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.

28 December 2010

Empowering through Relationship Development Intervention

By: Thine Republica, ASP Trainee

ASP conducted its final seminar series for the year 2010 last November 27 at the Asian Social Institute, Malate, Manila. The seminars “Empowering the Special Children” and “Relationship Development Intervention,” were conducted by two Singaporean resource speakers; Mr. Bimal Rai and Mr. Ignatius Peh, respectively.


The two Singaporean Resource Speakers: Mr. Bimal Rai and Ignatius Peh


ASP National President, Grace Adviento, together with this seminar series organizer, Trustee, Cris Estampador, welcomed the guest speakers and participants. They were joined by ASP Auditor Evert Malapad, and Trustee Fredes Javier. The event was also attended by Ms. Catherine Go, a member from ASP Cebu Chapter.


Ignatius Peh, is the founder of Linguistic Council and is credited with shaping the special needs industry in Singapore, Malaysia and Jakarta. He has helped bring professionals together to work on his mission of providing strategies for teachers and initiating awareness and intervention programs.


In the morning, Mr. Peh spoke on Empowering the Special Child. His talk focused on intervention strategies, support referrals and psychological services, and training for parents and teachers of children with special needs e.g. Autism, AD/HD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. It was attended by a total of 44 attendees, composed of 7 parents and 37 professionals coming from different schools and institutions.


Educational Psychologist, Bimal Rai returned to Manila for this special speaking engagement following his lecture at the 2007 ASP National Conference “Hope After Diagnosis”. He has over 15 years of experience working with a wide range of children with special needs.


He gave an overview of Relationship Developmental Intervention in the afternoon to the 57 attendees, comprised of 8 parents and 49 professionals representing their respective schools. Bimal divided the participants into two groups for open sharing of ideas. Both speakers also gave actual demonstrations in teaching children with special needs.


The 57 attendees, consist of parents and professionals


To read more about Relationship Developmental Intervention, click here.

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