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.

03 February 2011

ASP Gives Seven Free Lectures on Autism

By: Cathy Genovia, ASP Volunteer

ASP members and non-members have enjoyed not only one, nor two nor three, but SEVEN FREE LECTURES on AUTISM. This is in line with the 15th National Autism Consciousness Week Celebrations.


January 19, 2011

More than 100 participants attended a free lecture on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), Multi Sensory Environment (MSE) and Aqua Therapy (AT). The lectures were held at Quality Life Discoveries (QLD). ASP Vice President Peng So and ASP Treasurer Evelyn Go came to support the event.


the participants on the said free lecture


Teacher Archie David, QLD Executive Director and Ms. Mary Ann Cua, owner of QLD, welcomed the participants. After the seminar, Ms. Cua allowed the participants to have a tour of the facilities and view the actual equipment used on said alternative therapies.


(from left) QLD Owner Ms. MAry Ann Cua, ASP Vice President Peng So,

ASP Member Ren Perez, QLD Executive Director Prof. Archie David

and ASP Executive Director Ranil Sorongon


Speakers were: Dr. Jose Bernardo, who talked about the advantages of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for PWAs; Ms. Lorraine Tan (OTRP) on the importance of providing a Multi Sensory Environment for CWAs; Mr. Christian Oliver (PTRP) together with Ms. Raina Reyes (OTRP) for Aqua Therapy.


The said lectures were in partnership with Quality Life Discoveries, a state-of- the-art Therapy Center and the ASP National Office.


January 21, 2011

More than 350 attendees filled the Sky Dome of SM City North EDSA to listen to the ROLES of PROFESSIONALS in the life of a Child with Autism (CWA). Speakers were Dr. Jacqueline Navarro (Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician); Mr. John Paul Mallari (Occupational Therapist); Dr. Ferdiliza Garcia (Speech and Language Pathologist) and Ms. Geevee Rivadelo (Special Education Teacher). Teacher My Sorongon, also a special educator and ASP EDIEP Trainer, served as the moderator during the open forum.


one of the participants during the open forum


Our four guest speakers explained their significant roles and how their roles are equally important in the success of the program of a child with autism. The participants were also given an Open Forum to air their concerns about their students/children and were given practical advice on how to deal with the situation.


our four guest speakers: (from left) Dr. Jacqueline Navarro, Mr. John Paul Mallari,

Dr. Ferdiliza Garcia and Ms. Geevee Rivadelo


Our heartfelt thanks to sponsors Ms. Mary Ann Cua and Teacher Archie David of Quality Life Discoveries. Also to Channel 5 and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) for the media coverage.

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