Transition Planning: Life After 18
Outline of the talk:
- Caregivers will receive an overview of existing services after graduation from SPED Schools and their estimated waiting times.
- Caregivers will hear about the different avenues are to keep their child with special needs meaningfully engaged at home in view of limited centre based placements and how to go about preparing themselves for such an arrangement.
- Caregivers will engage in discussion and brainstorm implementation plans for life after 18. e.g. what they can start doing now, the resources they need and what they can do now to prepare their child for independent living at home / in the community and how to sustain these skills.
- An example of a day activity centre: Life in SUN-DAC.
Target Audience: Parents and caregivers of children (particularly between the ages of 12 to 18) in SPED schools with moderate and high support needs.
About the Speaker:
Ms Peng Haiying is currently the Executive Director of SUN-DAC, a day activity centre serving persons with pan disabilities. Haiying is social work trained and has been in the sector since she graduated in 2002. She finds great joy from working with people in the sector. She had worked in areas such as child protection, family therapy, addictions counselling, youth work and disability. Haiying is currently doing her PhD in Social Work. She has a black belt in karate and that is a great stress reliever from her daily work!
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