The Autism Society Philippines hosted a moderated webinar, entitled “Planning for Successful Transitions” with the assistance of IBM Philippines last 31 May 2014 at the IBM Plaza, Eastwood, Quezon City, attended by 33 participants composed of parents and professionals.
Teacher Arnold Alerge, who serves as the Program Director of Hopewell Integrated School, discussed Transition Planning 101 in Pinoy Style. He shared strategies and examples unique to the Filipino experience. He shared tools that the participants could take home and practice at home.
ASP Vice-President Cecile Sicam coached the participants on creating and Individual Transition Plan designed to support outcomes that are important to the family and to be relevant to the shared vision of the students’ future.
In the webcast, Ms. Michele LaMarche, a BCBA and co-founder of Special Learning Inc, shared and explained in great detail her Critical Life Skill Domains -- communication, adaptive skills, self-care, social skills, recreation and leisure, self-regulation, assessment and reinforcement, work habits, health and safety, mobility, housing and money management
Feedback from the participants include:
- “Very informative and given me a good overview of the topic.”
- “The speaker was able to connect to the group interests. He was able to share his experiences to be able to inspire the parents in raising their children. It also helps the teacher to think much better approach on how we will improve the program for the children that were handling.”
- “The seminar is a great opportunity to open our hearts and mind for the special education / SPED pupils.”