November 30, 2019
8:30am to 2:30pm
Enabling Village

Care Carnival is a unique caregiver-led initiative with a vision of building a vibrant and dynamic caregiving community in Singapore.

Our mission is to connect, enable and empower our fellow caregivers through sharing of evidence-based knowledge and practices, and building mutually rewarding and synergistic partnerships with professional bodies, community partners and stakeholders.

We will feature a comprehensive and holistic 1-day program on 30 November (Saturday) for caregivers of children and youth with special needs at the Enabling Village. In this care carnival, caregivers will get the opportunity to: 

  • Learn useful early intervention strategies from Professor Robin McWilliam to help their children learn naturally at home and improve family satisfaction with daily living routines, 
  • Connect with caregiver support groups as well as interest-based activity providers in the areas of Performance Art, Sports & Outdoor, Art & Craft, Culinary, Science & Technology, and Horticulture & Agriculture, 
  • Understand SG Enable’s caregiver initiatives and explore the Enabling Village’s services, 
  • Join caregiver support groups at a networking lunch and focus group discussion with professional representatives and community stakeholders.

Care Carnival is supported by Lien Foundation as part of PARENTS for PARENTS, a community initiative to empower caregivers and push for progress on inclusion. 

We look forward to an exciting day with you!

Get to know interest-based activity providers

Learn how to engage your child through natural routines

Connect with support groups / community resources

Event Speaker

Professor Robin McWilliam is a professor of special education at The University of Alabama . He is also the Founder and Director of the Evidence-based International Early Intervention Office (EIEIO). Some of his research interests are in early intervention (birth to age 6), specifically models of service delivery, working with families, and child engagement. Over the years he had developed the Routines-Based Model of Early Intervention (Birth-6) and is involved in its implementation in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, and the U.S. He also developed the international community of practice called The RAM Group, to provide research and technical assistance on the Routines-Based Model. Professor McWilliam teaches doctoral students, lecture, conduct workshops, and write.

Child Engagement in Everyday Routines - Caregivers' Roles in Modern Early Intervention

Children are always learning, and adults are always teaching them. This session will open up a discussion about the learning opportunities that occur at home, in the community, and at school. Participants will hear about the four parenting activities that research has shown to be important for children’s development and functioning. One teaching method that works with all children, in all routines, for all skills will be presented. Finally, we will talk about how these evidence-based realities change the nature of early intervention services—from needs assessment to intervention with children and support of families to meaningful evaluation of our work.

What will I take away from the event?

Improve family <br>outcomes

Improve family
outcomes

Improve child <br/>outcomes

Improve child
outcomes

Improve professional <br/>capabilities

Improve professional
capabilities

Improve policy <br/>& program

Improve policy
& program

Programme

8.30 – 9.30        Registration
9.45 – 11.00      Child Engagement in Everyday Routines – by Prof Robin McWilliam
11.00 – 11.30    Performance by Very Special Choir
11.30 – 12.30    Lunch
12.30 – 14.30    Focus group discussion – by invitation only
                              Enabling Village tour – by SG Enable
9.30 – 14.30      Interest-based activity booth exhibition

Programme

8.30 – 9.30
Registration

9.45 – 11.00
Child Engagement in Everyday Routines – by Prof Robin McWilliam

11.00 – 11.30
Performance by Very Special Choir

11.30 – 12.30
Lunch

12.30 – 14.30
Focus group discussion – by invitation only
Enabling Village tour – by SG Enable

9.30 – 14.30 
Interest-based activity booth exhibition

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