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.

15 July 2012

5th Regional Conference on Autism



5th Regional Conference on Autism
(2nd CALABARZON Conference)

September 8-9, 2012
San Lazaro Business and Leisure Park, Carmona, Cavite
Barangay Lantic

The target audience for this conference are local government Mayors, focal persons for Persons with Disabilities (PWD), parents, educators, professionals, students and and advocates.
        
Day 1 will highlight Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Best Practices and Sites of the Municipality of Carmona to present a recognized model program for  (PWD) to all LGU’s in Region 4A. Day 1 will also look at parent empowerment and home-centered care for adults in transition.

Day 2 will focus on autism outcomes and home-based intervention for Persons with Autism (PWA), family support, PWAs’ journeys plus sibling roles and empowerment.

For us, Home is not only Family. Home is our Community. Home is our Town, Our Province, our Region. Let us elevate our aspirations for our children with autism beyond family.  Let us make ready for them a wider haven that will nurture their minds and capabilities towards more productive and meaningful lives! Home is our Hope!

Conference Program        
Emcee: Ms. Kismette  Cepe - Riguerra                                                            

DAY 17:30am - 8:30am          Registration

8:30am - 9:00am         Opening Ceremonies:
                                   Conference Theme Song - HOPE@HOME
                                   National Anthem
                                   Opening Prayer: PDAO, Carmona
                                   Conference Overview

                                   Welcome Remarks
                                   Mary Janette I. Peña
                                   National President, Autism Society Philippines

9:00am - 9:30am         Message of HOPE
                                   Hon. Juanito Victor C. Remulla
                                   Governor, Cavite City

                                  Oath-Taking of ASP National Board of Trustees and Chapter Officers

CONFERENCE PROPER

9:30am - 10:15am       HOME Base: Getting Started
                                   Prof. Abelardo Apollo I. David, Jr., MOccThy, OTRP
                                   Executive Director, Independent Living Learning Centre (ILLC)
                                   and Quality Life Discoveries (QLD)

10:15am - 11:00am     HOPE@Last! Government on the Move
                                   (Local Government’s Response to Autism)
                                   Dra. Dahlia A. Loyola
                                   Mayor, Carmona, Cavite City

11:00am - 12:00nn      HOME Visit: Persons with Disabilty Affairs Office (PDAO) Carmona

12:00nn - 1:00pm        Lunchbreak

1:15pm - 2:15pm         COMMUNITY-BASED REHABILITATION (CBR): How Do You Do It?
                                   Dra. Dahlia A. Loyola
                                   Mayor, Carmona, Cavite City

2:15pm - 3:30pm         HOME Along the Spectrum - Pains and Gains  (Parents’ Panel)

                                   Moderator: Ms. Dang Uy-Koe
                                   Panelists: Mr. Evert Malapad
                                   Dr. Ma. Luisa Campos-Cagingin
                                   Ms. Beth Udquin
                                   Ms. Cathy Lopez
                                   Ms. Adel Ilagan

3:30pm - 4:30pm        No Place Like  HOME:  PWA Moving On
                                   Ms. Noemi T. Viado
                                   Directress, GS Option Haus for Autism and Related Disorder, Laguna

DAY 2                     
8:00am - 8:30am         Registration
8:30am - 9:00am         Opening Prayer
                                   Robert Meigh  “Buboy” Dolor w/ Sibling Robert,  Jr.
                                  
                                   Recap of Day 1

9:00am - 11:00am       Managing Autism through HOME-Based Intervention:
                                   Guide to Families and CBR Workers
                                   Ma. Cecilia D. Licuan, PTRP, Ph D

11:00am - 12:00nn      Family Support: Feeling at HOME
                                   Marie Grace Gomez, Ph.D., RGC

12:00nn - 1:00pm        Lunchbreak

1:00pm - 1:15pm         HOME  is Where the Heart Is
                                    Mr. Gabriel DJ Atienza, Self-Advocate

1:15pm - 2:30pm         HOME Run - PWA’s in Action  (PWAs’ Panel)
                                
                                    Moderator: Ms. Mona Magno-Veluz
                                    Panelists: Mr. Gabriel  Atienza
                                    Mr. Gerard  Joseph Andrew Atienza
                                    Mr. Mikko del Rosario
                                    Mr. Paul Ian Garcia

2:30pm - 3:30pm         Siblings: Cope@HOME
                                    Ms. Rosalyn Marie Gison- Sorongon, MA Ed.

3:30pm - 4:30pm         HOMEward Bound  (Siblings’ Panel)

                                    Moderator: Ms. Rosalyn Marie Gison- Sorongon, MA Ed.
                                    Panelists: Ms. Anthea Carmeli Peña
                                    Ms. Hycee Ramos
                                    Ms. Banesa Baba
                                    Mr. Mark Zeta

4:30                             The Cavite Siblings: HOPE@HOME
                                    Special Number

                                    Closing Remarks
                                    Ms. Albinia D. Marquez, Conference Chair
    

Registration Fees:
Pre-registration until August 31, 2012
ASP Members                   P1, 500        Non-ASP          P2, 000
Students (ASP)                  P1, 000        Non- ASP         P1, 200
Siblings                              P1, 000


On-site Registration
ASP Members                   P2, 000        Non-ASP         P2, 200
Students (ASP)                  P1, 000        Non-ASP         P1, 200

*A group of 10 registrants will be entitled to P200 discount per head.
*Fee includes seminar kit, certificate, AM/PM snacks and lunch for two (2) days.
*For more information and inquiries contact Chie Marquez-ASP Bacoor @ 09175406727

For us, Home is not only Family. Home is our Community. Home is our Town, our Province,  our Region. Let us elevate our aspirations for persons with autism beyond family. Let us make ready for them a wider haven that will nurture their minds and capabilities towards more productive and meaningful lives! Home is our Hope!

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