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.

10 November 2017

Seminar on Preparing for Employment

So What’s Next: Preparing for Employment
9AM to 12NN

Even before adolescents with disabilities are ready to sample different work experiences in the community, there are opportunities for them to get some work experience right in their own school buildings. This is an important first step in understanding the adolescent’s strengths and challenges within different types of work. Strengths can be built upon and challenges minimized before work experiences in the community begin. Know this and more with this training.

Click the link to register: http://bit.ly/2AhBf98




The Employee With Autism
1PM to 4PM

Much of the research and documentation of autism revolves around diagnosing children and autism's impact on the tasks of childhood. This time, IDEA Team explores aspects of Autism that are significant for adults and how they relate to employment.


Click the link to register: http://bit.ly/2zrDkBZ




Speakers:

Kathleen Therese Ascue, OTRP
After graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Santo Tomas and earning her PRC license on the same year, Teacher Kat has worked in Philippine Cerebral Palsy Inc., a non-government organization that serves Persons with Disability across Metro Manila and Visayas.

Throughout her 3 years of practice as an OT, she has coordinated several events and seminars outside Metro Manila to promote awareness about intervention and inclusion of children with neurodevelopmental and neurologic conditions in schools and communities.

Under PCPI, she also serves as a clinical supervisor for Occupational Therapy interns from a number of schools in Luzon and Visayas. In her hometown of Antipolo City, she is an OT consultant working pediatric and adolescent clients at Milestones Therapy Center. She is also one of the certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapists here in the Philippines by CBT Australia.

Krystel Dianne D. Tolentino
After taking MA SPED units from UP Diliman, and practicing as a SPED Consultant in the Philippines, the founder of IDEA went on and honed her craft in assessment, prevocational and vocational training under Autism Association of Singapore - Eden School in Singapore.

She is the former project consultant of Project Inclusion, supporting more than 100 PWDs to have access to work. Now, together with the IDEA team, she works with companies and organizations in making inclusive workplaces in the Philippines possible through supported employment, transition planning and job coaching.

Krystel holds a Certificate in Autism from Autism Resource Center Singapore, and a Certificate in Job Coaching from University of North Texas - Workplace Inclusion and Sustainable Employment Program. She is also a Life Coach of Organizational Change Consultants International (OCCI) Center for Learning.

31 October 2017

The 2018 Angels Walk for Autism Icon Shirt

The Autism Society Philippines has released the new Angels Walk for Autism Shirt design, in preparation for the Angels Walk for Autism 2018 on 14 January 2018 at the MOA Arena. Since 2007, the shirt design has evolved from being a promotional shirt to being a valued collector's item. Individuals with autism and their families wear the Angels Walk shirts all year round, inspiring inclusion without need for words.


The 2018 Angels Walk icon shirt was inspired by the popular basketball fan wingspan shirt. The shirts come in fern green and has one price, regardless of size.

You can avail of the limited edition 2018 Angels Walk Shirt in three ways.
1. Buy for cash. P170 for ASP Member and P220 for Non Member at the ASP National Headquarters in 11th Jamboree, Quezon City (http://bit.ly/1LwgklB).
2. Order on-line. http://bit.ly/2h4qSSe. This can be pick-up at the ASP National Headquarters or have shipped to your home.
3. Buy for cash at the SM MOA Arena at the day itself of the Angels Walk for Autism for P250. We will not accept RESERVATIONS.

SIZING | WIDTH | LENGTH
XL12 - 31" - 20.5"
T - 33" - 23"
XS - 35" - 24"
S - 37" - 25.5"
M - 39" - 27"
L - 41" - 27.5"
XL - 43" - 28"
XXL - 45" - 28.5"

Reminder:
--- No return, No exchange (except for damaged tshirt, with the same tshirt size only)
---Cut-off of shipping is every Wednesday, 11am. After cut-off your orders will be shipped on the following week. Last day of shipping request will be on 03 January 2018, Wednesday, 11am.
--- Please pay in exact amount to avoid delay in your order.
--- Tshirts purchased online can only be picked up at the ASP National Headquarters in 11th Jamboree, Quezon City (http://bit.ly/1LwgklB) upon FULL PAYMENT. THESE CANNOT BE PICKED UP AT THE SM MOA ARENA.


For questions and inquiries, please call us at +632 903-5496.

25 October 2017

Family Support Group for the month of November

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 meeting is Mary Grace Adviento serves as National Trustee of the Autism Society Philippines. A physical therapist by training but a copy center entrepreneur by profession, Grace is mother to CWA Adrian. Her down-to-earth and magnetic appeal makes her one of the best facilitators of Early Detection and Intervention Program and SM Autism Orientation. She brings encouragement to mothers that life with autism can be exciting, giving smiles of hope to other families. Grace has contributed to ASP in multiple capacities, most significantly as ASP’s President from 2010-2012.

Date: November 18, 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/asp-map2

Sign up for the Family Support Group via the on-line form below or call +632 903-5496. Only 15 seats are available.

03 October 2017

Family Support 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.


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: October 21, 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/asp-map2

Sign up for the Family Support Group via the on-line form below or call 410-4416. Only 15 seats are available.

30 September 2017

A Discussion on Pragmatic and Social Deficits and Intervention Strategies in School-Aged Children

Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and mainstreamed in regular schools struggle with interpreting social contexts, exhibiting expected conversational skills, and working in a group. They have trouble picking up on social cues such as facial expressions and body language. This seminar will focus on deficits in pragmatic and social skills and the different techniques to enhance social skills in school aged kids. Specific techniques incorporating various language-based approaches, useful tablet apps, and Social Thinking concepts will be discussed. Social Thinking is a teaching approach designed by Michelle Winner that can enhance and improve social thinking abilities in persons with social issues. This may be used with clients who have near average to above average language and cognitive skills. Teachers, therapists, para-professionals and parents can learn concepts, strategies and techniques on how to facilitate group interactions.


About the Speakers:

Ms. Kimberly Lim Geronimo
Speech and Language Pathologist

Ms Kim Geronimo is a co-founder and work as a speech and language pathologist at Primary Skills Foundation Inc. A faculty member in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences at University of Santo Tomas since 2011 up to present and currently a Speech and Language Consultant at International School Manila. She is also the co-founder and part-time owner of Possibility Weavers Learning Place and Primary Skills Therapy Center and worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She worked as a part time Speech and Language Pathologists at Bridges Foundation Inc in the year 1996 - 2000 and in St. Teodora School and Tutorial Center in the year 1997 - 1998.

Ms Kim graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology at University of the Philippines in 1995. She provides therapy to children with Down Syndrome, Autism, ADD/ADHD, Learning Disability with Behavioral Problems and Articulation Problems ages 12 months to 18 years of age. She attended trainings on Social Thinking Mentorship Program in California, USA in year 2004 and Social Thinking Clinical Training Level 1 in Singapore in year 2006.


Ms. Elinor Bautista
Speech and Language Pathologist

She works in Primary Skills Foundation Inc. since 2002 and at the University of the Philippines Manila as a Special Lecturer in SP 120 since 2015. She even worked in various Therapy Centers and Special Education Centers like Core Skills Therapy Center, J. Christmont School Inc., St. Teodora Tutorial School, Angel Gabriel OPST Clinic, New Hope Special Education Center & De Novo Special Education Center. A certified regular member of Philippines Association of Speech Pathologist.

Teacher Elinor had 3 educations and did lots of seminars and trainings since 1995. She graduated Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology at the University of the Philippines Manila. She has units in Master of Rehabilitation Science Major In Speech Pathology at the University of the Philippines Manila. Has also units in Master of Arts in Education Major in Special Education at the University of the Philippines Diliman.


Seminar Fees:
Pre-Registration (until October 17 or until slots last)
ASP Member- P 500.00
Non-Member- P 700.00

On-site Registration
ASP Member- P 600.00
Non-Member- P 800.00

Seminar Details:
Date: 21 Octoberr 2017, 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

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 02-410-4416 / 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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