The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

10 November 2021

Nurturing Social Skills in children and youth on the spectrum

Date: 27 November 2021, Saturday
Time: 9:00am (we are not accepting late-comers)
Register below to get the zoom link.
Deadline of registration is 26 November 2021, Friday at 12nn
This learning event is EXCLUSIVE TO ASP MEMBERS

November 2021 Poster



Social Stories are tools that can help learners better understand themselves, others, and the world in general. It will help them become better at problem solving and making decisions for themselves and by themselves. This webinar will cover what Social Stories are and how to use them. There will be opportunities for participants to distinguish a social story from other types of stories, to contextualize available social stories, and even create their own social stories.

IMPORTANT: Validated members will receive an email with the Zoom details. Send us an email via autismphils@gmail.com if you have not received your Zoom credentials by Friday, 26 November 2021 at 1pm. Please do not share your link — only one device per name shall be accepted.

Our Moderator:

Ms Cecile Sicam
Cecile S. 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.


Our Speaker:

Ms Jonellie Reynes-Santos
Jonellie Reynes- Santos or better known as Teacher Joji is a Special education and literacy specialist. She has worked with a diverse group of learners: children to adults, neuro-typical and neuro-diverse learners, teachers, peace and inclusion advocates, and even prisoners from the maximum compound of the New Bilibid Prison. She not only coaches neuro-diverse learners to improve their quality of life but coaches their family as well. She does this through one-on-one coaching for parents, transition planning workshops for parents and family, siblings and friends support workshops, inclusive camps, and through the books she has written.

She is a published author of textbooks and children’s literature. She has contributed in the BASA Pilipinas leveled readers for grade 3 and picture books for kindergarten. Her book about a boy with autism, Inside Daniel’s Head, is available in Adarna Publishing House. She earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Master’s degree in Reading Education in the University of the Philippines. She is currently completing her PhD in History and Philosophy of Education also in the same university. Her research works are focused on literacy and the philosophy of inclusive education. She has been a consultant for various organizations and has designed and implemented modules for teacher training in literacy, inclusive education, and inclusive disaster response and reduction modules.

08 November 2021

ASP Family Support Group for November 2021

Date: 20 November 2021, Saturday
Time: 10:00am - 12:00nn
Register below to get the zoom link
Deadline of registration is 19 November 2021, Friday at 12nn

November 2021 FSG Poster


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.

The Autism Society Philippines -- together with this month's host, ASP Marikina -- welcome members and non-members, bound by a common experience that is autism. We aspire to educate, empower and inspire to help build an Autism-OK Philippines.

IMPORTANT: Send us an email via autismphils@gmail.com if you have not received your Zoom credentials by Friday, 19 November at 1pm. Please do not share your link — only one device per name shall be accepted.

Our Moderators:

Lorenzo “LJay” Sumulong III is the past president of ASP Antipolo and currently one of the Trustee of ASP National. LJay built the autism advocacy in his community in Antipolo, Rizal, through the establishment of a strong connection with the local government and the implementation of creative, relevant events and projects for the benefit of children and youth on the autism spectrum and their families.

Merlita Tatlonghari Dailo, Teacher Menchie to her students, is a sped consultant and reading intervention specialist at Milestones Therapy Center for 11 years. Before that, she worked in an inclusive school for 3 years. She has Bachelor's degree in Asian Studies, MA in Education major in Special Education and trained in Orton Gillingham reading approach.

More importantly, she is a mother to a adult with autism, who was employed through the help of ASP Autism Works. She studied special education when he was still young to understand autism and to be able to guide him. She is currently the treasurer of ASP Marikina.

27 September 2021

Sensory Integration: Calming Strategies for the Home

Date: 23 October 2021, Saturday
Time: 9:00am (we are not accepting late-comers)
Register below to get the zoom link.
Deadline of registration is 22 October 2021, Friday at 12nn
This learning event is EXCLUSIVE TO ASP MEMBERS

Sensory Integration October 2021 Poster

Sensory Integration is about how our brain receives and processes sensory information so that we can do the things we need to do in our everyday life. Our brain interprets the information it receives, then uses all of this information to help us respond to our environment. Most persons with autism have problems with sensory integration and this manifests in odd or challenging behaviors. Movement is important in sensory stimulation and we need to make sure our children are moving and active. Participants will learn practical strategies and sensory-rich activities we can do at home that can help PWAs cope or overcome their sensory processing difficulties.

IMPORTANT: Validated members will receive an email with the Zoom details. Send us an email via autismphils@gmail.com if you have not received your Zoom credentials by Friday, 22 October at 1pm. Please do not share your link — only one device per name shall be accepted.

Our Moderator:

Ms Cecile Sicam
Cecile S. 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.


Our Speaker:

Ms Anya Sanchez
Maria Anya Paola P. Sanchez, OTRP works as an occupational therapist at the St. Luke’s Medical Center, QualiMed Surgery Center – Manila, and Independent Living Learning Centre. She is also a contributing writer for the blog of Theracare, a family-centered therapy clinic in Davao. When Anya was the Apple Tree Integrated School’s program consultant, she helped develop the institution’s Blended Learning Program for students with disabilities even before the pandemic. She was also the clinic coordinator of Apple Tree’s school-based therapy center. Together with the Apple Tree staff, Anya pioneered the school’s push-in therapy services, which allowed Apple Tree’s occupational therapists and speech pathologists to shadow their patients during classes and extra co-curricular activities. She also developed many of the guidelines for conducting push-in sessions virtually.

Anya took up BS Occupational Therapy at the UP Manila. This year, she obtained her Diploma in International Health at the UP Open University.

22 September 2021

ASP Family Support Group for October 2021

Date: 16 October 2021, Saturday
Time: 10:00am - 12:00nn
Register below to get the zoom link
Deadline of registration is 15 October 2021, Friday at 12nn

October 2021 FSG Poster

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.

The Autism Society Philippines -- together with this month's host, ASP Sta. Rosa -- welcome members and non-members, bound by a common experience that is autism. We aspire to educate, empower and inspire to help build an Autism-OK Philippines.

IMPORTANT: Send us an email via autismphils@gmail.com if you have not received your Zoom credentials by Friday, 15 October at 1pm. Please do not share your link — only one device per name shall be accepted.

Our Moderators:

Maria Joyla Ofrecia empowers families in the care and instruction of children and youth on the autism spectrum, as a valuable resource to the ASP Early Detection and Early Intervention Program, ASP Education Committee and the ASP HOMEpowerment Program. She organized and mentors the ASP chapters towards good governance and sustainability as the ASP South Luzon Cluster Head.

Her eldest is Juris, a young man on the autism spectrum. She has been a hands-on mother and for almost 15 years, has been implementing home intervention programs along with other center-based interventions not just for her own son but also for other children on the spectrum.

Marigin Cinco is a mother to Airam Josef, a 19-year old man on the spectrum. She is currently the President of ASP Sta. Rosa Chapter.

14 September 2021

Structured Teaching at Home

Date: 02 October 2021, Saturday
Time: 9:00am (we are not accepting late-comers)
Register below to get the zoom link.
Deadline of registration is 01 October 2021, Friday at 12nn
This learning event is EXCLUSIVE TO ASP MEMBERS

Structured Teaching at Home Poster


Structured teaching is a system for: organizing space; change of activities with schedules; work study systems to facilitate learning process; and material organization to promote independence. Its primary purpose is to improve adaptation of persons with autism by modifying or structuring the environment to accommodate learning challenges of those in the spectrum.

Long before the “new normal”, our resource person has been consistently practicing structured teaching at home. This zoominar features application of structured teaching at home from the resource person's personal experiences with her son on the autism spectrum and those of other families she met.

Participants will also be given practical tips on how to create doable routines, conducive learning spaces and visuals supports in small spaces at home.

IMPORTANT: Validated members will receive an email with the Zoom details. Send us an email via autismphils@gmail.com if you have not received your Zoom credentials by Friday, 01 October at 1pm. Please do not share your link — only one device per name shall be accepted.

Our Moderator:

Ms Cecile Sicam
Cecile S. 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.


Our Speaker:

Ms Dang Koe
Dang Uy Koe was honored as the inaugural ASEAN Prize laureate in 2018 for her regional autism advocacy. She is ASP’s Chairperson Emerita and Past Chairperson of ASEAN Autism Network. She graduated with degrees in Communication Arts from the University of Santo Tomas and the University of the Philippines. A sought-after speaker who travels to many parts of the country sharing hopes and building dreams with families living with autism, Dang is the recipient of 2013 Apolinario Mabini Award for Rehabilitation Volunteer and UST’s 2009 The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni Award for Humanitarian Service for her autism advocacy work.

Dang is the mother to three boys, including Gio, an adult on the autism spectrum, who propels her to be a passionate autism advocate.

 
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