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Singapore hosting autism event

Singapore has become the first country outside Australia to host Asia-Pacific’s largest autism learning event. The conference theme is “Thriving with Autism”. It reflects our aspiration towards achieving quality of life for all individuals with autism and their families.

This conference seeks to distil, into a few days, the progress made internationally, in development opportunities and provisions, as the Autism community enables individuals and their families to thrive and be successful in every possible way.

More than 1,700 delegates from Singapore and 30 other countries are attending the Asia Pacific Autism Conference 2019 (Apac19) at Resorts World Sentosa.

Some 50 delegates at the event, which ends tomorrow, are on the autism spectrum.

Ms Joan McKenna Kerr, chairman of the Australian Advisory Board on Autism, which convened the biennial event, said it chose the Republic because of its location in the heart of the region.

“From the response received, this was definitely a move in the right direction,” she said. “We congratulate Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) and the organising committee for putting together a well-thought-out conference programme that meets the needs of the autism communities here.”

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