Started in 1979, AWWA School provides special education to children with multiple disabilities and children with autism, aged 7 to 18, to maximise the potential for independence and improve quality of life of students with special needs.
Other than a structured academic and non-academic curriculum and CCA programme, the school constantly explores collaboration opportunities with stakeholders to expose our students to different platforms in the community that they could participate in and have richer learning experiences. This enables students to develop, as well as generalise and adapt the skills they have learnt. We embarked on the School-to-Work (S2W) Transition Programme to give our students greater support to move on to the workplace thus increasing the chances of positive post-school outcomes for students and their families.
The main campus is at Lorong Napiri, and it serves children with autism and multiple disabilities. AWWA has an interim campus serving children with autism at Minds@Fernvale. The second AWWA School campus at Bedok Reservoir will be ready in 2021.
To promote social inclusion for its students, AWWA School has had a satellite partnership with Bowen Secondary School since 2012. Through this partnership, students from both schools have forged friendships and learned about compassion and respect through joint recess, morning workouts, Co-Curricular Activities and National Day Observance Ceremonies.
RESOURCE TRAINING CENTRE (RTC)
AWWA School also runs a Resource Training Centre – a toy and book library with over 4,000 resource materials on special needs and learning difficulties, and about 1,000 modified toys for children with various developmental challenges. RTC has a membership of over 3,100.
Interim School@ Fernvale