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.

21 May 2014

Planning for Successful Transitions

This moderated webcast will focus on identifying how and when to prepare a transition plan for an individual with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants will familiarize themselves with the changes and challenges that occur during the transition to adulthood and with the supports that need to be provided for adolescents and adults with autism and other disabilities and/or mental illness during the transition phase.

And begins with a review of the well-studied, principal, critical skills every person needs to survive independently in our world. These skills are not specific to a disability, mental illness, or cognitive function, but simply a breakdown of what all persons need in their behavioral repertoire to independently function in our community today. This list is important to consider when planning for living arrangements, post-secondary education, vocational placement, and community integration for persons with autism.


Michele LaMarche is the co-founder of Special Learning, Inc. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Step By Step Academy (SBSA), is a BCBA and co-founder of Special Learning, Inc. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Step By Step Academy (SBSA), a highly-regarded centre-based non-profit Autism treatment centre in Columbus, Ohio. Since its formation almost ten years ago, SBSA has touched the lives of over one thousand students through rigorous application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatments, resulting in exceptional outcomes. Ms. LaMarche, with over fifteen years of professional experience in the field of ABA, uses her knowledge of behavioral treatment to produce ground-breaking, effective, empirically validated curricula, a critical factor in successfully mainstreaming hundreds of students with ASD. With her credentials and work through Special Learning and SBSA, she has changed the lives of countless individuals and families affected by ASD.

Mr. Arnold Alegre has served as the Program Director of Hopewell Integrated School, Molino Bacoor Cavite, for the past 16 years. He is also adviser Autism Society Philippines, Bacoor Chapter.He has earned his degree in Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of the East, Manila, Bachelor of Science in Physical therapy from Emilio Aguinaldo College, Manila and took Master of Arts in Education major in Special education at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.Teacher A, as he fondly called, is no stranger when it comes to transition planning. As program director of Hopewell, he has created and continuously modifying programs of individuals with special needs from Early intervention, Pre-school, Primary, Secondary, vocational, independent living skills, work transition, presidential program and subsequently , their retirement program.

Seminar Details

31 May 2014, Saturday
0900H - 1200H
Technical Enablement Center,
2nd Floor IBM Plaza, Eastwood,
Quezon City (Map)

Register online today!

Registration Fee
Register online today! Pre-registration fee is P500 (up to May 27). On-site registration fee is P600. ASP Members get a discount of P100. Seminar Fee is inclusive of a certificate, handouts and snacks.

All participants will receive a signed hard-copy certificate of completion from ASP. Participants may also order from the training provider, as an OPTIONAL service, a certificate of completion issued by Special Learning Incorporated, signed by the trainer; but delivered in PDF form via email, for an ADDITIONAL cost of P400.

Pre-registered participants may pay to Autism Society Philippines, Metro Bank, Kamias Branch Account Number 047-3-04751874-2. Please fax or email 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 60 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 02-926-6941 or 02-929-8447.

The ASP Education and Empowerment Program 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 their own and may not necessarily reflect the views of the organization.

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