Throughout the years, we have always aimed to do more, not just for children with special needs, but for the community around it as well. Have a look at what we have done in the past, and we ensure that this list will continue to expand with the years to come, as we strive to be a centre that will truly be a safe haven for children and parents alike.
At the beginning of our plan to develop a centre, we started thinking of a service that could reach out to just about anywhere at any time. We wanted to help parents to be able to educate their children, even in the comfort of their own home. So we introduced the “Home-based Early Intervention Program”. Along the way, we also held some community service projects to further expand our reach of assistance to those in need. We held a Motivation Camp in SJKC Redang Panjang Taiping and after that, a Team-Building Programme at Pertubuhan Kebajikan Harapan Baru.
Gaining traction in our efforts to help special needs children, we then introduced “Social Skills Training for Special Needs Children” to further develop and enhance their skills in public to enable them to fit into society.
Children always love to play. Reaching out to the younger children, we created the “Playgroup for Young Special Needs Children”.
We started providing free consultation services to reach out to more parents and children in need, and to let them know that someone is out there willing to help them in their times of need.
We started planning out on making our services centralized, making it easier to connect with the children and the parents, while at the same time giving proper education and intervention more effectively to more children in a shorter amount of time as they are able to join and learn together rather than separately in their own homes. Thus, the “Centre-based Early Intervention Program” was born. To further increase the public awareness of the centre and special needs children in general, we held a “Rockin’ Resource Fair” along with a parenting workshop on “How to Teach Through Play”. We also collaborated with A. Learning Star to have a one-day camp for special needs children.
As our services and support started to grow, we realized we needed a bigger space if we were going to continue to serve more children with special needs. So we relocated to a bigger space at Bandar Puteri Puchong to provide better support to all families. We then collaborated once more with A. Learning Star to start-up an EIP program for families in Kuching, and held a parenting workshop on “How to Manage Behaviour and Develop Effective Communication at Home” to teach parents the right way to educate their special needs children.
It’s not only the young children that need help, but those in their teen-years as well. We started a new service for adolescents called “Support Group for Teenagers” to reach out to a wider age group to assist those in their teen-years.To further boost the support for the busy working parents with special needs children, we conducted an “Online Parenting Coaching Program” so that parents at home could still learn to educate their children appropriately without having to be at the centre.