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.

07 July 2019

Nominations for the 9th Jollibee Family Values Awards are open!

The Autism Society Philippines chapters and members are encouraged to send nominations to the Jollibee Family Values Awards to join the ranks of past winners who have advocated for persons on the autism spectrum and their families.

"The Jollibee Family Values Awards (JFVA) is an annual recognition program of the country’s leading fast-food chain for exemplary Filipino families. It seeks to give honor to deserving families who exemplify positive Filipino family values such as generosity, compassion, love for the community, love for the environment, among others, while also providing selfless service to their communities. The JFVA has demonstrated that the Philippines boasts of a priceless class of heroes – entire families of socially responsible citizens who share the same values of making a difference in the lives of other people and communities." Special awards are given to exemplary families who uphold the rights of persons with disabilities.

The JFVA has seen it fitting to honor families affiliated with the Autism Society Philippines in the past years:

The Viscocho Family of Baguio, Benguet
2016 Winner
Special Citation for PWDs

The Pena Family of Dasmarinas, Cavite
2015 Winner

Mechanics and nomination forms can be found at https://jfva.jollibee.com.ph. Please direct all questions and comments to the organizers.

05 July 2019

Evidence-Based Autism Intervention and Success Case Studies

27 July 2019
8:30am - 12:00nn

This moderated webcast will present a case of success covering the topics of communication, direct instruction, time management and making good choices from preschool age to early adulthood. 





About the Speaker:

Loukia Tsami, MA, BCBA, LBA completed the Applied Behavior Analysis certification program at Florida Institute of Technology. She graduated from Northcentral University with a Master of Arts degree in Psychology. She currently works as a research associate at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the University of Houston Clear Lake. Tsami is faculty at the University of Texas, Health Science Center and Baylor College of Medicine. Her research interests and publications include the topics of assessment and treatment of problem behavior as well as parent training via telehealth. She is the founder of Telehealth ABA World Project through which parents and educators who work with children with autism and other disabilities in 24 countries receive free training services.


Seminar Rates: (certificate and snack included) 
The Seminar is exclusive to members of the Autism Society Philippines. Seminar rate is until July 25th only, additional P200 for walkin registration.
P 400 - Seminar only (For existing ASP Members)
P 900 - Seminar + ASP membership

Seminar fees may be deposited 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 02-9035496.

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 July 2019

Family Support Group for the month of July

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 Mary Grace Adviento. Momie Grace has contributed to the autism advocacy in multiple capacities, most significantly as ASP’s President from 2010-2012. She was a pioneer facilitator for the ASP Early Detection and Intervention Program and SM Caring for Customers with Specials Needs seminars. Grace is mother to Adrian, a young man on the autism spectrum.

Date: 27 July 2019, 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 July 2019

ASP PWAy Day for the months of July and August

Kids have to be exposed to different things in order to develop. A child’s not going to find out he likes to play a musical instrument if you never exposed him to it… -- Temple Grandin

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 PWA members, 16 years old and above.



On July 3 - we will have an art lesson - DIY Photo Frames Art.  Photo frames put those moments you’ve captured on display, so you’re surrounded by meaning and memories. Preserve all your life's important moments with DIY Photo Frames Art. Please bring your own scissor, glue, glue gun, 5 to 10 3R pictures of you and your family and the P200 donation.

On July 10 - we will have a fun Indoor Games for Adults with Autism. This activity will help adults with autism to increase and develop the following: social interaction among other PWAs, help your PWAs to seek out lifelong friendships while learning how to take turns and partake in socially appropriate behaviors, build the skills required for communication through playing and interacting, physical activity is also suggested to improve self-esteem. Participants must wear comfortable shoes, bring extra shirt, water and a simple snacks.

On July 17 - CANCELED we will have a cooking session. Kutsinta or kuchinta or even brown rice cake is a type of “kakanin”. Kutsinta is somewhat sticky yet chewey at the same time and is best eaten with grated coconut on top. In addition, this is one of the most popular Filipino desserts to date. This will teach the PWAs on proper food hygiene, simple food preparation, and presentation. Participants must bring their own hair net, apron, disposable food container and wear closed shoes (no slippers or sandals please). Prepare a P200 donation when you get on-site.

On July 24 -  Join us again with Teacher Elizabeth Montenegro-Rye for a Yoga for Relaxation. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga helps adults with autism in many ways. It develops motor skills, enhances balance and stability and develops body awareness.Yoga improves confidence and social skills, learning self-control and self-calming techniques through yoga, they are likely to grow confidence in interacting with others and refine their social skills. It is also help the PWAs to be calm and relax. Bring you own mat on this activity.

On July 31 -  we will have a cooking session. Kutsinta or kuchinta or even brown rice cake is a type of “kakanin”. Kutsinta is somewhat sticky yet chewey at the same time and is best eaten with grated coconut on top. In addition, this is one of the most popular Filipino desserts to date. This will teach the PWAs on proper food hygiene, simple food preparation, and presentation. Participants must bring their own hair net, apron, disposable food container and wear closed shoes (no slippers or sandals please). Prepare a P200 donation 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."


25 May 2019

Sensory Integration Strategies

What: Sensory Integration Strategies
When: 22 June 2019, 9am - 12nn
Where: ASP National Headquarters (http://bit.ly/asp-map2)

Sensory Integration is about how our brain receives and processes sensory information so that we can do the things we need to do in our everyday life. Our brain interprets the information it receives, then uses all of this information to help us respond to our environment. Most persons with autism have problems with sensory integration and this manifests in odd or challenging behaviors. Participants will learn practical strategies that can help PWAs cope or overcome their sensory processing difficulties.



About the Speaker:

Carolyn R. Mahinay, OTRP, OT (UK), (Ireland)
Ms Carolyn has a 20 years working experience as Licensed Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Worked from various centers in the Philippines and Qatar as Consultant and Senior Occupational Therapist since 2000 up to present. Has a Masteral Units in Special Education at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. Finished her degree in Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy at Emilio Aguinaldo College. She is a certified OT in the UK and Ireland.

Seminar Rates: (certificate and snacks included)
The Seminar is exclusive to members of the Autism Society Philippines
P 400 - Seminar only (For existing ASP Members)
P 900 - Seminar + ASP membership

Seminar fees may be deposited 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 02-9035496.

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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