Creating an Inclusive Community (A Pre-Conference Programme)
Participants who attended the Canossaville Children’s and Community Services SMC2018 pre-conference event earlier this week were inspired by the dedication of the centre’s staff and their approach towards the plans and vision of Canossaville – to ensure that all children (regardless of their abilities) have a place of education. The centre is a place where everyone is included, and where barriers are removed as students are encouraged to develop themselves.
Canossaville believes that ‘Inclusion’ is a journey, one that is tailored to meet the different needs of children with additional needs. It is not just a set of strategies or merely placement of their students in a mainstream school. It come with an accompaniment of a change in mindsets and having heart in what they do. Canossaville puts into place the main features of inclusion – Access, Participation and Support. To ensure the needs of their children are met holistically by initiating a multi-disciplinary collaboration between different professionals. These stakeholders include parents, teachers, an educational psychologist, external agencies, a social worker, an occupational therapist, and a speech and language therapist.
For more information or to sign up for Social Mission Conference 2018: www.caritas-singapore.org/smc2018