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.

18 August 2014

August 30 Saturday Back to Back Seminars

Emergency Skills For Families of PWAs
9:30am – 12:00pm

Does the threat of flood, earthquake and other natural disasters have you worried about your child with autism? The seminar will dive into the basics of what a family who lived with autism should do before, during and after emergency situations. Learn potentially life-saving techniques and skills; and create a plan that will keep your family safe.

Mark Anthony T. Padil is a graduate of BS Physical Therapy from Our Lady of Fatima University in 2002. He has worked as a Behavior Therapist ABA / VB - Shadow Teacher with individuals with autism in school, center and home-based environments. Teacher Mark assists in emergency and disaster alleviation efforts and in the promotion of public safety, disaster-preparedness and community service with the Regional Emergency Assistance Communications Team and with the CRS-AFP Civil Relations Service. He is founder of the eMergency Autism Response sKills (eMark) Services.



Music Therapy For Individuals With Autism
1:30 – 3:30pm

Studies reveal that most children, teens and adults with autism spectrum disorder respond positively to music -- making music a potentially powerful therapeutic tool. Music interventions used within a therapeutic relationship for individuals with ASD have encouraged social interactions, increased attention and communication attempts, reduced anxiety, and improved body coordination. Though well-established as an allied health profession in other countries, music therapy has yet to be better known in the Philippines as a therapeutic option, and thus our session speaker will enlighten us on what it is, why and how it works, why it is an art and science at the same time, how it is carried out and how it benefits individuals with special needs.

Ma. Solinda Garcia-Bautista is amongst the first batch of graduate students learning Music Therapy at the St. Paul University Manila College of Music and the Performing Arts, a Center of Excellence for Music pioneering Music Therapy programs in the Philippines starting 2013.  Sol concurrently gave chase to Business Administration and Accountancy at the University of the Philippines and Music at Sta. Isabel College. After delivering her piano graduation recital and garnering eighth place in the CPA boards, she plunged into an intense 28-year corporate career in Information Technology with top global firms. She helped transform businesses through technology as a consultant working locally and abroad, including mission-critical engagements in New York, Chicago, Tokyo and Hong Kong, and as a senior executive for a large global financial firm. Sol concertizes whenever time permits.


Single SeminarDouble Seminar
Pre-reg. *until Aug 27
ASP Member - P500.00
Non-Member - P600.00
Pre-reg. *until Aug 27
ASP Member - P   800.00
Non-Member - P1,000.00
On-Site Registration
ASP Member - P600.00
Non-Member - P700.00
On-Site Registration
ASP Member - P1,000.00
Non-Member - P1,200.00

Venue: Auditorium, 4th Floor Philippine Information Agency, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City.
Map:  http://bit.ly/1o9dJ4F
Seminar Fee is inclusive of certificate, handouts and snacks.

Pre-registered participants may pay to Autism Society Philippines, Metro Bank, Kamias Branch Account Number 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 do 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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