The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

26 August 2016

Play with Clay Workshop on September 24

September 24, 2016
1PM


This class is a basic introduction to the use of clay modeling. The activity aims to provide a fun and sensorial hands-on experience with clay. This tactile activity also encourages creativity and imagination for children with autism. Games and small collaborations using their artworks are also included in the activity for socialization. The clay used can be air-dried for souvenirs.

The speaker will conduct a lecture and demonstrations of examples on using clay. There will also be hands-on workshops in the form of coaching with the aid of the volunteers.

Participants are Children with autism, around 4-10 years old with interest in arts and crafts. Fine motor, verbal and artistic skills are not required. However, at least compliance in a classroom setting and tolerance in touching clay should be observed. 


Speakers/Facilitators:
Precious Jewel R. Gamboa is a graduate of Bachelor of Fine Arts (78 units) Major in Visual communication at University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City. She also graduated with flying colors as cum laude in Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Special Education minor in Health Education at University of the Philippines. A 6th Placer for Licensure Examination for Teachers (L.E.T.) 2010 in Secondary Education Major in Physical Sciences. She received the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship for SY 2015-2017, Teacher Training Program for Art Education in Nara University of Education, Nara Japan by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). An Art Teacher to different school, organization and centers like One World School in Makai City, The Healing Touch Center in Quezon City, LitCore Center for Holistic Literacy Development in Quezon City etc. Winner of the 6 Best Paintings featured at the PNOC 2013 Calendar in the Philippine National Oil Company Painting Competition year August 2012. Also a finalist of the Resorts World Manila Jeepney Design Art Contest year December 2011. 


Christine Joy T. Asas graduated with flying colors as cum laude with the degree in Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Special Education Minor in Language at the Univeristy of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City. A nominee for UPEAA Outstanding Student Teacher Award. A Program Director in LitCore Center for Holistic Literacy Development in Quezon City. A Trainer/Resource Speaker on Literacy Boost Program (National Project) in Save the Children from year November 2012-2015. Also a researcher and  Resource Speakers from various events like Guru film of Plan International,  2015 SPED Summer Institutue of Department of Education Division of City Schools-Manila and Reading Intervention, Assessment at Work of Autism Society Philippines UP Camp Manila Chapter and others.


Seminar Fee:
For CWAs aged 4 to 10 years old
P250 ASP Members
P300 Non Members
Includes Art Materials

Activity Details:
Date: 24 September 2016, Saturday 
Time: 1PM - 3PM.
Venue: ASP National Headquarters, #9 11th Jamboree Street cor. Sct. Fuentabella, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Kamuning, Quezon City
Map: http://bit.ly/1LwgklB

Participants may pay to Autism Society Philippines, Metrobank, Kamias Branch Account Number 047-3-04751874-2. Please email the scan copy of your deposit slip with the name/s of participant/s and contact numbers to autismphils@gmail.com and bring it on the day of the seminar. There will only be 12 slots available. No refund will be given to participants who do not show up on the date of the seminar. For more details, please call ASP at 02-413-1942 or 02-410-4416.



17 August 2016

ASP PWAy Day on August 24: Spaghetti Dish Making

"Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti."  --Sophia Loren

The Autism Society Philippines "PWAy Day" --pronounced [pwey'-dey] -- happens every Wednesday.  The weekly activities aim to provide enrichment for teens and adults with autism who are not currently enrolled in schools.  ASP PWAy Days will offer opportunities to learn new skills, to socialize with non-family members and to have fun.

On August 24, we will be breaking out the stoves and pans again for a session on making spaghetti and garlic bread.  We are looking forward to an afternoon of experiencing how to prepare a simple merienda for family and friends.

Participants must sign up on the form below and prepare a P150 donation to ASP.  Participants must also bring an apron and wear closed shoes (no slippers or sandals).

"Adults with autism who are no longer in school end up in the fringes of society." Mona Magno-Veluz, ASP National President shares, "ASP is deeply invested in building a society where individuals with autism be the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive and socially-accepted members of the community -- no matter where they are on the spectrum."


05 August 2016

Family Support Group for August 2016

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. We welcome members and non-members to this intimate gathering. New ASP members are encouraged to join.


Cecile Sicam is one of the 11 original founders of the Autism Society Philippines.  She has served ASP in many capacities, as President from 2001 to 2004; and as its current Secretary.  Cecile has been instrumental in the founding of Professionals for Autism Foundation, Inc., Center for Autism and Related Disorders, the Philippine Association for Behavioral Analysis. She taught SpEd for three years Santa Clara, California; and came back to serve Filipino children with special needs. She is currently one of the Program Coordinators of Bridges Foundation, Inc. Her adult son, Likas, has been employed for more than a decade.

Date: August 20, Saturday
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Venue: Autism Society Philippines National Headquarters
Address: #9 11th Jamboree Street cor. Sct. Fuentabella, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Kamuning, Quezon City
Map: http://bit.ly/1LwgklB


Sign up for the Family Support Group via the on-line form below or call 413-1942 or 410-4416. Only 15 seats are available.


03 August 2016

ASP PWAy Day on August 10: Videoke Duets

"To sing a duet together means sharing with someone both the pleasure and the responsibility of making music." --Andrea Bocelli


The Autism Society Philippines "PWAy Day" --pronounced [pwey'-dey] -- happens every Wednesday. The weekly activities aim to provide enrichment for teens and adults with autism who are not currently enrolled in schools. ASP PWAy Days will offer opportunities to learn new skills, to socialize with non-family members and to have fun.

On August 10, we will sing and lip synch hits new and old -- together with new friends from the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines. With all the freestyle singing and dancing, there is much fun to be had!

Participants must sign up on the form below and prepare a P50 donation to ASP.

"Adults with autism who are no longer in school end up in the fringes of society." Mona Magno-Veluz, ASP National President shares, "ASP is deeply invested in building a society where individuals with autism be the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive and socially-accepted members of the community -- no matter where they are on the spectrum."


01 August 2016

Seminar on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and the Classroom Teacher
August 28, 2016
8am - 12pm

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) provides a means of communication for school age children who may not be able to use speech effectively to communicate and thereby increasing their participation in classroom activities. As there are only a limited number of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the school setting in the country, helping and collaborating with teachers to support students who are AAC users with complex communication needs in the classroom is a big challenge.

This seminar will provide participants an overview of augmentative and alternative communication; its components; and other relevant concepts such as vocabulary selection and organization. This seminar will also focus on providing participants with strategies that can be used to help their students integrate the use of no-tech or high-tech AAC systems in the classroom. This is in recognition of the crucial role of classroom teachers in the language development of their students and helping AAC users to generalize communication skills learned in the therapy room.


Speaker:
Barbara F. Munar, MRS-SP, CSP-PASP speech-language pathologist Barbara obtained both her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and her Masters in Rehabilitation Science—Speech Pathology from the University of the Philippines—Manila. She is currently taking her Doctor of Philosophy in Education in the field of Reading at the University of the Philippines—Diliman.

A full-time clinician with 20 years of clinical experience, she has worked extensively with children and adolescents with various developmental speech and language disorders including those with complex communication needs. She has actively pursued continuing education endeavors in the area of child speech-language development and disorders and has received an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) certification from the College of Allied Medical Professions (UP-Manila) and TINIG-AAC Project.

She is currently the managing partner of Core Skills Therapy Center—a company she had helped put up in 1998 that provides speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and behavior therapy services to pediatric clients with special needs. She is likewise a clinical supervisor and a special lecturer in the speech pathology undergraduate and graduate programs of the College of Allied Medical Professions, University of the Philippines—Manila.

Barbara has presented in local conferences. To date, she has turned her research interests towards oral language and literacy development, AAC and literacy in children with language disorders, and the narrative language of both typically-developing children and children with language disorders. She is focused towards the development and promotion of intervention practices that are designed specifically for Filipino children with special needs.

She had served as a member of the board of directors of the Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists from 2001-2004. She had assisted in establishing the speech-language pathology curriculum under the Technical Panel for Health Professions Education of the Commission on Higher Education in 2008.


Seminar Fees:
Pre-Registration (until August 24)
Member- P 600.00
Non-member- P 800.00

On-site Registration
Member- P 700.00
Non-member- 900.00


Seminar Details:
Date: 28 August 2016, Sunday
Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Venue: ASP National Headquarters, #9 11th Jamboree Street cor. Sct. Fuentabella, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Kamuning, Quezon City
Map: http://bit.ly/1LwgklB

Pre-registered participants may pay to Autism Society Philippines, Metrobank, Kamias Branch Account Number 047-3-04751874-2. Please email the scan copy of your deposit slip with the name/s of participant/s and contact numbers to autismphils@gmail.com and bring it on the day of the seminar. There will only be 70 slots available. On-site registrants will be accepted depending on the availability of slots. No refund will be given to participants who do not show up on the date of the seminar. For more details, please call ASP at 02-413-1942 or 02-410-4416.

The ASP Education and Empowerment Program serves as a platform to educate Filipino parents and professionals on the various interventions, modalities and theories surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorder. Their application and implementation are left at your discretion. The views and personal experiences of the speakers are their own and may not necessarily reflect the views of the organization


 
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