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.

17 February 2017

ASP PweDay for the month of February and March 2017

In fact, the socialization gives us the tools to fill our evolutionary roles. They are our building blocks. - Warren Farrell

The Autism Society Philippines Wednesday "PweDay" aims to provide enrichment for teens and adults on the autism spectrum who are not currently enrolled in schools. ASP PweDays will offer opportunities to learn new skills, to socialize with non-family members and to have fun. This will be every Wednesday, from 2pm to 4pm at ASP Headquarters. This is open to all Persons on the autism spectrum members, 16 years old and above.

The image shows Pweymates making parol.
Pweymates making parol

On February 22 - we will be conducting a session on Videoke. Participants will sing their favorite song. With all the freestyle singing and dancing, there is much fun to be had!

On March 1 - Miss Donna Lim will conduct a second class on MixxedFit® - a people-inspired dance fitness program that is a mix of explosive dancing and boot camp toning. Everything about our dance fitness program can be described as explosive – all of our movements are always big, exaggerated, full-out, and our very best.

On March 8 - we will have a Sensory-Friendly Movie - a activity that will bring a unique movie experience to our PWAs. This will provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for our special audience. As part of the activity, ASP will allow bringing up the lights, turning down sound volume, allowing families/PWAs to bring in their own snacks. PWAs can get up, dance, walk, shout, sing, go in and out of the room.

On March 15 - we will have a Cooking session on Hotdog Roll for PWAs. This will teach the PWAs on proper food hygiene, simple food preparation, and presentation. Participants must bring their own hair net, apron, and closed shoes (no slippers or sandals please). Prepare a P150 donation when you get on-site.

On March 22 - there will be a session on Watercolor Painting with Teacher Amos Manlangit. This activity will highlights the creativity of the PWAs and freely express themselves in order to develop their natural artistic abilities. It promotes communication, emotional growth and sensory integration while also fostering social interaction in a fun setting. Participants must bring their own painting materials - watercolors in tubes (reeves brand), illustration boards 15x20inch and nylon brush (soft bristles).

On March 29 - we will be conducting a Yoga for Relaxation with Teacher Elizabeth Montenegro-Rye. This will guide the group in movements designed to promote wellness and relaxation. Yoga has a lot of benefits for PWAs, such as increase the cognitive skills and social-communicative behaviors, this can help to release difficult emotions such as anger, frustration or anxiety in more healthy and constructive manners, help also to increased body awareness and developed self confidence and self esteem. Bring you own mat on this activity.

We would like to foster independence among our participants. But if needed, a maximum of one (1) companion per PWA will be allowed in the training room. To attend, simply sign up on the form below and prepare a P50 donation on every activity (except for cooking session) when you get on-site.

"Persons on the autism spectrum who are no longer in school end up in the fringes of society." Mona Magno-Veluz, ASP National President shares, "ASP is deeply invested in building a society where a individuals with autism be the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive and socially-accepted members of the community -- no matter where they are on the spectrum. By keeping our Persons on the autism spectrum active and engaged outside the home, we are also training the society to be more aware of what autism is, to be more appreciative of their gifts and to be more accommodating of their deficits."


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