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.

06 April 2011

ASP Cebu Chapter Lecture Series for World Autism Awareness Day

By: Socorro Deligero, ASP Cebu Chapter


With the aim of raising autism awareness in the Visayan Region, ASP Cebu Chapter launched a Back-to-Back Autism Lecture Series, last April 2, 2011 to commemorate the 4th World Autism Awareness Day at SM City Cebu Conference Hall D with the partnership with SM City Ilo-ilo.


ASP Cebu City Chapter members, teachers, parents and professionals, as well as those from Bohol City, were joined by chapter leaders and members from and ASP Cagayan de Oro and ASP Dumaguete Chapters. Ms. Yolanda Michelle A. Bautista was our resource speaker.


The resource speaker with participants coming from Cebu City


The first part of the said event tackled on the culture of autism in the Philippines. Later, our resource speaker discussed the components and the proper implementation of Structured Teaching, focusing on the TEACCH Approach. She also gave some tips at the end of the session.


Teacher Landa listening to a query raised by one of the participants

The second part posted a challenge to everyone. The speaker narrated the trials and tribulations on implementing the Vocational Skills Training Programs for students with autism. She cited some concepts, principles and best practices for such training programs to succeed.


Unending questions, one after another, came after the lecture. Everybody was satisfied with the gracious answers presented by our super dynamic and intelligent speaker. By the end of the afternoon session, participants were better equipped with the information and were hopeful to apply the lessons learned for their children or students with autism.


As the world pays tribute to persons affected by this incapacitating disorder we call AUTISM, we all went home with greater resolve to help persons with autism find their niche in the society. ASP Cebu Chapter will continue to work towards an environment to equip persons with autism achieve their utmost potentials in their respective fields of interests.


Make someone with autism happy by becoming an Autism Angel. Happy World Autism day everyone!!! Donate generously to ASP Programs and Services. Donate to Autism Society Philippines Metrobank Kamias Branch 047-3-04751874-2. Email us at autismphils@gmail.com or call 9266941 / 9298447.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi. Do you have ASP in Davao? Thanks.

Ricci

Kriza Marie Ardon said...

Thanks for the information. This is a great help. Keep on posting regarding on this kind of topic.

Cagayan de Oro Philippines

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