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.

17 November 2016

ASP PWAy Day on November 23: Christmas Card Making

"At Christmas, all  roads lead home" - Marjorie Holmes

The Autism Society Philippines Wednesday "PWAy Day" aims 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 November 23, Wednesday, from 2pm to 4pm, we will conduct a session on "Christmas Card Making". Adult PWAs will teach how to make a simple Christmas Card that can give to their love ones in this Christmas Season. 

To attend, simply sign up on the form below and prepare a P50 donation to ASP when you get on-site.

"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 a 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. By keeping PWAs active and engaged outside the home, we are also training the society to be more aware of what autism is, to be more appreciative of their gifts and to be more accommodating of their deficits."

13 November 2016

Nominations For ASP National Trustees 2017-2018

Are you or someone you know interested in serving ASP? Someone with a strong history of volunteerism? Someone who has selflessly served the national organization or a local chapter? Someone with the skills and connections to grow our advocacy? Then nominate them today!

From 13 November 2016 until 16 December 2016, nominations are now welcome for the 11 ASP National Trustee positions.


This year’s Election Committee (EleCom) Chair is Ms. Jennette F. Rodriguez, President of ASP UP CAMP Manila chapter. She and other members of the Election Committee, Mr. Cenin Faderogao (EleCom Vice Chair), Carla Dizon and Abby Mendoza will validate the status of all nominators and the qualifications of all the nominees and confirm their eligibility via email and phone.

On 7 January 2017, ASP National will elect its new leadership – 11 trustees – who will lead the organization for the next 2 years and continue its national advocacy.

Nomination Guidelines:
1. For an ASP member to nominate another member to the board, he/she must be an ASP member with an updated membership as of 31 October 2016 and a member for at least six months.

2. An ASP member may nominate himself.

3. Nominees must meet the following criteria:
3.1. an active ASP member in good standing for at least two consecutive years
3.2. related to a person with autism by consanguinity or affinity up to the 4th civil degree
3.3. of good moral character
3.4. able to attend the ASP General Assembly on 7 January 2017, Saturday
3.5. able to attend regular and special meetings in the National office in Quezon City as needed.
3.6. able to shoulder transportation to and from ASP meetings and events.
3.7. able to head a committee.

4. If a nominee does not meet the above-mentioned qualifications, the ASP member who nominated him/her may email the EleCom Chair a “Request for Consideration” highlighting the candidate’s other attributes. EleCom Chair shall consult with the ASP National Trustees for a decision.

Nomination Process:
1. To nominate, please fill-up the Candidacy Nomination Form below.
2. You will receive a confirmation of the nomination you have submitted.  However, the nominees must approve or accept their nomination to be included in the final list of candidates.
3. We shall be posting the final list of candidates on 19 December 2016.

Voting Process:
1. Members may cast their ballot via electronic voting 19 December 2016 to 6 January 2017.
2. Members may cast their ballot via electronic voting if they meet the following criteria.
2.1. Live outside Metro Manila
2.2. Will be able to attend the General Assembly on 7 January 2017, Saturday.
3. Tentative venue of the General Assembly and Elections is the G/F Lopez Building, MERALCO Compound, Pasig City.
4. The conduct of the elections will be based on the ASP National By-Laws.  Decisions of the Election Committee will be deemed final.

Timeline:

Nomination Period                        14 November - 16 December 2016
Online Elections                            19 December 2016 - 6 January 2017
General Assembly                         7 January 2017, Saturday

11 November 2016

ASP PWAy Day on November 16: Angels Christmas Decor Making

"Good news from heaven the angels bring; glad tidings to the earth they sing: To us this day a child is given, To crown us with the joy of heaven.” – Martin Luther

The Autism Society Philippines Wednesday "PWAy Day" aims 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 November 16, Wednesday, from 2pm to 4pm, we will conduct a session on "Angels Christmas Decor Making". Adult PWAs will teach how to make different Angels Decor for the Christmas Season. 

To attend, simply sign up on the form below and prepare a P50 donation to ASP when you get on-site.

"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 a 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. By keeping PWAs active and engaged outside the home, we are also training the society to be more aware of what autism is, to be more appreciative of their gifts and to be more accommodating of their deficits."

05 November 2016

ASP PWAy Day on November 9: Paper Parol Making

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” ~ Charles Schulz

The Autism Society Philippines Wednesday "PWAy Day" aims 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 November 9, Wednesday, from 2pm to 4pm, we will conduct a session on "Paper Parol Making". Adult PWAs will teach how to make a simple parol in time for the Christmas Season. Chosen work may be display as Christmas decoration at ASP Headquarters.

To attend, simply sign up on the form below and prepare a P50 donation to ASP when you get on-site.

"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 a 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. By keeping PWAs active and engaged outside the home, we are also training the society to be more aware of what autism is, to be more appreciative of their gifts and to be more accommodating of their deficits."




03 November 2016

Seminar on Simplified Assessment and Educational Planning

Children spend just a few hours in school everyday and majority of the day at home.  Collaboration between home and school vital is therefore vital to maximize the potential of your child with special needs.

How are assessment and IEPs made? 
What are the parents’ role in individualized Education Planning (IEP) process?  
How can home-school collaboration be effected?

These are some of the questions Elizabeth Rey-Matias, MD & PhD, Anna Blanca, PhD and Jason Reyes will address when they share tips and experiences on how to make and implement IEPs for the home.  

This seminar-workshop can be especially helpful for Parents and Special Education teachers both in public and private institutions. 

Since this is a training workshop, participants will be limited to 30.


About the Speakers:

Jason Martin R. Reyes
A graduate of Asia Pacific College, Makati City with a Degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Computer Information Systems Management and is currently taking her Masters Degree in Education Major in Special Education (Completed 36 units out of 45) at the St. Joseph College, Kalusugan, New Manila, Quezon City, Metro Manila.

He has an extensive training and work experience in Computer Programming. He conducted free assessment and developed IEPs for students in public and private schools. Jason Martin is a sibling of a person with special needs.


Antonia Benlayo Blanca
Multi-Awarded teacher, professor and lecturer, Antonia Benlayo Blanca gained his Doctorate of Philosophy in Special Education at University of the Philippines. Graduated with a Degree in Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) Major in Physical Education and English at the University of the East.

Also took a Graduate Certificate in Special Education (MAT) (Teaching the Hearing Impaired) and Master of Arts in Education with Specialization in Special Education (Teaching the Hearing Impaired) at Philippine Normal University.

She has held many positions as elementary and secondary school teacher both in private and public schools. She retired from her position as Assistant Chief, Bureau of Elementary Education-Special Education Division. A Sign language Interpreter and Trainer at Philippine Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PRID).


Ma. Elizabeth Villanueva - Rey-Matias, M.D., PTRP, PTR, MHPEd, PhD SPED
She holds a degree in BS Physical Therapy from the University of Santo Tomas. She attained her Doctor of Medicine degree from the same institution in 1988, her Masters in Health Professions Education from the National Teachers Training Center, University of the Philippines Manila in 1999 and her PhD in Special Education in 2009.

She is currently a Full time Professor at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences at the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute. She owned and operated the I CARE SCHOOL (Individualized Children’s Academic Readiness and Enhancement School) in Quezon City from 2002-2004

She is a staunch advocate for TransDisciplinary Approach for the Early Intervention
of Children With Developmental Delay and is a valued resource person on Adolescent Sexuality in Children With Disabilities.


Seminar Fees

Registration is until November 16 or until slots last
ASP Member – P 1, 000
Non-member – P 1, 200


Seminar Details:

Topic: Simplified Assessment and Educational Planning For Parents
Date: 19 November 2016, Saturday
Time: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
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. On-site registrants or walk- in will be accepted depending on the availability of slots. There will only be 30 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.

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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