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.

10 November 2014

November 29 Saturday Seminar on Sensory Integration in Autism

Autism’s symptoms often include difficulty processing sensory information such as textures, sounds, smells, tastes, brightness and movement. These difficulties can make ordinary situations feel overwhelming. As such, they can interfere with daily function and even isolate individuals and their families.

Studies have backed up parent reports that Sensory Integration therapy improves daily function in children with autism.* Sensory integration is the ability to capture information through the senses and meaningfully process that data in the mind. Some children need sensory integration therapy because they have a dysfunctional sensory integration system, where one or more of the senses over- or under-react to environment stimuli.

This month's seminar will tackle:
- sensory integration from both the point of view of a parent and professional.
- identifying between behavioral and sensory breakdown
- how sensory integration can assist in the classroom and at home
- different stressors or triggers and how to cope and or adjust accordingly
- how early intervention can make a big difference in socialization and in school.
- the pros and cons of drug interventions.

Ms. Rowena Singler
Rowena Sison Sigler is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Fatima College in the Philippines. She is licensed to practice Physical Therapy in the state of New York where she assisted patients in workers compensation and sports medicine. She worked as the interim director of rehabilitation department of a nursing home in Brooklyn; and later as an adviser for a school in Queens, creating individualized educational programs (IEPs) for preschool children, in partnership with SPED teachers and parents. Rowena is a member of the American Physical Therapist Association and currently works in intensive and cardiac critical care in Fremont, California. She is a mom to a high functioning autistic child and continues to be his advocate and fan, as he overcomes his challenges.

Seminar Details

Topic: Sensory Integration in Autism
Date: 29 November 2014, Saturday
Time: 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Venue: Quality Life Discoveries, Inc. #70 20th Avenue Brgy. San Roque, Project 4, Quezon City

Seminar Fees

Pre-reg. *until November 25
ASP Member - P500.00
Non - Member - P600.00

On-Site Registration
ASP Member - P600.00
Non - Member - P700.00

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 50 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 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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