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.

09 June 2017

Seminars on Behavior Management and Sight Reading Techniques

Behavior Management
9AM - 12NN
Behavior Management is one of the most, if not the most, critical challenge every educator goes through.  This seminar aims to provide techniques and principles to handle crisis situations and to resolve potentially violent and dangerous classroom behaviors safely, less stressful, and without damaging the good student-teacher rapport.


Sight Reading Techniques
1PM-4PM
There are various Reading Strategies used to teach a student to read.  This seminar provides a supplementary and/or alternative approach to phonics or other Reading programs.  This approach gives an organized process to teach Reading to emergent readers from word recognition to reading sentences in a book.  This approach aims for students to increase vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and gives students an experience of immediate success.


The Speaker:

Maria Theresa Aficial or fondly called Teacher Tess has taught in college, high school, and Special Education.  She has worked with Bridges Foundation Inc. for 4 years before she went to the US as a Special Education teacher.  She is now currently teaching Life Skills, a self-contained class of children with Autism and Moderate Intellectual Disability, Kindergarten to 1st grade at Coyote Canyon Elementary School at Bullhead City, Arizona.  She has attended various in-state and on-site seminar training including STAR Program (Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research) and CPI (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention).  She is using and implementing the programs in her classroom and is receiving further regular training on the topics.


Seminar Fees:

Pre-Registration (until June 27 or until slots last)
Single Seminar
ASP Member- P 500.00
Non-Member- P 600.00

Double Seminar
ASP Member- P 800.00
Non-Member- P 1,200.00

On-site Registration
Single Seminar
ASP Member- P 600.00
Non-Member- P 700.00

Double Seminar
ASP Member- P 1,000.00
Non-Member- P 1,400.00

Seminar Details:
Date: 01 July 2017, Saturday
Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
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. 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 02-413-1942 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.


03 June 2017

ASP PWAy Day for the month of June

"Children with autism are colorful - they are often very beautiful and, like the rainbow, they stand out." -- Adele Devine

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 PWAs, 16 years old and above .



On June 7 - 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 June 14 - we will have a Cooking session. PWAs will cook Corn Dog using Pancake Mix - a simple yummy and quick food to prepare. For adults with autism, cooking can be an opportunity to increase independence, learn basic academic skills to use in a functional way. Cooking is a multi-sensory experience. Children who have sensory processing challenges can benefit greatly from the smells, textures and tastes involved with the cooking process. This will 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). Prepare a P150 donation when you get on-site.

On June 21 - we will have a Sensory Friendly Movie.  This will allow bringing up the lights, turning down sound volume, allowing families/PWAs to bring in their own snacks. PWAs can get up, dance, walk, shout, sing, go in and out of the room. This will provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for our special audience.

On June 28 - we will have for the first time - Fabric Weaving Workshop with Teacher Olive Lopez. Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. This workshop will gain the opportunity to play and explore with fabrics. Weave them together and create your own cloth masterpice. This activity will help improve motor skills, stimulates creativity, self esteem and others among the PWAs. The facilitator will bring the materials, please prepare P100 for the expenses and the P50  for donation.

"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."


01 June 2017

DADvocate Dance Mixxedfit For the Fam

Autism Society Philippines invites Daddies and their families who live with autism to a DADvocates Dance Mixxedfit for the Fam on 17 June 2017, Saturday at 10:00 AM at the Sportsloop Level 3, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Ave, Pasig City.


MixxedFit is a people-inspired dance fitness program that is a mix of explosive dancing and bootcamp training techniques.  Certified Mixxedfit Instructor Miss Donna Lim will lead this innovative dance-fitness incorporates different elements, all of which are designed to tone, strengthen, and increase endurance. MixxedFit will feel you energized, combining fun-loving dance moves with interval training and cardio workouts, individuals will enjoy an inspirational full body workout.

It also offers opportunities for parents of children with autism to socialize and meet co-parents. This is open for all parents and family members of children with autism and the individuals with autism. Attendees will wear comfortable workout clothes, such as leggings, workout pants, or shorts, wear appropriate footwear, do NOT wear sandals, flip flops, ballet shoes, hiking boots, or running shoes and bring water and towel. 

To register, simply sign up here http://bit.ly/2rmlYQZ


31 May 2017

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.

Momie Joyla and son Juris

Our facilitator for this month is Joy Ofrecia. She is a mother of two, Juris 17, he has autism & Patricia 16. She has been a hands-on mother and for 15 years, has been implementing home intervention programs along with other school/center-based interventions for her own son and 10 years for other children with autism. She has earned her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Angeles University Foundation. She conducts training to parents and professionals and orientations to different organizations and institutions on autism. She is the current president of the Autism Society Philippines City of San Fernando Pampanga Chapter and Program Director of Noah Autism Resource Center.  Teacher Joy finds her fulfillment in her role as an advocate of autism and an instrument to empowering parents of children with special needs. Her passion in what she does is fueled by the firm belief that she was tasked to fulfill God's purpose for her life.

Date: June 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.



09 May 2017

Seminar on All You Need to know About Autism

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects a child's ability to communicate and interact with others. 1 in 68 children are now diagnosed to be within the Autism Spectrum. Our speaker is Dr. Erminilda Avendaño who will expound on the process of diagnosing autism. This is also ideal for parents of children newly diagnosed with ASD as Dr. Avendaño will include all the facts about autism that every parent should know and explain the different interventions and what can and should be done at home. Parents will have the opportunity to ask anything they have wanted to know about autism.

About the Speaker:

Ermenilda L. Avendano, MD, FPPS, FCNSP, FPNA, FPSDBP is a Child Neurologist-Neurodevelopmental Pediatrican. She is the consultant and currently the Assistant Chair of Child Neuroscience Center and the Section Head of Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics in Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC). She is also the consultant in St. Luke’s Neurodevelopmental Center at St Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City.

Dr. Avendaño graduated Cum Laude of University of Santo Tomas with a degree on Bachelor of Science in Biology-Accelerated. She attained her Doctor of Medicine in University of Santo Tomas College of Medicine and Surgery with Postgraduate Internship  at  Santo Tomas University Hospital.

She has a training in Residency in Pediatrics,  Chief Residency,  Neurology and in Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics  at Philippine Children’s Medical Center. She also attended Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics  at Newcomen Centre, Guys Hospital, London and Training in Griffiths Mental Developmental Scales at  Tumbatin Clinic, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Australia.

Society Memberships:
Fellow member in Philippine Pediatric Society
Fellow, Child Neurology Society Philippines
Fellow, Philippine Neurological Association
Fellow, Philippine Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

International:
Member, International Child Neurology Association
Member, Asian and Oceanian Child Neurology Association
Member, Association of Research in Infant and Child Development


Seminar Fees:
Pre Registration (is until May 31 or until slots last)
ASP Member – P 400.00
Non-member – P 600.00

Onsite Registration
ASP Member – P 500.00
Non-member – P 700.00

Seminar Details:
Date: 03 June 2017, 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. 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 02-413-1942 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.



 
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