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.

08 May 2012

Seminar on Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)

The Autism Society of the Philippines, in partnership with the Independent Living Learning Center (ILLC) will host a seminar on Relationship Development Intervention (RDI):  The First Intervention that Remediates the Core Deficits of Autism on 19 May 2012.

RDI®, Relationship Development Intervention is a family centered approach that is the first intervention for Autism that targets the ‘core deficits’ of autism. Developed by Dr. Steven Gutstein and his wife Dr Rochelle Sheely, it is an effort to achieve better quality of life for people with autism. An “engagement model” program, RDI® is not wedded to any specific technologies but seeks to develop the most effective methods to remediate those specific ‘core deficits’ which impede people with autism spectrum from productive communication, social interaction, employment and independent dynamic living. During this 2 hour seminar, Ms Jennifer Peters will give us an overview of RDI®. To foster a better appreciation of RDI's® practical applications, quick work shop activities and demonstration video clips will be utilized. This seminar includes what it involves for professionals and family members undertaking the programme and the effects of the programme on individuals.

Ms. Jennifer Peters obtained her B.A (Hons) in Linguistics & Language Pathology from University of Reading, UK and her certificate to practice from the Royal College of Speech-Language Therapists, London. She obtained her Post Graduate Diploma in Language and Communication Impairment in Children from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. She successfully completed several postgraduate assessment courses given by AHSA (American Speech Hearing Association), Australia. She is currently studying towards obtaining her PhD from the University of Nottingham. She completed her final and advance RDI® training workshop in Houston, USA in August 2008. As a certified consultant in the RDI Family Guided Participation and Dynamic Education Program, Ms. Peters has extensive experience in guiding families tailor programs according to their lifestyle and culture.

Venue: College of Education Auditorium, University of Sto. Tomas,
Espa├▒a, Manila
Registration: 1:00-2:00pm
Seminar Proper: 2:00-4:00pm
Pre-registration: P500.00, until May 15
On-site Registration: P800.00

Active ASP members receive a P50 discount. Tickets are available at Independent Living Learning Center (ILLC), 575 Wack Wack Road, Mandaluyong City. Please call (02) 721-7405, (02) 726-3530 or (0926) 736-0843 for inquiries.

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