We are going to Jurong!” we exclaimed as we boarded the school bus that was headed to KidsSTOP- a giant play area with different thematic zones. The moment we stepped into KidsSTOP with our parents, our faces lit up with excitement as we took in the sights and sounds of the different zones. It was time to put our pretend play skills to good use with our classmates!
The last theme of the year “Water” saw the children travelling all the way to Splash@ Kids Amaze in Punggol SAFRA. The children had a chance to participate in a few games with their friends and parents before heading to the pool and big water playground for free play. The children had a great experience with their parents!
The year 2018 ended with a splashing good time for children and their families with the Water theme. To conclude the year, parents gathered for a potluck as we celebrated children’s learning progress and also their successful transitions into the next school.
For many of our children with autism, early intervention may be their first experience with learning with other adults in a school setting. To help our children learn successfully, a fun and engaging school environment with predictable routines are important to make them feel safe and motivated!
The WeCAN EIP programme was developed in 2004 as a key component of Project Platinum to meet the needs of young children with autism and their families in Singapore. The programme develops a scalable intervention package that can be implemented across Singapore and beyond for children with ASD between the ages of 18mths and 6 years. It also provides autism specific intervention for young children with the diagnosis of autism, in order to help them gain functional and independent skills for more successful transition.