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.

23 September 2016

ASP PWAy Day on September 28: Burgers and Fries Making

"Compliment each other, like burgers and french fires" - Gucci Mane (antisocial)

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.


On September 28, Wednesday, from 2pm to 4pm, we will be conducting a class on Burgers and Fries Making. This informal class will also 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).

To attend, simply sign up on the form below and prepare a P100 donation to ASP 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."


13 September 2016

ASP PWAy Day on September 21: Sensory-Friendly Movie

"Watching a movie from beginning to end is like reading, because even though what you see are images, they are telling you a story." Guillermo Cabrera Infante


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 September 21, Wednesday, from 2pm to 4pm, 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 P50 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."


09 September 2016

Seminar on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and the Classroom Teacher
October 23, 2016
8am - 12pm

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) provides a means of communication for school age children who may not be able to use speech effectively to communicate and thereby increasing their participation in classroom activities. As there are only a limited number of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the school setting in the country, helping and collaborating with teachers to support students who are AAC users with complex communication needs in the classroom is a big challenge.

This seminar will provide participants an overview of augmentative and alternative communication; its components; and other relevant concepts such as vocabulary selection and organization. This seminar will also focus on providing participants with strategies that can be used to help their students integrate the use of no-tech or high-tech AAC systems in the classroom. This is in recognition of the crucial role of classroom teachers in the language development of their students and helping AAC users to generalize communication skills learned in the therapy room.


Speaker:

Barbara F. Munar, MRS-SP, CSP-PASP speech-language pathologist Barbara obtained both her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and her Masters in Rehabilitation Science—Speech Pathology from the University of the Philippines—Manila. She is currently taking her Doctor of Philosophy in Education in the field of Reading at the University of the Philippines—Diliman.

A full-time clinician with 20 years of clinical experience, she has worked extensively with children and adolescents with various developmental speech and language disorders including those with complex communication needs. She has actively pursued continuing education endeavors in the area of child speech-language development and disorders and has received an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) certification from the College of Allied Medical Professions (UP-Manila) and TINIG-AAC Project.

She is currently the managing partner of Core Skills Therapy Center—a company she had helped put up in 1998 that provides speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and behavior therapy services to pediatric clients with special needs. She is likewise a clinical supervisor and a special lecturer in the speech pathology undergraduate and graduate programs of the College of Allied Medical Professions, University of the Philippines—Manila.

Barbara has presented in local conferences. To date, she has turned her research interests towards oral language and literacy development, AAC and literacy in children with language disorders, and the narrative language of both typically-developing children and children with language disorders. She is focused towards the development and promotion of intervention practices that are designed specifically for Filipino children with special needs.

She had served as a member of the board of directors of the Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists from 2001-2004. She had assisted in establishing the speech-language pathology curriculum under the Technical Panel for Health Professions Education of the Commission on Higher Education in 2008.


Seminar Fees:
Pre-Registration (until October 19)
Member- P 600.00
Non-member- P 800.00

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


Seminar Details:
Date: 23 October 2016, Sunday
Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Venue: ASP National Headquarters, #9 11th Jamboree Street cor. Sct. Fuentabella, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Kamuning, Quezon City

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 60 slots available. On-site registrants will be accepted depending on the availability of slots. 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


07 September 2016

ASP PWAy Day on September 14: Pancake Making

"Love is a bicycle with two pancakes for wheels. You may see love as more of an exercise in hard work, but I see it as more of a breakfast on the go." Jarod Kintz

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.

On September 14, Wednesday, from 2pm to 4pm, we will be conducting a class on Pancake Making. This informal class will also teach the PWAs on proper food hygiene, simple pancake preparation, and presentation. Participants must bring their own hair net, apron, and closed shoes (no slippers or sandals please).

To attend, simply sign up on the form below and prepare a P50 donation to ASP 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 September 2016

Family Support Group for September 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.

Momie Beth with sons Cholo and Tristan

Our facilitator for this month is Elizabeth Udquin. Beth is a graduate of Clinical Psychology at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. She is mother to two children on the spectrum, Cholo and Tristan. Stories on Elizabeth and her family have appeared on Manila Bulletin and UNTV Channel 37. She has inspired others with her experience as a parent in various autism awareness talks and seminars. She’s currently taking up Masteral Degree on Special Education at Philippine Normal University. Mom Beth is also the Vice President of ASP UP-CAMP Manila Chapter.


Date: September 17, 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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