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.

11 August 2011

August 27 Back to Back Seminars

Applying Ergonomics to Children with Special Needs

Ergonomics ensure that environments, tools used, and tasks done are safe for everybody. In the past few years, performance of children in school-related activities have been affected as number of students experienced muscle aches and pains due to maintenance of awkward postures and/or the use of inappropriate tools and equipment. As a result, there has been an increased effort to make educational environments, as well as tools and equipment used by children in particular, safe and comfortable. Children with special needs are no exception and likewise require proper attention with regards to ergonomics. This discussion presents guidelines on design and lay-out of study areas at home and in school suited to children with special needs, appropriate use of computers and other hand-held devices, and backpack use.
Ms. Shiela Alonto

Ms. Thea Sheila Ocheda-Alonto, OTRP, OTR graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of the Philippines Manila. She also obtained her Masters Degree in Occupational Health from the same university. She divides her time practicing as a pediatric occupational therapist and as an ergonomics consultant for companies in the country. She is also the Program Director of TW Community Enablers, a center which helps adolescents with special needs lead meaningful and productive lives.

Developing Recreational Activities for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs

The lecture will discuss the importance of recreational activities for persons with special needs. Current studies and practices related to sports, arts, and other leisure pursuits will also be presented. The speaker will share her experiences in developing programs for children and adolescents with special needs. These include wushu, gymnastics, taekwondo, swimming, and painting. Other recreational activities suitable for persons with autism will also be identified. Available community support, international collaboration and participation, opportunities, and possibilities will be tackled too.
Ms. Karen Navarro

Ms. Karen Navarro, OTRP, OTR is an occupational therapist who has been practicing pediatric OT for 10 years. She is a consultant at Able Center, Therapy Works Inc., and Therapy Works (TW) Community Enablers. She spearheaded the recreational program for children with special needs at Therapy Works in 2007. She is currently the coordinator of the leisure programs such as swimming, taekwondo, soccer and painting classes for children and adolescents with special needs at TW Community Enablers.

Venue: Asian Social Institute, 1518 Leon Guinto Cor Escoda Sts., Malate, Manila

REGISTRATION FEE is inclusive of certificate, handouts and two (2) snacks

Seminar Fee Single Seminar (Pre-Reg until August 24)
Member P500
Non Member P600

On Site Register
Member P600
Non Member P700

Double Seminar (Pre-Reg until August 24)
Member P800
Non Member P1, 000

On Site Register
Member P1, 000
Non Member P1, 200

Pre-registered participants may pay to Autism Society Philippines, Metro Bank, Kamias Branch Account # 047-3-04751874-2. Please fax the deposit slip with the name/s of participant/s to ASP office and bring it on the day of the seminar. On-site registrants will be accepted depending on the availability of slots. There will only be 60 slots available. No refund will be given to participants who did not show up on the date of the seminar. For more details, please call ASP at 7-903-5496.

The ASP 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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joyce said...

Can you please offer the same back to back seminar here in davao..I think if properly dessiminated many of us will attend..thank you

Autism Society Philippines said...

Hi Ms. Joyce,
You may get in touch with ASP Davao Chapter President, Mr. Eric Dela Costa at cp no. 0905 2701910 for your request. Thanks and God Bless.

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