Office Work

Cooking

Cooking

Games and Leisure

Games and Leisure

Music Therapy

Music Therapy

Art

Art

Working

Working

Socialisation and Group Independence

Socialisation and Group Independence

Enrollment and Fees

Enrollments are done through interviews and a trial visit to ensure best fit of the programme to the applicant. There is
a monthly fee for enrolling into the day programme or the Group Home.