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PEEKABOO! Parents for Parents Workshops

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PARENTS FOR PARENTS is a community initiative to empower caregivers and push for progress on inclusion. It aims to impart practical skills for parents, nurture self advocacy and build community resilience. The launch is held in conjunction with PEEKABOO!, an inclusive arts festival by Superhero Me in partnership with Rainbow Centre.


PEEKABOO!
An Inclusive Arts Festival
9 – 30 March 2019
Rainbow Centre, 501 Margaret Drive S149306

An inclusive arts festival boldly reinventing classic hide-and-seek. Its mission: Bring children alien to each other, together. Set in Rainbow Centre, a school that serves children with disabilities, this festival open to all is a labour of love born from a five-month arts residency programme involving six artists, 20 arts facilitators and the community to explore themes of identity and place in the world. Visit superherome.sg/peekaboo for more info.

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WORKSHOP 01: Raising Parents to be Effective Advocates for their Children

When: 9 March (Sat), 130pm – 3pm
Where: Rainbow Centre, Margaret Drive School, Hall (Level 4)

Panelists:
  • Sun Meilan, Founder, Friends of ASD Families & Reunite Missing Children
  • Kenneth Mah, Founder, Rare Disorders Society (Singapore)
  • Fara Zainal, Founder, MIJ Special Education Hub
  • Mark Lim, Founder, The Social Factor
  • Lilian Kuan, Founder, 8under8
  • Mary Heng, Founder, Special Seeds
  • Tan Sze Wee, Executive Director, Rainbow Centre
  • Moderated by Jean Loo, Co-lead Early Childhood Development, Lien Foundation

The journey towards an inclusive Singapore where children with special needs can someday thrive with their peers requires not just public acceptance, but an active community of parent advocates to bridge the special needs community and the public.

One of the greatest benefits of advocacy is that it produces lasting improvements for all children. Other countries such as Canada, which is a pioneer in inclusive education, has benefitted from a strong legacy left by parents who began advocating for access to education for their children more than 50 years ago. When parents insist their child’s rights be met, they are advocating on their behalf. This panel shares experience and tips by parents who have gone beyond caregiving to take action and create positive change for their community.

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WORKSHOP 02: From Preschool to Primary: Journeying with your Special Needs Child into a Mainstream World

When: 16 March (Sat), 130pm – 3pm
Where: Rainbow Centre, Margaret Drive School, Glasshouse, Level 1

Going to Primary 1 is a big transition for both you and your child. Lilian Kuan, who has learnt invaluable lessons working with her son, who is partially verbal and his teacher, shares how you can prepare your child for Primary 1, minimise meltdowns, reduce anxiety (for both parents and child) and help your child enjoy school. Come learn tips on how you can effectively with school teachers.

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WORKSHOP 03: Building Connected Communities, how 4 ground-up groups do it

When: 23 March (Sat), 1030am – 12pm
Where: Rainbow Centre, Margaret Drive School, Hall, Level 4

How can organisations be better prepared to welcome families with special needs? Come learn about projects initiated by four ground-up groups – Sun Meilan (Friends of ASD Families), Ryan Ng (Society Staples), Denise Koh (Mustard Tree) & Rae Mok (Project GIVE), who will share practical ways to better enable the special needs community to participate and belong. This talk is targeted at organisations like arts venues, restaurants, museums, family venues, sports venues and businesses looking to better support integration of the special needs community.

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WORKSHOP 04: Supporting Male Caregivers

When: 30 March (Sat) 1030am – 12pm
Where: Rainbow Centre, Margaret Drive School, Hall, Level 4

Run in partnership with Dads for Life and Centre for Fathering, this workshop will feature sharing by Kenneth Mah & Bob Lee, fathers to children with special needs. It aims to share practical tips on how male caregivers can better care for themselves, manage family relationships and form a community of support through their caregiving journey.
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  • The event description was updated. Diff#420815 2019-03-24 11:44:09
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Mar 9 - Mar 30, 2019
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1:30 PM - 12:30 PM SGT
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Workshop 01: Raising Parents to be Effective Advocates for their Children FULL
Workshop 02: From Preschool to Primary: Journeying with your Special Needs Child into a Mainstream World FULL
Workshop 03: Building Connected Communities, how 4 ground-up groups do it FULL
Workshop 04: Supporting Male Caregivers FULL
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501 Margaret Drive Singapore
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Superhero Me
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