PRE-CONFERENCE LEARNING JOURNEYS (18 JUNE 2019)

We invite you to participate in our popular pre-conference Learning Journey series. 

Choose a learning journey into one of our 7 local programmes, schools and services that support individuals on the autism spectrum through the lifespan.

Learn how practitioners seek to understand the strengths and needs of each individual they support.

Observe how practitioners support the unique individual learning styles of persons on the autism spectrum, in 'real world environments', using good autism practices.

Cost: SGD150 per Learning Journey

You may select up to 2 learning journeys per day (subject to timing and availability)

Pre-Conference Learning Journeys Programme
Time Learning Journey Focus Venue
9:30am - 11:30am Inclusive Preschool 
Providing inclusion support and differentiated instruction
Early Years Kindle Garden Preschool
9:30am - 11:30am Autism Early Intervention Programme
Teaching foundational skills through structured preschool experiences
Early Years WeCAN Early Intervention Programme
9:30am - 11:30am Autism-focused School
Providing an educational programme for students with higher support needs
School Years Eden School
9:30am - 11:30am Autism-focused School
Providing mainstream education and life readiness skills for students on the autism spectrum
School Years Pathlight School
9:30am - 11:30am Adult Day Activity Centre
A person-centred planning approach to capacity building for adults on the autism spectrum with higher support needs 
Adult Years Eden Centre for Adults
9:30am - 12:00pm Employability and Employment Centre (E2C)
Providing autism-focused training, placement and support
Adult Years Employability and Employment Centre (E2C)
2:30pm - 5:00pm
2:30pm - 5:00pm Community Partnership for Positive Outcomes
Focusing on community activities like a siblings camp and a community parish
Lifespan St. Andrew's Autism Centre

INCLUSIVE PRESCHOOL

Providing inclusion support and differentiated instruction
Kindle Garden Preschool
AWWA Limited
20 Lengkok Bahru
The Enabling Village #02-05
Singapore 159053
https://www.kindlegarden.com.sg

Kindle Garden is a purpose built inclusive preschool where young children on the autism spectrum integrate with other neuro-typical peers. Here, children and professionals embrace diversity to create opportunities for learning 21st century skills.

Observe how teachers implement a personalised well-rounded programme that help in scaffolding and strengthening each child’s abilities and character.

Date : 18 June 2019
Time : 9:30am – 11:30am

AUTISM EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMME

Teaching foundational skills through structured preschool experiences
WeCAN Early Intervention Programme
Autism Resource Centre (Singapore)
5 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10
Singapore 569739
https://www.wecaneip.com

WeCAN Early Intervention Programme is the first accredited early intervention programme in Asia. The program supportsyoung children on the autism spectrum to learn foundational skills through positive, structured preschool experiences.

In this learning journey you will observe how educators use highly motivating activities that are visually clear and meaningful, to increase positive social experiences with adults and peers. Individualised strategies to support engagement, communication and participation will be applied in a variety of learning activities.

Date : 18 June 2019
Time : 9:30am – 11:30am

AUTISM-FOCUSED SCHOOL

Providing an educational programme for students with higher support needs
Eden School
Autism Association (Singapore)
101 Bukit Batok West Avenue 3
Singapore 659168
https://www.edenschool.edu.sg/

Eden School aims to provide an educational experience that will empower students on the autism spectrum to live productive and fulfilling lives with the greatest degree of independence possible.

The curriculum framework includes Foundation skills (work habits, self-regulation, functional communication and social skills) and the Academic and Life skills curriculum.

In this learning journey you will see how educators match their curriculum teaching steps to each learner’s ability level to ensure success in understanding, doing and applying what is learnt.

You will observe environments that have been structured for predictability and understanding using routines, schedules and a variety of visuals. Personal interests and learning strengths are used to support students to learn new skills.

Date : 18 June 2019
Time : 9:30am – 11:30am

AUTISM-FOCUSED SCHOOL

Providing mainstream education and life readiness skills for students on the autism spectrum
Pathlight School Campus 1
Autism Resource Centre (Singapore)
5 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10
Singapore 569739
https://www.pathlight.org.sg

Pathlight School is the first autism-focused school in Singapore that offers Singapore's mainstream academic curriculum together with life readiness skills. It caters to students on the autism spectrum and related disorders, aged 7 to 18 years, who are cognitively able to access mainstream academic curriculum but require additional supports such as smaller class sizes, special accommodations and educators trained in autism.

In this Learning Journey, you will gain insights into how students in Pathlight School access the mainstream curriculum with autism-friendly supports and structures. You will observe them in their authentic classroom settings and see how teachers engage them through various teaching pedagogical approaches and  the use of ICT to harness the strengths, interests and preferences of students to engage them meaningfully in lessons. Among the key takeaways from this are: how to use structures and visuals purposefully in the learning spaces to provide clarity in boundaries, provide predictability and build important work habits to promote independence.

Date : 18 June 2019
Time : 9:30am – 11:30am

ADULT DAY ACTIVITY CENTRE

A person-centred planning approach to capacity building for adults on the autism spectrum with higher support needs
Eden Centre for Adults
Autism Association Singapore
Blk 351, Clementi Ave 2
#01-57
Singapore 120351
https://www.autismlinks.org.sg/programmes/ecfa

At Eden Centre for Adults (ECFA), adults with autism are supported to learn new skills in a program that offers personally meaningful experiences within highly structured and individualised activities and routines.

A Person-Centered Planning approach guides coaches to develop and support skills in self- determination, flexibility, independence and social communication using good autism practices.

In this learning journey you will observe people on the autism spectrum engaged in a variety of leisure, vocational and daily activities in positive and enabling environments.

Date : 18 June 2019
Time : 9:30am – 11:30am

EMPLOYABILITY AND EMPLOYMENT CENTRE (E2C)

Providing autism-focused training, placement and support
Employability and Employment Centre (E2C)
Autism Resource Centre (Singapore)
20 Lengkok Bahru
The Enabling Village #01-08
Singapore 159053
https://www.autism.org.sg/core-services/e2c

The Employability and Employment Centre (E2C) is the first autism-focused centre in Singapore that offers services to enable people with autism to perform successfully in the workplace. It also offers services for employers who are interested in hiring people with autism in their companies.

ith autism-informed training and support, many adults on the autism spectrum can be gainfully and meaningfully employed.

In this learning journey to E2C, you will observe various work sites and experience employing an array of autism supports to help our colleagues on the autism spectrum achieve greater success in their vocational work.

Date : 18 June 2019
Time : Session 1 - 9:30am – 11:30am
            Session 2 - 2:30pm – 5:00pm

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FOR POSITIVE OUTCOMES

Focusing on community activities like a siblings camp and a community parish
St. Andrew’s Autism Centre
1 Elliot Road
Singapore 458686
https://www.saac.org.sg

St. Andrew’s Autism centre is a non-profit, integrated centre for the education, training and care of persons with autism and their families. Our students and clients tend towards moderate to severe autism. Here, community engagement and support is an integral part of every programme.

In this learning journey, you will observe autism-friendly community activities including a sibling camp and community parish to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of the families of individuals on the autism spectrum.

Date : 18 June 2019
Time : 2:30pm – 5:00pm