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.
In addition, we operate a small residential Group Home, that serves as a home away from home for some of our members. This provides a community based, non-institutionalised, inclusive environment, catering for the needs of Autism, where quality of life is a primary goal.
We define Quality of Life for a person with Autism as:
Programme Focus Areas
Games and Leisure
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.