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.

30 March 2017

Family Support group on April 2017

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: April 22, 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 March 2017

Family Support Group on March 2017

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.

Marie Grace Gomez is a Associate Professor 2 and a faculty member of the Special Education Area, UP College of Education at University of the Philippines Diliman. She is also the Director of the Diliman Learning Resource Center. Doctor Grace is currently connected with the Counselor Education Area of the College of Education.

She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science (1998), a Master of Arts in Education Degree with major in Guidance (2003), a Doctor of Philosophy in Education degree majoring in Guidance (2007) and another Doctor of Philosophy in Education Degree majoring in Special Education (2012).

Date: March 18, 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.


Seminar on Applied Behavior Analysis on March 25

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as a field is exploding. This young science has been widely endorsed and accepted as treatment for children with autism by many well-respected organizations like US Surgeon General. Despite popularity, ABA seems to be largely misunderstood by many families of children with autism (CWA) and other professionals. There are thousands of professionals helping children with special needs in the Philippines and unfortunately there are only 3 Board Certified Behavior Analysts’ (BCBA) among them. Ms. Kathryn Mendoza is the only and first native BCBA residing in the Philippines. She will bring to us clear understanding of the science, professionals in the service team and ABA as a treatment for CWA.

There will only be 30 slots available.

Our Speaker:
Kathryn Millano-Mendoza, MA Ed., BCBA
Program Director, Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Kathryn Millano-Mendoza completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Education, specializing in Child Study at Philippine Normal University, Manila. She finished basic and advance Applied Behavior Analysis course series at Florida Institute of Technology. She was under supervision of Sorah Stein – a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and Certified Sexuality Educator and with Cherish Twigg – also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, both based in USA. Ms Kathryn has a certification on Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) International, the first and only Filipino BCBA in the Philippines.

She began working in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis with children with developmental delays in 2002. She was introduced to Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior in 2007 during her training and employment in Tokyo, Japan as a behaviour therapist and a learning support teacher. She founded PIECES in 2010 to provide ABA program services for children with developmental disabilities and to train competitive behavioral technicians. She previously has been a part of an educational support group for children with Autism as a Senior Consultant Instructor in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Her work experience includes working with children in a one-on-one home setting, assisting children in mainstream schools, working and supervising ABA program in a school for children with special needs, running hands-on parent and teacher training workshops and consulting on in-home ABA programs.

Seminar Fees

Pre Registration (is until March 15 or until slots last)
ASP Member – P 500.00
Non-member – P 600.00

Onsite Registration
ASP Member – P 600.00
Non-member – P 700.00

Seminar Details:
Date: 25 March 2017, Saturday
Time: 8:00AM - 12:00NN
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.



17 February 2017

ASP PWAy Day for the month of February and March 2017

In fact, the socialization gives us the tools to fill our evolutionary roles. They are our building blocks.  - Warren Farrell

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. This will be every Wednesday, from 2pm to 4pm at ASP Headquarters. This is open to all PWAs, 16 years old and above .




On February 22 - we will be conducting a session on Videoke. Participants will sing their favorite song. With all the freestyle singing and dancing, there is much fun to be had!

On March 1 - Miss Donna Lim will  conduct a second class on MixxedFit® - a people-inspired dance fitness program that is a mix of explosive dancing and boot camp toning.  Everything about our dance fitness program can be described as explosive – all of our movements are always big, exaggerated, full-out, and our very best.

On March 8 - we will have a Sensory-Friendly Movie - a activity that will bring a unique movie experience to our PWAs. This will provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for our special audience. As part of the activity, ASP will allow bringing up the lights, turning down sound volume, allowing families/PWAs to bring in their own snacks. PWAs can get up, dance, walk, shout, sing, go in and out of the room.

On March 15 - we will have a Cooking session on Hotdog Roll for PWAs. This will teach the PWAs on proper food hygiene, simple food preparation, and presentation. Participants must bring their own hair net, apron, and closed shoes (no slippers or sandals please). Prepare a P150 donation when you get on-site.

On March 22 - there will be a session on Watercolor Painting with Teacher Amos Manlangit. This activity will highlights the creativity of the PWAs and freely express themselves in order to develop their natural artistic abilities. It promotes communication, emotional growth and sensory integration while also fostering social interaction in a fun setting. Participants must bring their own painting materials - watercolors in tubes (reeves brand), illustration boards 15x20inch and nylon brush (soft bristles).

On March 29 - we will be conducting a Yoga for Relaxation with Teacher Elizabeth Montenegro-Rye. This will guide the group in movements designed to promote wellness and relaxation. Yoga has a lot of benefits for PWAs, such as increase the cognitive skills and social-communicative behaviors, this can help to release difficult emotions such as anger, frustration or anxiety in more healthy and constructive manners, help also to increased body awareness and developed self confidence and self esteem. Bring you own mat on this activity.

We would like to foster independence among our participants. But if needed, a maximum of one (1) companion per PWA will be allowed in the training room. To attend, simply sign up on the form below and prepare a P50 donation on every activity (except for cooking session) 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 February 2017

Family Support Group for February 18

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.


Mommy  Peng So is a current ASP National Trustee. Peng juggles between being a full-time, hands-on-mom to her two gems on the spectrum, Patrick and Angelo; and, with her husband, empowering her other adult children in handling the family business. Peng has inspired many with her fortitude in guiding  her two sons on the spectrum. Patrick graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in BS Life Sciences and has taken a certification course in UST and is now Certified Securities Specialist.  Angelo ,on the other hand, undergoes functional life skills and pre-vocational training in a SPED program. By a fortunate stroke of serendipity, Peng was introduced to ASP and autism advocacy; and she has never looked back. Advocating for autism acceptance and inclusion has become a part of her daily agenda. She inspires others to think beyond the autism diagnosis and to enrich the lives of children with autism by gifting them with valuable life experiences.


Date: February 18, 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.



 
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