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.

14 November 2008

ASP Chapter Activities for November 2008

The Language of Autism

This seminar aims to provide knowledge and understanding of common language and communication problems in children with autism. Focal points of discussion will also center on available options and therapy procedures that effect as well as facilitate improvements.

Ms. Mae Sadicon is a BS Speech Pathology graduate of the UP Manila College of Allied Medical Professions. Teacher Mae is currently connected with SPEECH Clinic and St. Luke’s Neurodevelopmental Center. She has likewise returned to her alma mater as a special lecturer.

For Iloilo
Venue: Centennial Plaza Hotel
Date: November 15, 2008
Contact Person: Ms. Neva Gregorios (09214319797)

For Cebu
Venue: Castle Peak Hotel
Date: November 16, 2008
Contact Person: Haidi Fajardo (09063123887)

Brain Gym

BrainGym is more than being just an adjunct to education and occupational therapy. BrainGym movements are the foundation of an innovative program called Educational Kinesiology which involves gentle brain-body movements that help free neutral pathways and make learning easier and faster for all students with learning challenges.

Ms. Gless Repia-De La Cruz is a licensed Occupational Therapist. She is BrainGym’s Instructor and Consultant, a prestige granted to her by Educational Kinesiology Foundation in Ventura California. She is a seasoned presenter and facilitator. She is experienced in handling special children, adolescents and adults.

Venue: Abcede Hall, Philam Village Clubhouse, Pamplona, Las PiƱas City
Date: November 15, 2008
Contact Person: Mr. Evert Malapad (09102239995) of ASP Metro South

Facilitating Communication at Home

The lecture is designed to help parents and other professionals in facilitating communication and language acquisition at home. The lecture would include discussions of speech and language as well as the different techniques used for achieving language milestones.

Ms. Kate Reyes is a BS Speech Pathology graduate of the UP Manila, College of Allied Medical Professionals in 2001. She served as a Clinical Supervisor of UP Camp in 2006. She is a co-owner of Independently, a family centered clinic in San Pascual, Batangas. Kate is a consultant of various centers in the country. She currently engages in research and continuing education of speech therapists in the management of children with various speech and language disorder. For the past 7 years, Kate has been a clinician, researcher, teacher and consultant.

Venue: CDIC Rizal St., Lipa City
Date: November 16,2008
Contact Person: Ms. Mean Magsino (09194963333) of ASP Lipa

Structuring Home and School for PWAs

Learn how a family’s team work and support from licensed therapists help Dang and Gio, her teen with autism, re-structure their home and school environment to the principles of physical structure, schedules, work systems, to task organization. Be inspired by Dang’s personal testimonies and practical tips.

Erlinda “Dang” Koe is currently the President of Autism Society Philippines. She “re-engineered” her home to facilitate structured teaching for her son with autism. She is a sought-after conference and seminar speaker, and travels around the country as such. She finished her AB Communication Arts at UST Faculty of Arts and Letters and Masters at UP-Diliman, Quezon City.

Date: November 29, 2008
Contact Person: Dr. Gie Abuyabor (09173063539) of ASP Tacloban Chapter

Alyana Film Showing

Date: November 29, 2008
Contact Person: Dr. Gina Flores (09175044171) of ASP Batangas Chapter
Click here to view trailer

Garage Sale

Date: November 28, 29 and 30
ASP Lagro Chapter

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