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.

25 July 2016

ASP PWAy Day on July 27: Yoga for Relaxation

"Relaxation is a feeling of refreshed tranquility and an absence on tension or worry."

The Autism Society Philippines "PWAy Day" --pronounced [pwey'-dey] -- happens every Wednesday. The weekly activities aim 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 July 27, Teacher Gaizel Adan will guide the group in movements designed to promote wellness and relaxation. The class is open to PWAs, 16 years old and above who may be accompanied by a maximum of one (1) companion.

Participants must sign up on the form below and bring the following.
- P 50 donation to ASP
- comfortable work-out clothes, preferably green
- yoga mat
- towel and an extra shirt

"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 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."


14 July 2016

ASP PWAy Day on July 20: Sensory-Friendly Movie

"Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me." Tim Burton

The Autism Society Philippines Wednesday "PWAy Day" aims to provide enrichment for children 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 July 20, Wednesday, from 2pm to 5pm, we will be conducting a sensory-friendly movie viewing. To provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for our special audience, ASP will allow bringing up the lights, turning down sound volume, allowing families/PWAs to bring in their own snacks and welcoming audience members to get up, dance, walk, shout, sing, go in and out of the room.

This is open to PWAs of all ages. A P20 donation per head is requested. PWAs may bring their food to share.

"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."


11 July 2016

ASP PWAy Day on July 13: Artismo: Manga + Mandala

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas 

The Autism Society Philippines Wednesday "PWAy Day" aims to provide enrichment for teens and adults with autism (16 years old and above) 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 July 13, Wednesday, from 2pm to 5pm, we will be conducting a session on art. PWA Paulo Guzman will teach how to draw Manga faces. PWAymates also have the option to color Mandala (adult coloring) cards.

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.

"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."



06 July 2016

July 30 Seminar on Where to go NEXT: Preparation for Employment

Where to go NEXT: Preparation for Employment
8AM - 12PM

Persons with autism need to be prepared for work when they get older. Unfortunately, there is a gap between and actual practice.

To address this gap, a group of professionals started the IDEA Project (Independence, Dignity, Employability and Employment, and Advocacy) to empower the Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and their families with knowledge about adult outcomes and what happens after school, largely focusing on Independence, Dignity, Employability and Advocacy.

In this seminar, you will get to know the occupational options for PWAs, the existing models of employment, get an overview of how to prepare them for productive occupations many more.

Speaker:
Dominic U. Cheoc, OTRP. Has a professional interest in evaluation and intervention of adolescent and adult clients who have employment-related concerns. Dominic is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from University of the Philippines - Manila in 2011. He has worked as an Occupational Therapist Consultant to various schools and handled different clients with special needs and becomes a full time Instructor at the University of the Philippines – Manila in 2012-2015. At present, he is an Occupational Therapist Consultant at Canopy Therapy Center, Therapy Works, Inc and Chatter Therapy Center, handling pediatric clients with different developmental disability. 

He is also one of a consultant along with Developmental Pediatricians and other medical professionals in creating a Transition Clinic for Youth with Developmental Disabilities at Developmental and Behavioral Studies Unit (DBSU), PGH (started on July 2013)


Seminar Fees:

Pre-Registration (until July 26 or until slots last)
Member- P 600.00
Non-member- P 800.00

On-site Registration
Member- P 700.00
Non-member- 900.00

Seminar Details
Date: 30 July 2016, Saturday
Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
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. 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 02-413-1942 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


01 July 2016

Family Support Group for July 2016

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.

Macky with Mom Jo

Our facilitator for the July 16 Family Support Group session is Josephine Palomares. Jo Palomares has long been the face of autism advocacy for ASP Diliman Chapter. After serving as the President of the chapter for multiple terms, she continues to serve the disability community as she leads the Kaakibat ng Autism Society Philippines Inc. Multipurpose Cooperative; and contributes as an active member of the Association for Adults with Autism. She owns and personally manages a thriving model airplane export business in Bulacan. Her son Macky is on the spectrum.


Date: July 16, Saturday
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Venue: Autism Society Philippines National Headquarters
Address: #9 11th Jamboree Street cor. Sct. Fuentabella, Barangay Sacred Heart, 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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