South Asian Autism Awareness Centre

Since 2008, the SAAAC Autism Centre serves children, youth, and adults on the autism spectrum, as well as the family as a whole. As our organization has expanded over the past nine years, our mission has been refined to serve culturally and linguistically diverse families who experience challenges accessing autism support due to language barriers, financial problems, cultural stigma, and lack of support networks. Currently, our centre serves 250 families, operates a wide variety of programs and services and has a volunteer base of 160 highly engaged volunteers.
Since 2014, SAAAC has supported young adults with autism by providing part-time employment for designing and packaging festive holiday gift baskets. Students are taught to work in teams, follow instructions, and exercise their creative skills. For many of our students in the program, it is their first experience with employment and being compensated for their work. This GivingTuesday, you can purchase a gift basket or donate $10 to help SAAAC create more opportunities to help young adults with autism develop the skills needed to lead more independent lives. 

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