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.

18 November 2009

August 29 Back to Back Seminars

Another pair of interesting, informative and affordable back-to-back seminars was held at Asian Social Institute last August 29.

Dr. Mercedes Adorio
The morning seminar was conducted by Dr. Mercedes Adorio, currently teaching SpEd at the Philippine Women’s University. She talked about the “Inclusion of Children with Autism in the Regular Classroom.” The seminar discussed how schools can effectively adjust their curricula framework to accept students with disabilities, including CWA. She also presented ways of accessing the regular education curriculum and how students with or without disabilities are evaluated.

73 attendees attentively listened to Dr. Adorio’s informative and lively lecture.

“I like the seminar specially the way it was delivered by the speaker, she really knows what she’s talking about. It was good and made me more inspired about my course to pursue,” said one participant.

In the afternoon session with 49 participants, Ms. Maria Corazon Colendrino, or Teacher Abel discussed “Vocational Education for Persons with Autism.” The seminar highlighted the Tiny Big experience, and an on-going 6-year feasibility study on the training and employment of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Teacher Abel showed different pictures of her students in action - baking, cooking and others - that made the seminar more informative.

One of the participants said that “the speaker has a sense of humor that entice the audience to react and participates.”


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