ASP Dagupan City Chapter held a play date for children with autism, including kids from the Stimulation and Therapy Activity Center last 29 March 2014 at the Dagupan City National High School, Abong na Alumni,Tapuac District, Dagupan City.
Starting with an action song about colors, the children with autism were also guided as they learned the basic colors thru the color wheel ,simple landscape coloring, abstract painting followed by mask making . To cap the day off an origami workshop that taught the kids to create swans, fishes and frogs thru paper folding was facilitated.
This activity is one of the many slated by the ASP Dagupan City Chapter for the year to be able to expose both kids and their parents to mainstream society to overcome their fear and or hesitation to socialize and to help in the advocacy of the group rallying for the unbiased and non judgmental inclusion of these children in society.
This article is a contribution of Ann Cua, ASP Dagupan Chapter volunteer.