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 February 2012

February 26 Seminar on Assistive Technology for Children with Special Needs

February 26, Sunday, 9:00AM – 12:00NN

Assistive Technology aims to offer the widest range of supports so that the user can make best use of all the features and advantages that technology has to offer. Assistive Technology is any item, whether purchased off the shelf, or customized, which enhances an individual’s independence. Assistive technology works best when a good match is reached between the user and the technology. AT is a tool, a means to an end. It is not an end in itself. This is an important point to remember when you are trying out different types of Assistive Technologies. User-friendliness is a key feature to look out for when you set about trialing new devices, or introducing devices to someone else (Enable Ireland, 2011).

Mr. Allen Espelita
Mr. Allen R. Espelita, OTR, OTRP, CVP, CEAS I A graduate of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Emilio Aguinaldo College batch 1999 with 29 units Master of Arts in Education Major in Special Education from University of the Philippines Diliman, Registered Occupational Therapist in USA since December 2011 (NBCOT) and in the Philippines since March 2000 (PRC), Certified VitalStim® Provider, Physical Agent Modalities and Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist™ Level I, USA. Post-graduate Advance Training in Dysphagia management both in Adult and Pediatric; Participated in the 14 hours specialization training-seminar on Ergonomics for Therapists: Assessment and Program Design.

Venue: Asian Social Institute, 1518 Leon Guinto Cor Escoda Sts., Malate, Manila
REGISTRATION FEE is inclusive of certificate, handout and snack

Pre-Registration until February 23
ASP Member - P400
Non-Member - P500

On Site Registration
ASP Member - P500
Non-Member - P600

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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