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.

13 November 2008

Activities for November 2008

Family Support Group Meeting

Janette Peña will facilitate this month’s family support group meeting. Ms. Jan is the President of ASP Bacoor Chapter and at the same time, a Board Trustee. Her passion in serving the autism community earned her a title as ASP’s “hypermom”. Ms. Jan has a 12-yr. old son with autism.

Date: 22 Nove,ber 2008, Saturday)
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: ASP Office-Rm 307, ML Building, 47 Kamias Road, Quezon City

November 30 Back to Back Seminars

Social Skills
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 nn

Children with pervasive developmental disorders, specifically those with autistic spectrum disorder have difficulty in the areas of social and emotional functioning. They experience difficulties in reading subtle social cues and understanding day to day social conventions, they have trouble perceiving and empathizing how others feel, or learning to be flexible on how they present themselves to others. * They seem to have missed out on developing coping strategies for the complexities of social interaction* (Stewart, 2002).  In this training, the speaker will share her experience and the strategies and programs she used for children with social skills deficit.


Joji Reynes-Santos finished her bachelor’s degree in education with a major in special education from the UP-Diliman. At present, T. Joji is completing her thesis on reading comprehension for individuals with autism for her Master’s Degree in Reading, also in UP. She is the Program Director of Candent Learning Haus (formerly Camp Discovery) in Las Piñas City. She is also a consultant to several schools and has given numerous talks, lectures and seminars on special children and education.


Preparation for Better Handwriting
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Good handwriting is needed by students in order to display what they know and advance through grade levels. When training children with poor handwriting, adults usually have them write over and over, hoping they eventually "catch" it and improve the quality of their work. This workshop describes the factors that affect handwriting -- motor skills, sensory skills, ergonomic factors and behavioral issues. Developing foundational skills will result in better handwriting as the end-product. A hundred and one strategies and activities will be given.

Anna Liza Yap is a licensed occupational therapist, registered both in the Philippines and USA. She took BS Occupational Therapy at UP-Manila and an 18 credit units for her Masters Degree program in Special Education at UP-Diliman. Teacher Anna has several work experiences here and abroad being an occupational therapist. She organizes and serves as main speaker and facilitator for numerous seminars and workshops, mainly on Sensory Integration. She has also attended numerous seminars, workshops, and conferences. Teacher Anna owns and run a therapy center based in Manila.

Venue: Asian Social Institute (ASI)
Address: 1518 L. Guinto cor. Escoda Streets, Malate, Manila
Seminar Fee includes handouts, certificate, and snacks

Pre-Registration Fee (until November 26, 2008)
Single Seminar | Member- P 400.00 | Non-member- 500.00
Double Seminar | Member- P 700.00 | Non-member- 800.00

On-site Registration Fee
Single Seminar | Member- P 500.00 | Non-member- 600.00
Double Seminar | Member- P 800.00 | Non-member-1,000.00

Pre-registered participants may pay to Autism Society Philippines, Banco de Oro, Savings Account # 3980002955. Please fax the deposit slip with the name/s of participant/s to ASP office and bring it on the day of the seminar. On-site registrants will be accepted depending on the availability of slots. There will only be 70 slots available. No refund will be given to participants who did not show up on the date of the seminar. For inquiries, please call 9266941/9298447

The ASP Seminar Series 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 of their own and don’t necessarily reflect that of the views of the organization.

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