1. Develop a plan to bring a continuum of living options for adults on the spectrum.

Developing a continuum of residential options for persons on the spectrum in Singapore is urgent and critical as many are edging towards adulthood. Their caregivers are also getting on in years, and with that comes a diminishing ability to care for and support their adult child on the spectrum in the family home. A greater range of residential living options will better cater to the wide continuum of needs among adults on the spectrum and will also alleviate the worries of ageing parents and caregivers about the long-term needs of their children on the spectrum after they pass on.

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  2. Wong Kai Yi, “Singapore's third assisted-living facility opens” The Straits Times (Singapore), 15 March 2020.
  3. Reid, Dennis H., and Marsha B. Parsons, Quality activities in center-based programs for adults with autism: Moving from nonmeaningful to meaningful, Academic Press, 2016.
  4. Center for Autism Research website (accessed 9 March 2020)
  5. Ministry of National Development website (accessed 11 Dec 2020)

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