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.

05 May 2009

May Activities

May 16 Family Support Group
May 16, 2009, Saturday, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
ASP Office, Room 307, ML Bldg., #47 Kamias Road, QC

Our FSG facilitator for the month of May is no other than Ms. Belina Regalado, the mom of Thristan Mendoza or better known as “Tum-Tum”, a world-class marimba musician.

“When Tum was still a kid, he hated video lights or any form of the shade of red. He could not bear the sounds of electric drills and food grinders. He didn’t like looking at the mirror. He has fascination over spinning objects such as electric fans and bicycle wheels. He needed a lot of prodding before he can join the other children.”

Tum made his presence felt in the music scene playing 3 musical instruments such as drums, cymbals and temple block. The same year, he was diagnosed with autism. By age 10, he performed a total of 120 shows with musicians around the world. Click here to see Tum’s performance during the 1st World Autism Awareness Day. (photo and text by Raph Torralba)

Listen as Belina speaks from her heart. Learn the experiences she faced in coping with all the struggles after her son was diagnosed with autism. Take home practical tips on parenting and how to advocate for your child with autism.

May 30 Back-to-Back Seminars
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
30 May 2009, Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:00 nn
Asian Social Institute, 1518 Leon Guinto cor. Escoda St., Malate Manila

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) approach teaches social, motor, and verbal behaviors as well as reasoning skills. ABA treatment is especially useful in teaching behaviors to children with autism who may otherwise not "pick up" these behaviors on their own as neuro-typical children would. The ABA approach can be used by a parent, counselor, or certified behavior analyst.

Communicating with Pictures
30 May 2009, Saturday, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Asian Social Institute, 1518 Leon Guinto cor. Escoda St., Malate Manila

For people having difficulty using speech as a primary mode of communication within school, home or community settings, pictures can be a good tool to help facilitate communication. Learn how using pictures to communicate with children with autism can be an effective way to get the message across, and visa versa.


Our Resource Speaker

Ms. Anna Fe C. Abad is a graduate of BS Physical Therapy at Our Lady of Fatima University and had earned Post Baccalaureate Degree in Special Education at the University of Perpetual Help, Laguna. A former Managing Director of Behavioral Management for Autistic Children (BMAC), she currently works as a Behavior Therapist and Consultant. Teacher Anna is one of the few accredited ABA practitioners in the country.

SEMINAR FEE is inclusive of certificate, handouts and snack

Pre-Registration Fee (until May 27, 2009)
Single Seminar (Member) - P 400.00
Single Seminar (Non-member) - P 500.00
Double Seminar (Member) - P 700.00
Double Seminar (Non-member) - P 900.00

On-site Registration Fee
Single Seminar (Member) - P 500.00
Single Seminar (Non-member) - P 600.00
Double Seminar (Member) - P 900.00
Double Seminar (Non-member) - P 1,100.00

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 80 slots available. No refund will be given to participants who did not show up on the date of the seminar. For more details, please call ASP at 926-6941 or 929-8447.

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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