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.

23 October 2010

ASP Tacloban Chapter’s Seminar on "Home Activities for CWA”

By: Dr. Geraldine Abuyabor, President, ASP Tacloban Chapter

Last September 25, 2010, ASP Tacloban Chapter held a seminar on “Home Activities for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.” The seminar was attended by parents, teachers, and UP college students and was held at the University of the Philippines’ Multipurpose Building, Magsaysay Blvd, Tacloban City, Leyte from 2-5 pm.
ASP Tacloban Chapter President Ms. Geraldine Abuyabor during the lecture

Our resource speaker, Mr. Oscar Javier, is an Occupational Therapist by profession. He graduated from Cebu Doctors College of Occupational Therapists and practiced OT for eight years in various centers in Cebu City. He also trained at the Child Can Foundation in Manila.

Javier’s seminar focused on PLAY as a way to engage a child's attention. He also discussed integrating a “sensory diet” with play. He also talked lengthily about Floor Time by Dr. Greenspan, presenting simple, fun and practical ways of “playing” at home to parents and caregivers (yayas).

Mr. Javier is married to a lawyer from Tacloban City and is blessed with three kids. He will fly to Australia at the end of October to work as a registered nurse. We look forward to more collaborative efforts soon.


The ASP Chapter 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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