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.

02 December 2010

ASP Baguio Chapter’s Free Seminars

ASP Baguio Chapter, in cooperation with Play & Say Therapy Center, sponsored FREE half-day seminars on autism last September, October and November. About 200 students, parents, professionals attended each of the seminars, which were held at the multipurpose hall of Baguio City Hall (courtesy of Councilor Fred Bagbagen, Chairman on Handicapped and Differently-abled Persons of Baguio City and Mayor Mauricio Domogan).

about 200 participants attended the Free Seminars and Therapy of ASP Baguio City Chapter

According to ASP Baguio Chapter President, Jenny Gundran, a survey was done during the chapter’s “A” Fun Run for Cause at Burnham Lake Drive, last July 27. They found out that most people who registered were still not fully aware of what autism is. This inspired the chapter to rise up to the challenge and open free seminars to the public to promote public awareness and advocacy in Baguio City and in nearby towns of Benguet.

The seminar dates and speakers were as follows:

September 5, 2010, Dr. Manolo Fernandez (Pediatric Neurologist) gave an overview on epilepsy and autism, the pharmacologic interventions in autism and stem cell therapy; while Dr. Millicent Fronda-de Vera (Developmental Pediatrician), spoke on identifying Pervasive Developmental Disorders within Autism Spectrum Disorder.

October 3, 2010, Play & Say Therapy Clinic’s Lua Limbo (Center Administrator), expounded on the proper management and Justine Palou (Speech Pathologist) gave crucial tips on teaching non-verbal children with autism, while Jonalyn Cortez and Marilou Panglao (Occupational Therapists), gave a lecture on Occupational Therapy for Children with autism.

November 6, 2010, ASP Baguio Chapter President, Jenny Gundran and ASP member- parents shared their experiences in handling their own children with autism. Joan Garcia (SPED Teacher) acted not only as facilitator but also lectured on strategies in teaching children with autism and on the importance of individualized educational programs.
the team of ASP Baguio City Chapter

To cap the year, ASP Baguio City Chapter will hold its annual FREE THERAPY (now on its fourth year), for children with autism and other special needs on December 21-22, 2010. A team of therapists from UP CAMP Manila, staff of Play and Say Therapy Center, and volunteers from Baguio City will render free services for pre-registered children and parents. The FREE THERAPY is made possible with support from CS Foundation, City Government of Baguio, City Social Welfare and Development Office, Play & Say Therapy Center, Sunflower Children’s Center and BENECO. Click here for more information.


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Can you put more pictures of the seminar please? And my other question is what should I do to volunteer on December FREE THERAPY?

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