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.

21 May 2018

Family Support Group for the month of June

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.


Our facilitator for this month is Perlita So or fondly called Mommie Peng. Momie Peng juggles between being a full-time hands-on-mom to her two gems on the spectrum, Patrick and Angelo; while empowering her other adult children in handling the family business together with her husband. Patrick, who graduated with a degree in Life Sciences from the Ateneo de Manila University, is working in quality control for a pharmaceutical firm; while Angelo is undergoing life skills and job readiness programs. She also mentors new ASP chapters and inspires other families to explore our children's potential beyond the autism diagnosis.

Date: 16 June 2018, Saturday
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Venue: Autism Society Philippines National Headquarters
Address: #9 11th Jamboree Street cor. Sct. Fuentebella, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City
Map: http://bit.ly/1LwgklB

Sign up for the Family Support Group via the on-line form below or call +632 903.5496. Only 15 seats are available.


07 May 2018

Join the Paralym Art World Cup 2018!

The Autism Society Philippine is organizing a stable of artists willing to compete at the Paralym Art World Cup, a series of annual art events which will culminate with the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020. The competition seeks to empower artists with disabilities all around the world. Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and fill out the form below.

Who can join?
Persons with autism, regardless of age, with a PWD ID or medical abstract from a developmental physician can join the competition.

What are the specifications of the art work?
Art work must be between A4 (210mm×297mm) to A3(297mm×420mm) in size. Art work can be digital paintings, colored pencil drawings, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, water color paintings, papercut art, print, embroidery, calligraphy, others. LIMITATIONS: When the surface of the submitted artwork is full of BUMPS to a degree that makes it impossible to scan, the artwork will not be considered for the contest. Photos and 3-dimensional objects will NOT be considered as legitimate applications.

How many entries can a PWA send?
Applicants can only send one entry.

What is the deadline for submission of entries?
25 May 2018, Friday, 5pm

What are the prizes?
Prizes include $5,000 (grand prize) and $2,500 (second prize). Award winners of key prizes will also be invited to Tokyo to attend the award ceremony to be held at the Imperial Hotel (https://www.imperialhotel.co.jp/e/tokyo/index.html) to attend the award ceremony and a social gala. Airfare and accommodation for PWA and parent are included. Award winners will be responsible for the cost of passport and Japanese visas.

What is the selection process*?
June 2018 - Premilinary screening by the Paralym Art World Cup Executive Committee and participating embassies in Japan
July 2018 - Final selection by judges panel and sponsor companies
July 2018 - Results will be announced through the Paralym Art World Cup website and award winners will be contacted individually by the Paralym Art World Cup Executive Committee.
July 2018 - Winning artworks must be sent to the Paralym Art World Cup Executive Committee by post. Shipping will be paid for by the committee).
August 2018 - Winning artworks will be displayed at the award ceremony.
*subject to change

05 May 2018

Behavior Management 101: From principles to practice

26 May 2018, Saturday
9AM - 4PM

Understand why your child behaves the way he/she does and how you as a parent, teacher or caregiver can teach them more appropriate ways to act.

During this seminar-workshop participants will have the opportunity to craft a behavior management plan for their child.

About our Speaker:
Cecile 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. She served as BFI's Directress from 2010-2016. She was her son's job coach upon his transition from school. Her adult son, Likas, has been employed for more than a decade. Now retired, she is currently ASP's Board Secretary, Education Committee Head and Project Manager of the Homepowerment Project.

Seminar Details:
Date: 26 May 2018, Saturday
Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Venue: ASP National Headquarters, #9 11th Jamboree Street cor. Sct. Fuentebella, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City
Map: http://bit.ly/asp-map2

Seminar Fees:
Pre-Registration (until May 22 or until slots last)
ASP Member- P 800.00
Non-Member- P 1, 000.00

On-site Registration
ASP Member- P 1, 000.00
Non-Member- P 1, 200.00

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 45 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 02-903-5496.

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.


03 May 2018

Family Support Group for the month of May

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 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. She served as BFI's Directress from 2010-2016. She was her son's job coach upon his transition from school. Her adult son, Likas, has been employed for more than a decade. Now retired, she is currently ASP's Board Secretary, Education Committee Head and Project Manager of the Homepowerment Project.

Date: 19 May 2018, Saturday
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Venue: Autism Society Philippines National Headquarters
Address: #9 11th Jamboree Street cor. Sct. Fuentebella, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City
Map: http://bit.ly/1LwgklB

Sign up for the Family Support Group via the on-line form below or call +632 903.5496. Only 15 seats are available.


27 April 2018

Seminar on All You Need to know About Autism


19 May 2018, Saturday
8:30AM - 12:00NN


Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects a child's ability to communicate and interact with others. 1 in 68 children are now diagnosed to be within the Autism Spectrum. Our speaker is Dr. Ermenilda Avendaño who will expound on the process of diagnosing autism. This is also ideal for parents of children newly diagnosed with ASD as Dr. Avendaño will include all the facts about autism that every parent should know and explain the different interventions and what can and should be done at home. Parents will have the opportunity to ask anything they have wanted to know about autism.

About the Speaker:

Ermenilda L. Avendaño, MD, FPPS, FCNSP, FPNA, FPSDBP is a Child Neurologist-Neurodevelopmental Pediatrican. She is the consultant and currently the Assistant Chair of Child Neuroscience Center and the Section Head of Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics in Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC). She is also the consultant in St. Luke’s Neurodevelopmental Center at St Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City.

Dr. Avendaño graduated Cum Laude of University of Santo Tomas with a degree on Bachelor of Science in Biology-Accelerated. She attained her Doctor of Medicine in University of Santo Tomas College of Medicine and Surgery with Postgraduate Internship  at  Santo Tomas University Hospital.

She has a training in Residency in Pediatrics,  Chief Residency,  Neurology and in Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics  at Philippine Children’s Medical Center. She also attended Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics  at Newcomen Centre, Guys Hospital, London and Training in Griffiths Mental Developmental Scales at  Tumbatin Clinic, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Australia. Her professional affiliations include the Philippine Pediatric Society, Child Neurology Society Philippines, Philippine Neurological Association, Philippine Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, International Child Neurology Association, Asian and Oceanian Child Neurology Association and Association of Research in Infant and Child Development.

Seminar Fees:
Pre Registration (is until May 15 or until slots last)
ASP Member – P 400.00
Non-member – P 600.00

Onsite Registration
ASP Member – P 500.00
Non-member – P 700.00

Seminar Details:
Date: 19 May 2018, Saturday
Time: 8:30AM - 12:00PM
Venue: ASP National Headquarters, #9 11th Jamboree Street cor. Sct. Fuentebella, Brgy. Sacred Heart, 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 70 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 02-903-5496

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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