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.

01 April 2017

ASP PWAy Day for the months of April and May 2017

I absolutely love to relax and have fun. I like socializing; I like chatting. I like dancing, mixing with friends. --- Gwendoline Christie

The Autism Society Philippines Wednesday "PWAy Day" aims to provide enrichment for teens and adults with autism who are not currently enrolled in schools. ASP PWAy Days 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 PWAs, 16 years old and above .



On April 5 - we will start our PWAy Days with a Karaoke session. This will lets you sing songs with YouTube, show off your voice and let your inner star shine! Participants will choose their favorite song, either love songs, slow songs, classic, modern, ballads... whatever you like to call them! 

On April 19 - Miss Donna Lim  and Vince Mercado will  conduct a class on Zumba+MixxedFit - a fun energetic dance fitness workout program which is typically about an hour long. It will involves dance fitness and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included.

On April 26 - we will have a Sensory-Friendly Movie - This will provides a sensory friendly environment for individuals with autism for whom the environment is suitable and their families to watch the movie. These screenings 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 May 3 - we will have a Cooking session. PWAs will cook Potato Cheese Ball - a simple yummy and quick food to prepare. 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 May 10 - we will have an Indoor Games for PWAs. This will enhance the motor skills, socialization and communications among the PWAs. Participants must wear comfortable shoes, bring extra shirt, water and a simple snacks.

On May 17 - there will be a session on Summer Coloring. A simple activity that helps to improves motor skills, stimulates creativity, color awareness, improve focus, self esteem and others among the PWAs.

On May 24 - first time in our PWAy Days is the Outdoor Activities . We will have fun games and a simple picnic for PWAs. This activity will allows them to explore their environment, develop muscle strength and coordination, and gain self-confidence. This will increase general levels of happiness, and can lead to positive social outcomes. Please bring extra shirt, water and simple snacks to share.

On May 31 - the last PWAy Day for the month of May - we will have a session on Painting using Acrylic Paint. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry. This session will enhance the creativity of the PWAs and develop their natural artistic abilities. Practicing mixing colors often will make painting projects more enjoyable. PWAs will just bring their own paint brushes, acrylic paints and extra shirt.

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.

"Adults with autism 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 PWAs 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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