The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

27 September 2021

Sensory Integration: Calming Strategies for the Home

Date: 23 October 2021, Saturday
Time: 9:00am (we are not accepting late-comers)
Register below to get the zoom link.
Deadline of registration is 22 October 2021, Friday at 12nn
This learning event is EXCLUSIVE TO ASP MEMBERS

Sensory Integration October 2021 Poster

Sensory Integration is about how our brain receives and processes sensory information so that we can do the things we need to do in our everyday life. Our brain interprets the information it receives, then uses all of this information to help us respond to our environment. Most persons with autism have problems with sensory integration and this manifests in odd or challenging behaviors. Movement is important in sensory stimulation and we need to make sure our children are moving and active. Participants will learn practical strategies and sensory-rich activities we can do at home that can help PWAs cope or overcome their sensory processing difficulties.

IMPORTANT: Validated members will receive an email with the Zoom details. Send us an email via autismphils@gmail.com if you have not received your Zoom credentials by Friday, 22 October at 1pm. Please do not share your link — only one device per name shall be accepted.

Our Moderator:

Ms Cecile Sicam
Cecile S. Sicam is one of the 11 original founders of the Autism Society Philippines. She has served ASP in many capacities, as Secretary, President from 2001 to 2004; Vice President.

Cecile has been teaching children with special needs for more than 2 decades. She taught SpEd for three years Santa Clara County, California; and upon her return resumed her position as Program Coordinator of Bridges Foundation Inc.


Our Speaker:

Ms Anya Sanchez
Maria Anya Paola P. Sanchez, OTRP works as an occupational therapist at the St. Luke’s Medical Center, QualiMed Surgery Center – Manila, and Independent Living Learning Centre. She is also a contributing writer for the blog of Theracare, a family-centered therapy clinic in Davao. When Anya was the Apple Tree Integrated School’s program consultant, she helped develop the institution’s Blended Learning Program for students with disabilities even before the pandemic. She was also the clinic coordinator of Apple Tree’s school-based therapy center. Together with the Apple Tree staff, Anya pioneered the school’s push-in therapy services, which allowed Apple Tree’s occupational therapists and speech pathologists to shadow their patients during classes and extra co-curricular activities. She also developed many of the guidelines for conducting push-in sessions virtually.

Anya took up BS Occupational Therapy at the UP Manila. This year, she obtained her Diploma in International Health at the UP Open University.

22 September 2021

ASP Family Support Group for October 2021

Date: 16 October 2021, Saturday
Time: 10:00am - 12:00nn
Register below to get the zoom link
Deadline of registration is 15 October 2021, Friday at 12nn

October 2021 FSG Poster

ASPs monthly family support group sessions bring together parents, siblings and other family members to talk about their journey in living with autism. Participants share their experiences and draw enlightenment and strength from others going through the same challenges.

The Autism Society Philippines -- together with this month's host, ASP Sta. Rosa -- welcome members and non-members, bound by a common experience that is autism. We aspire to educate, empower and inspire to help build an Autism-OK Philippines.

IMPORTANT: Send us an email via autismphils@gmail.com if you have not received your Zoom credentials by Friday, 15 October at 1pm. Please do not share your link — only one device per name shall be accepted.

Our Moderators:

Maria Joyla Ofrecia empowers families in the care and instruction of children and youth on the autism spectrum, as a valuable resource to the ASP Early Detection and Early Intervention Program, ASP Education Committee and the ASP HOMEpowerment Program. She organized and mentors the ASP chapters towards good governance and sustainability as the ASP South Luzon Cluster Head.

Her eldest is Juris, a young man on the autism spectrum. She has been a hands-on mother and for almost 15 years, has been implementing home intervention programs along with other center-based interventions not just for her own son but also for other children on the spectrum.

Marigin Cinco is a mother to Airam Josef, a 19-year old man on the spectrum. She is currently the President of ASP Sta. Rosa Chapter.

14 September 2021

Structured Teaching at Home

Date: 02 October 2021, Saturday
Time: 9:00am (we are not accepting late-comers)
Register below to get the zoom link.
Deadline of registration is 01 October 2021, Friday at 12nn
This learning event is EXCLUSIVE TO ASP MEMBERS

Structured Teaching at Home Poster


Structured teaching is a system for: organizing space; change of activities with schedules; work study systems to facilitate learning process; and material organization to promote independence. Its primary purpose is to improve adaptation of persons with autism by modifying or structuring the environment to accommodate learning challenges of those in the spectrum.

Long before the “new normal”, our resource person has been consistently practicing structured teaching at home. This zoominar features application of structured teaching at home from the resource person's personal experiences with her son on the autism spectrum and those of other families she met.

Participants will also be given practical tips on how to create doable routines, conducive learning spaces and visuals supports in small spaces at home.

IMPORTANT: Validated members will receive an email with the Zoom details. Send us an email via autismphils@gmail.com if you have not received your Zoom credentials by Friday, 01 October at 1pm. Please do not share your link — only one device per name shall be accepted.

Our Moderator:

Ms Cecile Sicam
Cecile S. Sicam is one of the 11 original founders of the Autism Society Philippines. She has served ASP in many capacities, as Secretary, President from 2001 to 2004; Vice President.

Cecile has been teaching children with special needs for more than 2 decades. She taught SpEd for three years Santa Clara County, California; and upon her return resumed her position as Program Coordinator of Bridges Foundation Inc.


Our Speaker:

Ms Dang Koe
Dang Uy Koe was honored as the inaugural ASEAN Prize laureate in 2018 for her regional autism advocacy. She is ASP’s Chairperson Emerita and Past Chairperson of ASEAN Autism Network. She graduated with degrees in Communication Arts from the University of Santo Tomas and the University of the Philippines. A sought-after speaker who travels to many parts of the country sharing hopes and building dreams with families living with autism, Dang is the recipient of 2013 Apolinario Mabini Award for Rehabilitation Volunteer and UST’s 2009 The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni Award for Humanitarian Service for her autism advocacy work.

Dang is the mother to three boys, including Gio, an adult on the autism spectrum, who propels her to be a passionate autism advocate.

13 September 2021

ASP Family Support Group for September 2021

Date: 18 September 2021, Saturday
Time: 10:00am - 12:00nn
Register below to get the zoom link
Deadline of registration is 17 September 2021, Friday at 12nn

September 2021 FSG Poster


ASPs monthly family support group sessions bring together parents, siblings and other family members to talk about their journey in living with autism. Participants share their experiences and draw enlightenment and strength from others going through the same challenges.

The Autism Society Philippines -- together with this month's host, ASP Angeles -- welcome members and non-members, bound by a common experience that is autism. We aspire to educate, empower and inspire to help build an Autism-OK Philippines.

Our Moderators:

Cecile S. Sicam is one of the 11 original founders of the Autism Society Philippines. She has served ASP in many capacities, as Secretary, President from 2001 to 2004; Vice President.

Cecile has been teaching children with special needs for more than 2 decades. She taught SpEd for three years Santa Clara County, California; and upon her return resumed her position as Program Coordinator of Bridges Foundation Inc.

Giselle Joyce G. Rivera is a mother to Jathniel Joyce, a 19 year old lady on the spectrum. She is currently the Chapter President of ASP Angeles.

Advocating awareness, acceptance and inclusion of persons on the Autism Spectrum in the city.



08 September 2021

Meet the New ASP Bacoor Officers for 2021 - 2023

We are grateful to all the official active members of ASP Bacoor and ASP Molino, who participated in our digital online voting and exercised their right to select the leaders of the new ASP Bacoor Chapter who will continue the advocacy and programs of the organization.

The new ASP Bacoor Officers, ranked according to percent of votes received, are:
The New ASP Bacoor Officers

#1 Estoque, Melody - 70.37%
#2 Lagarde, Rowena - 51.85%
#3 Arcelo, Teresita - 48.15%
#4 Macaroy,Agrifina - 44.44%
#5 Penales, Lucia - 44.44%

ASP Bacoor new officers will lead the chapter members for the next 2 years and will continue its local advocacy.

The leadership induction and positioning of the Executive Committee will occur in the coming days.

 
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