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.

05 October 2018

Family Support Group for the Month of October

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.

Marivi and Alex Cabason with son Vinz


Marivi Cabason is one of the Founding Member and now serves as President of Autism Society Philippines - Marikina Valley Chapter. A servant leader and church worker is happily married to Alex Cabason, with four children. Her youngest child, Victor Lorenzo or Vinz, is on the spectrum.

Marivi is a graduate of BS Management Engineering from Ateneo de Manila University and has units in MA in Public Administration from University of the Philippines, Diliman. She recently retired as the assistant to the Dean of Science and Engineering at the Ateneo de Manila University.

Date: 20 October, 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.

01 October 2018

Yoga, Mindfulness and Autism

Common challenges children with ASD face are difficulty with expressive and receptive communication, sensory integration deficits and social/emotional challenges (understanding and recognizing facial expressions, social cues and their emotions as well as emotions of others). Many children ASD may also experience heightened levels of anxiety.

Recently, studies that have been done suggest that yoga can be of significant benefit to children with ASD. In addition to benefits typically associated with yoga such as increased strength, balance, coordination and flexibility, benefits such as increased social-emotional skills, language and communication, body awareness, self-regulation, focus and concentration and a reduction in anxiety, impulsive, obsessive, aggressive and self-stimulatory behaviors have also been noted.


About the Speaker

Elizabeth Montenegro-Rye is a Yoga Teacher for Individuals with Special Needs and the Founder of Perfect Soul Center for Education and Healing, a place serving the needs of neurodiverse individuals.

She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman. She learned yoga from various teachers both in the Philippines and abroad, most notably from Sivakami Sonia Sumar, the grand dame of yoga therapy for children with special needs.

As a special needs parent herself, Teacher Beth hopes to be able to share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness practices with teachers and parents navigating the world of special needs. See you on the mat! :-)


Things to bring:
1. Please bring a yoga mat.
2. Wear comfortable clothing.
3. Please have your last heavy meal at least 2 hours before the yoga session.
4. For individuals with hypertension, spinal injuries, seizure disorders and other health concerns, please inform the teacher prior to yoga practice.


Seminar Details:
Date: 27 October 2018, Saturday
Time: 8:30AM - 12:00NN
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 October 23 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

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 40 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.


05 September 2018

Family Support Group for the month of September 2018

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.


Momie Marieta with PWA son  Alexis

Marieta F. Tan is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and took her Masters Degree in Business Administration at University of Sto. Tomas. She decided to leave her job and become a fulltime mom to her four kids including her eldest son who has autism. She is the current President of ASP Lagro Chapter and now the Committee Chairperson of Barangay Council for the Protection of Children at Bgy Greater Lagro, Quezon City.

Date: 22 September, 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.

03 September 2018

Workshop on Response to Crisis Behavior Goes to VisMin!

Meltdowns and aggressive behaviors often occur with individuals with autism. This is a way for them to communicate something that is personally distressing. Parents, teachers, caregivers, and anyone who interacts with the individual should know how to respond to these events and help them through a tough experience -- while minimizing physical trauma and destruction to property. This workshop will help participants understand the cause of crisis behaviors, will provide tips on deescalating behaviors before they become meltdowns and provide practical tips on how to avoid injury for both the person with autism and those around them when aggressive behaviors occur. This learning opportunity is exclusively for ASP members -- parents, family members and professionals with clinical exposure to individuals with autism.

This workshop will involve physical movement; which is why participants will be limited to 30. Registered participants should come in comfortable attire which will allow them to move -- jewelry or sharp accessories are discouraged.

The Speaker

Cecile Sicam is one of the 11 original founders of the Autism Society Philippines. She has served ASP as President from 2001 to 2004; and as its current Secretary. Cecile has been teaching children with special needs for more than 2 decades. She taught SpEd for three years Santa Clara, California; and came back to serve Filipino children with special needs. She was instrumental in the founding of Professionals for Autism Foundation, Inc., Center for Autism and Related Disorders, the Philippine Association for Behavioral Analysis. Her adult son, Likas, is on the autism spectrum and has been employed for more than a decade.

Seminar Details

The workshop will be done in three cities. Please make sure you select the right session when registering.

Davao
Date/Time: 22 September 2018, Saturday, 1300H - 1700H
Venue: Ateneo 8th floor Media Room, Community Center Bldg. Roxas St. Davao City
Map: http://bit.ly/2CEQ0J2

Cagayan de Oro
Date/Time: 6 October 2018, Saturday, 1300H - 1700H
Venue: Executive Hall, Pilgrim Christian College
Map: http://bit.ly/2PYTlp5

Cebu
Date/Time: 20 October 2018, Saturday, 1300H - 1700H
Venue: Narra Room , Departent of Education Eco-Tech Center Sudlon Lahug Cebu City
Map: http://bit.ly/2Q0mIHl

Seminar Fees
Non-member – P 800.00 (inclusive of ASP membership) - Cebu
Non-member – P 500.00 (inclusive of ASP membership) - Davao and Cagayan de Oro
ASP Member – P 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. 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) 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.

31 August 2018

Seminar on Translating Communication Goals in the Home/Family

More often than not, individuals diagnosed with autism are also diagnosed to have speech and/or language deficits that significantly affect their ability to communicate. Individuals receive a speech/language assessments and are then recommended to receive speech/language therapy services with various goals and objectives. With the various and sometimes numerous concerns in the speech/language development of children with autism, it can sometimes be overwhelming to navigate through the information and the responsibilities involved in speech/language therapy. Under the premise that family is always considered as the primary caregiver of the individual with autism, this seminar will discuss some principles involved in speech/language therapy and how to implement strategies to facilitate development of communication skills and to more effectively follow-through in the individual’s home setting.


About the Speaker:

Marcus Reiner Roldan has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist for almost 16 years now and, ever since he began, he decided to focus on dealing primarily with pediatric cases. During his first 5 years, he provided speech/language therapy services in a private clinic setting. He went to the US and spent almost 6 years practicing in the school district setting. Sir Reiner came back to the Philippines in 2012 and has since been practicing in a hospital setting as well as in a private clinic setting.

He graduated from UP Manila finished BS Speech Pathology. Took some university classes in the US focusing on the special education system. He is currently a member of the Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists and taking Masters in Family Life and Child Development.

While he do occasionally see adult clients (such as stroke patients),  He decided to primarily involve himself with children and adolescents with speech/language concerns. He had experience providing speech-language therapy services for children with Down’s Syndrome, Intellectual Disability, Seizure Disorder, Articulation Disorders, Stuttering, and Receptive and Expressive Language Delays/Disorders. Throughout his career, he have always had several clients diagnosed with Autism and currently handling several children with different levels of severity in the Autism spectrum.


Seminar Details:
Date: 29 September 2018, Saturday
Time: 1:00PM - 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 September 25 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

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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