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.

13 July 2012

Vocational Training for Persons with Autism and ABCs of Job Coaching Seminars

“Vocational Training for Persons with Autism”
28 July 2012, Saturday, 09:00-12:00NN

The seminar will center on transition and vocational training concepts, principles, and best practices that will equip participants in creating vocational skills training programs for adolescents and adults with special needs. These will be coupled with hands-on experiences from vocational skills training and life skills training programs. It will likewise discuss the use of the Structured Teaching principle based on the acclaimed TEACCH approach and its role in program implementation. Factors, issues, and concerns related to work transition will be tackled, as well.

“ABCs of Job Coaching”
28 July 2012, Saturday, 01:30-4:30 PM

The seminar will focus on supported employment and job coaching concepts, principles, and practices. It will likewise include guidelines, tips, roles, and responsibilities for job coaches in the Philippine setting. The discussion will be paired with the hands-on experiences of The Learning Center, Inc. (TLC)’s On-the-Job Training Program since 2002.
Ms. Landa Bautista

Ms. Maria Yolanda Michelle A. Bautista or Teacher Landa is a BA Social Science (Major in Behavioral Studies) graduate of UP Manila. She finished her master’s degree in Special Education at UP Diliman, Quezon City. Shortly after, she finished a Social Entrepreneurship Training Program for Professionals at Ateneo de Manila University’s School of Government. Teacher Landa is the Curriculum Director of The Learning Center, Inc. (TLC), a non-stock, non-profit special education school for individuals with special needs. She administers the schools internal and external affairs and develops the school's Special Education curricula. She likewise develops TLC’s vocational skills training curriculum, which focuses on work transition training programs in sheltered social enterprise and community-based settings. Her thesis, “Factors Related to Work Transition for Persons with Special Needs” has been published in the Research Journal in Special Education & Independent Living. She completed the Support System for Persons with Disabilities Course under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Training Program for Young Leaders 2011 in Fukui, Japan. Teacher Landa is a staunch advocate of individuals with special needs and has been a resource person for various articles on Special Education and childhood development. She is regularly requested to give lectures on various Special Education topics of interests and publishes her professional recommendations through her “Dear Teacher Landa” advice blog.

Venue: Quality Life Discoveries, 70, 20th Avenue, Murphy, Quezon City
Seminar Fee is inclusive of certificate, handouts and snacks

Single Seminar
Pre-reg. until July 25
Member P400.00
Non-Member P500.00

On-site Registration
Member P500.00
Non-Member P600.00

Double Seminar
Pre-reg. until July 25
Member P700.00
Non-Member P800.00

On-site Registration
Member P800.00
Non-Member P1,000.00

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. 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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