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.

25 May 2012

Autism, Health, Well Being, Mentoring Life Skills Seminars

The Autism Society Philippines, in partnership with the Autism Research Institute (ARI), the Independent Living Learning Center (ILLC) and the Quality Life Discoveries present these back-to-back seminars.

“Autism, Health and Well Being”
Time: 9:00-12:00NN

This presentation will cover the basics of Mind/Body techniques being to autism, primarily Asperger’s Syndrome. The topics that will be covered are eating of proper foods and diet programs for those in the autism spectrum-health and fitness programs and their positive effects on anger management, depression bad sleeping habits and attentiveness.

“Autism and Mentoring Life Skills Through the Ages”
Time: 1:30-4:30PM

This presentation will cover the rites of passage, developing accountability and responsibility, individual, personal hygiene and other important topics faced by young individuals going through important and crucial life stages.

The resource speaker for both seminars is R. Vicente Rubio, Director of Pathfinder Mentoring. He has worked with young people for the last 30 years. He is a 5th degree black belt in aikido, and has practiced other martial arts for over 27 years. Vicente also has had a long career as a professional dancer in New York City. He received his degree in Dance in 2004 from SUNY Empire State College. He currently designs and teaches alternative PE classes for students with autism, ADHD, LD, and other social, behavioral, and academic challenges in public and private schools. Vicente is working with the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans at Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, California suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He has mentored young people in private practice since 1990 and is the author of the book, “Mind Body Techniques for Asperger’s Syndrome – Way of the Pathfinder” published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers- May 2008. R.Vicente was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in 2010.

Other Schedules:
June 12 Tuesday, ASP Laguna Chapter, Los Baños, Municipal Hall
Contact: ASP Laguna Chapter President Rizalinda Cansanay at 0918 577 7940 or (049) 536 0655

June 13 Wednesday, ASP Cavite Chapters
Contact: Ms Jan Peña at 0915 985 7828

June 14 thursday, ASP City of San Fernando Pampanga Chapter and ASP Malolos Chapter
Contact: ASP CSFP Chapter President Joy Ofrecia at 0922 8543574 and ASP Malolos Chapter President Anawi Tolentino at 0922 811 4935

June 15 Friday, GS Option Haus
Contact: Ging Viado at 0917 5110405

The Seminar Fee is inclusive of certificate, handouts and snacks.  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 70 slots available for June 9 and 150 slots for June 10. 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 926-6941/929-8447.

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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