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.

21 May 2018

Family Support Group for the month of June

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 Perlita So or fondly called Mommie Peng. Momie Peng juggles between being a full-time hands-on-mom to her two gems on the spectrum, Patrick and Angelo; while empowering her other adult children in handling the family business together with her husband. Patrick, who graduated with a degree in Life Sciences from the Ateneo de Manila University, is working in quality control for a pharmaceutical firm; while Angelo is undergoing life skills and job readiness programs. She also mentors new ASP chapters and inspires other families to explore our children's potential beyond the autism diagnosis.

Date: 16 June 2018, 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.


09 May 2018

The ASEAN Autism Games 2018 is on!

The Autism Society Philippines is preparing for the country's participation at the ASEAN Autism Games 2018! Organized by the ASEAN Autism Network and the Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability, this year's event comes in the wake of other successful regional friendship games.

In January 2016, autism advocates from ASEAN countries congregated in the University of the Philippines campus in Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines for the First ASEAN Autism Friendship Games, led by the Autism Society Philippines. In December 2016, the Myanmar Autism Association quarterbacked a milestone sporting event for their country -- the first exclusively for persons with autism -- at the Myanmar Paralympic Sports Center in Yangon, Myanmar. In October 2017, the Association of Parents of Thai Persons with Autism welcomed 800 participants -- the biggest number, so far -- for the Third ASEAN Autism Games, dubbed Disability-Inclusive Sports for Tomorrow in Bangkok, Thailand.

Participation in international sporting events breeds mutual understanding and friendship between athletes of autism, their parents and other supporters from all over the region through innovative autism-friendly recreation, leisure and sports activities.

The ASEAN Autism Games event will be held on date 20-21 October 2018. The Venue is Gelanggang Olah Raga Sumantri Brojonegoro in the area Kuningan, Central Jakarta, Indonesia. This year, the skills and talents of persons with autism will be positively promoted in track and field, swimming, Dodgebee, and traditional Indonesian games.

We would like to invite athletes who meet the following criteria to apply to be a member of the Philippine delegation.

... is an ASP member (can be completed before August 2018)
... with a formal autism diagnosis, verbal or non-verbal
... is in good physical health
... is 18 years old and above

Confirmed participants will be invited for assessments and practices. All expenses related to travel will be shouldered by the athlete and his/her family. We estimate all expenses per person to fall between USD 300 and USD 500. All athletes must travel with at least one parent.

07 May 2018

Join the Paralym Art World Cup 2018!

The Autism Society Philippine is organizing a stable of artists willing to compete at the Paralym Art World Cup, a series of annual art events which will culminate with the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020. The competition seeks to empower artists with disabilities all around the world. Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and fill out the form below.

Who can join?
Persons with autism, regardless of age, with a PWD ID or medical abstract from a developmental physician can join the competition.

What are the specifications of the art work?
Art work must be between A4 (210mm×297mm) to A3(297mm×420mm) in size. Art work can be digital paintings, colored pencil drawings, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, water color paintings, papercut art, print, embroidery, calligraphy, others. LIMITATIONS: When the surface of the submitted artwork is full of BUMPS to a degree that makes it impossible to scan, the artwork will not be considered for the contest. Photos and 3-dimensional objects will NOT be considered as legitimate applications.

How many entries can a PWA send?
Applicants can only send one entry.

What is the deadline for submission of entries?
25 May 2018, Friday, 5pm

What are the prizes?
Prizes include $5,000 (grand prize) and $2,500 (second prize). Award winners of key prizes will also be invited to Tokyo to attend the award ceremony to be held at the Imperial Hotel (https://www.imperialhotel.co.jp/e/tokyo/index.html) to attend the award ceremony and a social gala. Airfare and accommodation for PWA and parent are included. Award winners will be responsible for the cost of passport and Japanese visas.

What is the selection process*?
June 2018 - Premilinary screening by the Paralym Art World Cup Executive Committee and participating embassies in Japan
July 2018 - Final selection by judges panel and sponsor companies
July 2018 - Results will be announced through the Paralym Art World Cup website and award winners will be contacted individually by the Paralym Art World Cup Executive Committee.
July 2018 - Winning artworks must be sent to the Paralym Art World Cup Executive Committee by post. Shipping will be paid for by the committee).
August 2018 - Winning artworks will be displayed at the award ceremony.
*subject to change

05 May 2018

Behavior Management 101: From principles to practice

26 May 2018, Saturday
9AM - 4PM

Understand why your child behaves the way he/she does and how you as a parent, teacher or caregiver can teach them more appropriate ways to act.

During this seminar-workshop participants will have the opportunity to craft a behavior management plan for their child.

About our Speaker:
Cecile Sicam is one of the 11 original founders of the Autism Society Philippines. She has served ASP in many capacities, as Secretary, President from 2001 to 2004; Vice President. Cecile has been teaching children with special needs for more than 2 decades. She taught SpEd for three years Santa Clara County, California; and upon her return resumed her position as Program Coordinator of Bridges Foundation Inc. She served as BFI's Directress from 2010-2016. She was her son's job coach upon his transition from school. Her adult son, Likas, has been employed for more than a decade. Now retired, she is currently ASP's Board Secretary, Education Committee Head and Project Manager of the Homepowerment Project.

Seminar Details:
Date: 26 May 2018, Saturday
Time: 9:00AM - 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 May 22 or until slots last)
ASP Member- P 800.00
Non-Member- P 1, 000.00

On-site Registration
ASP Member- P 1, 000.00
Non-Member- P 1, 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. On-site registrants or walk- in will be accepted depending on the availability of slots. There will only be 45 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.


03 May 2018

Family Support Group for the month of May

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 Secretary, President from 2001 to 2004; Vice President. Cecile has been teaching children with special needs for more than 2 decades. She taught SpEd for three years Santa Clara County, California; and upon her return resumed her position as Program Coordinator of Bridges Foundation Inc. She served as BFI's Directress from 2010-2016. She was her son's job coach upon his transition from school. Her adult son, Likas, has been employed for more than a decade. Now retired, she is currently ASP's Board Secretary, Education Committee Head and Project Manager of the Homepowerment Project.

Date: 19 May 2018, 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.


 
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