It was a very fun and exciting day as families from SMARTER Brunei and staff gathered together at the newly revamped Jerudong Park and playground for its ANNUAL FAMILY DAY. The newly revamped amusement park had a lot of new rides to offer. Families were able to enjoy spending time with their kids with autism as they walk around the park, laugh and scream as they soar up and down on the roller coaster, cruzed around the lagoon with the paddle boat, took the train to circle around the area, had their game faces on as they bump each other at the bump cars ride and had some delicious refreshments at KFC and Burger king.
Family day is a national initiative that promotes simple acts of parental engagement to help increase socialization and interaction within the family and the whole community. It also provides an excellent opportunity to connect with individuals with autism (IWA) and their family. Not just that, This activity will also increase interaction with others, integrate learned skills like waiting skills, turn taking, expose and enhance communication and conversational skills. Furthermore, the activity will increase awareness of autism to the public
Merry chatters and laughter filled the whole area as families, IWAS and therapists mingled around the newly revamped rides and at the refreshment areas. As the activity approach its end, everyone left the event full of smiles on their faces.