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.

03 June 2017

ASP PWAy Day for the month of June

"Children with autism are colorful - they are often very beautiful and, like the rainbow, they stand out." -- Adele Devine

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 June 7 - Join us again with Teacher Elizabeth Montenegro-Rye for a Yoga for Relaxation. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga helps adults with autism in many ways. It develops motor skills, enhances balance and stability and develops body awareness.Yoga improves confidence and social skills, learning self-control and self-calming techniques through yoga, they are likely to grow confidence in interacting with others and refine their social skills. It is also help the PWAs to be calm and relax. Bring you own mat on this activity.

On June 14 - we will have a Cooking session. PWAs will cook Corn Dog using Pancake Mix - a simple yummy and quick food to prepare. For adults with autism, cooking can be an opportunity to increase independence, learn basic academic skills to use in a functional way. Cooking is a multi-sensory experience. Children who have sensory processing challenges can benefit greatly from the smells, textures and tastes involved with the cooking process. 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 June 21 - we will have a Sensory Friendly Movie.  This 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. This will provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for our special audience.

On June 28 - we will have for the first time - Fabric Weaving Workshop with Teacher Olive Lopez. Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. This workshop will gain the opportunity to play and explore with fabrics. Weave them together and create your own cloth masterpice. This activity will help improve motor skills, stimulates creativity, self esteem and others among the PWAs. The facilitator will bring the materials, please prepare P100 for the expenses and the P50  for donation.

"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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