[scroll below for employment and resources listings]
Day Activity Centres
Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled
6 Bishan Street 13, Singapore 579798
Tel: (65) 6353 3515
Emmanuel Activity Centre (Christian Outreach to the Handicapped) (Age: 12+)
Block 414, Tampines Street 41, #01-301, Singapore 520414
Tel: (65) 6787 3200
Eden Centre for Adults (Age: 12-21)
Blk 426, Hougang Avenue 6, #01-53, Singapore 530426
Blk 351, Clementi Avenue 2 #01-57, Singapore 120351
Tel: (65) 6287 4727 / 6873 0063
St Andrew’s Autism Centre DAC (Age: 19-55)
1 Elliot Road, Singapore 458686
Tel: (65) 6517 3800
Sunlove Abode for Intellectually-Infirmed Ltd
70 Buangkok View, Buangkok Green Medical Park, Singapore 534190
Tel: (65) 6387 3548
Employment & Jobs
APSN Centre for Adults (Age: 16+)
A full-time vocational programme is available. After passing a one-month trial and work assessment, trainees will experience a 4-phased vocational training programme where they are assessed on milestones (rather than a time period-based curriculum).
11 Jalan Ubi, Block 4, #01-31, Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub, Singapore 409074
Tel: (65) 6346 2425
BizLink Employment Placement Services (Age: 16+)
Helps Singaporeans and Singapore PRs with disabilities to find jobs in the open market.
Blk 512, Chai Chee Lane, #01-09 Bedok Industrial Estate, Singapore 469028
Tel: (65) 6449 5652
Provides training and employment opportunities to Singaporeans with disabilities.
Blk 267, Serangoon Avenue 3, #02-02, Singapore 550667
Tel: (65) 8189 7678
Employability & Employment Centre (E2C)
People with autism can be valuable members of the work force. They can be hardworking, reliable and productive. The goal of the E2C is to provide the necessary job training and support to enable the person with autism to perform optimally in the workforce.
20 Lengkok Bahru, The Enabling Village, #01-08, Singapore 159053
Tel: (65) 6592 0426
A community space combining retail, lifestyle and training in an all-accessible public space. Home to several social businesses dedicated serving everyone, with and without disabilities. Provides employment, training and events for autistics.
20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159053
Tel: 1800 8585 885
Handicaps Welfare Association
Aims to Equip people with disabilities with relevant vocational knowledge and skills and Enhance and Enable them to be confident and competent for employment.
16 Whampoa Drive, Singapore 327725
Tel: (65) 6254 3006
Hi Social Support Services
Provides a wide variety of services with a focus on Training, Support, and Advocacy
Tel: (65) 9121 1361
Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore
Helps Singaporeans and Singapore PRs with intellectual disabilities to find jobs in the open market.
800 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149310
29 Rosyth Road, Singapore 546190
30 Woodlands Ring Road, #01-02, Singapore 737883
Tel: (65) 6473 1148 / 6282 4852 / 6366 3966
Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE)
Provides a listing of employers who are willing to consider applicants with special needs.
79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #02-01/02, Singapore 139955
Tel: (65) 6460 0800
Providing programs for talent and career development for autistic people. with the goal of enabling 2,400 careers for autistics by 2025. Specialisterne Singapore shares knowledge and contacts with the Specialisterne operations and their partners in 17 countries throughout the world.
1 George Street, #10-01, Singapore 049145
Tel: (65) 9628 4196
An inclusive organisation with expertise in various domains of ICT. We harness talents, including both neurotypical and neurodiversity (e.g, autism), and offer industry partners a viable alternate talent pool. We offer experienced and comprehensive consultation and delivery of IT solutions, design and development of digital products, provide and manage talents for your manpower needs.
79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #01-06, Singapore 139955
Tel: (65) 6272 7088
Shops known to hire people with autism
168 Changi Rd, Fragrance Building #01-01/02, Singapore 419730
Tel: (65) 6909 1230
Believe NJ Group of Companies
336 River Valley Road, #04-02, Singapore 238366
believe.nj @ gmail.com
156 Macpherson Road, #01-01 PSL Industrial Building, Singapore 348528
Tel: (65) 9648 0067
Doodle Shop (The Art Faculty by Pathlight)
5, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Singapore 569739
Tel: (65) 6592 0431
Edible Garden City
60 Jalan Penjara, Singapore 149375
hello @ ediblegardencity.com
flourishpastries @ gmail.com
Blk 247 Hougang Ave 3, #01-444, Singapore 530247
Tel: (65) 9362 1678
28 Orchard Road, Singapore 238832
Hui & Kuah
11 Keng Cheow Street, #04-11 Riverside Piazza, Singapore 059608
Tel: (65) 6734 2883 / 6734 2884
Joan Bowen Cafe
9 Jalan Wangi, Singapore 349354
Tel: (65) 6281 3629
Lina’s Café (provides free first drinks for every family of 4 that dines in with their autistic children)
7 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199074
Tel (65) 9456 0992
1 Jurong East, Street 21, #02-16, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Tower A, Singapore 609606
Tel: (65) 9631 5069 / 9012 3620
Kitchener Complex, Level 3, 809 French Road, Singapore 200809
Tel: (65) 6299 6809 / 9833 8971
My Nonnas (Cirrus Culinnaire Pte Ltd)
Professor Brawn Cafe
Pathlight School Campus 1, 5 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, Singapore 569739
Soul Food Enterprise Pte Ltd (inside Enabling Village)
20 Lengkok Bahru, #01-10, Singapore 159053
Tel: (65) 9823 4455 / 9636 8737
Special Needs Trust Company (SNTC)
SNTC is the only non-profit trust company in Singapore set up to provide trust services for the benefit of persons with special needs. It is jointly supported by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) and National Council of Social Service (NCSS). This includes the Special Needs Savings Scheme (SNSS) that allows parents to set aside a portion of their CPF savings for the long term care of their children.
Vulnerable Adults Bill
The new Act aims to strengthen the role of the family and community. To preserve family relationships, a vulnerable adult’s family members may apply for Court orders that will protect the vulnerable adult from any third party who may cause harm to the vulnerable adult. The Court orders include restraining orders and exclusive occupation orders. Similarly, approved welfare officers, which include social service professionals in community, can apply for these protection orders. Family members who are found suitable may also be appointed by the Court to care for vulnerable adults whose original care arrangement has broken down.
Join the Disabled People’s Association
To all Singaporean autistics, I strongly advise you all of you to immediately sign up to be a member of the Disabled People’s Association (DPA) for only $2 or $5 a year.
There are a few reasons why, but if I were to appeal to your self-interest, they are probably the only organisation who will help advocate for you when you get into trouble. There has been a few unfortunate incidents where autistics have got in trouble or faced nasty problems, and you never know if you may be one of them in the future.
I myself have decided to sign on after admitting that I am disabled and also part of the disabled community. I believe that we should actively protect our own interests by choosing the right allies to partner us. At the same time, we should also give back and help other members of the disabled community so that we can all become stronger and more powerful.
Being part of DPA is much preferred than being part of some really quiet and passive organisations who have no interest in advocating for us. Being part of DPA is also better than trying to work with some fishy organisations who claim to be inclusive but won’t speak out when trouble strikes.
I call upon all of you to make a wise choice, and choose the right partner today!
Note: For those who worry about having ‘tainted records’, there is no need to declare that you are a member of DPA when employers ask. You can still keep a low profile at DPA if you do not wish to be ‘exposed’. Legally speaking, DPA is not allowed to publish its member list to the public, and people without disabilities can also join the DPA as associate members too.