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 May 2010

ASP National Office in Partnership with Chapters Conducted Seminars

By: Ranilo Sorongon, ASP Executive Director


Autism Society Philippines (ASP) and its chapters sticks to its mission of equipping parents, professionals and students by bringing professionals to the provinces, imparting current and time tested practices in the management of autism.


Facilitating Communication at Home and School Seminar was conducted in the Roxas City (March 20) with ASP Roxas City Chapter, (May 7) in Iloilo City with ASP Iloilo City Chapter and (May 8) in Batangas City with ASP Batangas City Chapter. ASP is fortunate to have an ally in Ms. Kate Reyes, speech and language pathologist to travel to the different chapters. Kate is a former lecturer at the UP College of Medical Professions (CAMP), Manila and is currently working with ASP to develop modules to be used as training tools for parents and professionals. There were more than 150 participants in the four seminars.

Sensory Integration Seminar (April 7) with ASP Iloilo City Chapter was facilitated by Ms. Chrissy Coronel-Andigan, a former head of the Occupational Department of UP CAMP, Manila. She recently migrated to Iloilo City and is now connected with the Emmanuel Foundation for Children with Special Needs, Inc. Forty-five attendees joined the seminar at the World Bank Knowledge and Development Center located at Central Philippine University. The Office of Person’s with Disability Affairs (OPDA) thru Ms. Dolly Laudenorio provided food for the participants.

Vocational Training Seminar (May 8) at ASP Batangas City Chapter was conducted by one of ASP’s regular speakers, Ms. Maria Yolanda Michelle Bautista. Teacher Landa is the curriculum coordinator of the Learning Center (TLC), based in ParaƱaque City. TLC is one of the oldest schools for children with special needs. Her lecture focused on the TLC experiences for pre-vocational and vocational training. Thirty parents, professionals and students attended the seminar at the Teachers’ Conference Center at Batangas City courtesy of the City Government of Batangas.

Proceeds of the seminars helped the chapters fund other activities like photo workshop and exhibit, family day, walk and others.

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