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.

05 June 2016

June 25 Back to Back Seminars

Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research (STAR Program)
25 June 2016, Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:00nn
ASP National Headquarters, #9 11th Jamboree Street cor. Sct. Fuentabella,
Brgy. Sacred Heart, Kamuning, Quezon City

Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research or the STAR Program (author, Joel Arick, Ph.D) is an evidence-based, ABA-based and research validated program used in over 2,000 school districts in the United States and in other parts of the globe. It is a strategy for instruction based on research-based methods of discrete trial training, pivotal response training and teaching functional routines method. The program is a method of teaching to address the needs of children with Autism from early childhood through post-secondary level in the 6 curricular areas of receptive language, expressive language, spontaneous language, functional routines, academics, and play and social skills. The STAR program provides curriculum resources and a continuum of professional activities needed for teachers to implement the program which includes detailed lesson plans, teaching materials, data systems and curriculum-based assessment.

This talk will give an overview of the STAR program, instructional activities and materials and demonstrate methods of instruction particularly discrete trial method.

About the Speaker

Ms. Maria Theresa Aficial
Maria Theresa P. Aficial, fondly called Teacher Tess, she has taught in college, high school and SpEd. She worked with Bridges Foundation Inc. for 4 years before she went to the US as a Special Ed Teacher. She is now currently teaching Life Skills, a self-contained class of all autism, from kinder to 1st grade at Coyote Canyon Elementary School at Bullhead City, Arizona. She has attended the STAR seminar-workshop in Phoenix, AZ in October 2015 aside from the on-site training done regularly by the STAR Autism Support. Her class has been using the STAR program and is being closely monitored and evaluated for strict implementation of the program and children’s progress as required by Arizona Department of Education.

Crisis Management at home, school and community
25 June 2016, Saturday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ASP National Headquarters, #9 11th Jamboree Street cor. Sct. Fuentabella,
Brgy. Sacred Heart, Kamuning, Quezon City

The rainy season is here and with it comes the possibility of storms, floods, brown outs and other disruptions to our children’s daily routines which could trigger tantrums and meltdowns. How do we deal with these? How do we prepare our children for emergency and crisis situations?

T. Mark will show us how to plan and prepare our children for such occurrences. He will give us strategies to ensure our children’s safety, and what to do when crisis arise. He will give us tips on how to prepare our children for encounters with Law Enforcers, Fire Fighters and Medical Responders.

More importantly, he will give tips and strategies on how to de-escalate tantrums and meltdowns when they begin, how to distinguish between a tantrum and a meltdown and the safety measures to use when we need to physically restrain or isolate them during a full blown meltdown. Parents, teachers and therapists alike will benefit from these important strategies.

About the Speaker

Mr. Mark Anthony Padil
Mark Anthony T. Padil, EMR 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. 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 - REACT NCR North Group and with the CRS-AFP Civil Relations Service. A Fire Volunteer and member of Fighter ESD - Emergency Services Division, An Auxilliary Officer under PCGA, An EMS Officer - Ambulance Medic with Dreamsmed Ambulance Transport and he is founder of the eMergency Autism Response sKills (eMark) Services.

Seminar Fees

Pre-Registration (until June 22 or until slots last)
Single Seminar Member - P 400.00
Single Seminar Non-member - P 600.00
Double Seminar Member - P 800.00
Double Seminar Non-member - P 1,000.00

On-site Registration Fee
Single Seminar Member - P 500.00
Single Seminar Non-member - 700.00
Double Seminar Member - P 1,000.00
Double Seminar Non-member - P 1,200.00

Pre-registered participants may pay to Autism Society Philippines, Metrobank, Kamias Branch Account Number 047-3-04751874-2. Please email the scan copy of your deposit slip with the name/s of participant/s and contact numbers to and bring it on the day of the seminar. There will only be 60 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 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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