“Life is a movie, let love play its role.”
Bridging the Gap was founded by our clinical director, Janice Tay, as she has been inspired with by her own son. Having it experience for herself what it is like to have a child with special needs, she hopes to offer an early intervention that will cater to children with diverse needs. Moved by love, Bridging the Gap has now reached its 4th year, yet another milestone in making a difference in the lives of the children.
As part of the 4th year Anniversary celebration, Bridging the Gap organized a “SPEDtacular Movie Day”, a block screening of Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiuniverse of Madness” @ Golden Village, City Square Mall. Nothing can go wrong with a Superhero theme. If you’re thinking we let our students watch in the movie theatre, you are mistaken. This movie is for the parents, to give them the much-needed quality time with their spouses.
Often, raising a special needs child requires so much time, energy, and resources, that other relationships with the family start to suffer. Whether it is the marriage that suffers by lack of attention or siblings that act out due to jealousy. Parents will need to remember that their spouse, their relationship, and the children’s relationship with their siblings need just as much consideration and effort. Ensuring that everyone is talking and knows what is going on helps a great deal to build patience and understanding for everyone. And this is not easy. Sometimes, what the parents/caregivers need is a BREAK. This movie day is perfect for it!
The parents are then ushered to Golden Village @ Level 5 after dropping off their children in the center. These are some of the pre-movie “date” photos of our dear parents.
…their children are also having the time of their lives with the fun activities and surprises that the teachers prepared at Bridging the Gap City Square Mall. The activities include music & movement, arts & crafts, story-telling, sensory play, sensory gym and also a superhero movie.
Once the movie ended, the parents went to fetch their children from the center. Even with the masks on, we can see how the eyes of the parents are smiling as they’re waiting for the child. What touched our hearts is that most (if not all) parents are saying, “I can’t remember the last time I went on a movie date with my wife/husband.” There is no perfect recipe in being parents. However, we can’t blame parents for wanting to do and give anything for their kids even if it puts spouses’ quality time at stake.
It’s why this anniversary is not just to celebrate the years of teaching the children.
This is to celebrate YOU… our dear parents, for all your love, efforts and sacrifices.
In behalf of Bridging the Gap Family, we want to thank you for choosing your child’s journey with us.