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.

01 August 2017

Parent Sharing on the Son-Rise Program

Learn simple, yet effective, Son-Rise strategies that have helped parents encourage their children with autism to look at them, use verbal and non-verbal communication, interact socially and become more flexible. Find out what makes the Son-Rise Program different from other therapies. This is open to parents, professionals and adult caregivers of children of all ages challenged by autism and related development difficulties.

About the Speaker:
The image shows Ms. Michelle Tambunting and her son Luis. Ms. Michelle has long hair, smiles and wears black shirt. Her son Luis wears school uniform.
Ms. Michelle Tambunting with son Luis
Michelle Tambunting is an early childhood educator, lecturer and writer who runs an inclusive preschool in Manila. She and her husband, Victor, are parents to two boys, aged 10 and 6. Her younger son, Luis, was diagnosed with autism at 2 years old. While enrolled in an ABA center and doing speech and OT interventions, Michelle rediscovered The Son-Rise Program, through a friend. She had watched the movie about Raun and his family many, many years back while researching for a paper on autism in college. She joined the Start-Up in May 2015 and life for their family has never been the same since. They saw so many wonderful changes in Luis just with adopting the Son-Rise lifestyle soon after she returned from the course. After she, her husband, her older son and two volunteers worked with Luis in the playroom for almost a year and a half, Luis’ flexibility, speech, sensory issues and self-regulation greatly improved. Luis is now in a fully inclusive class with 20 other neurotypical children, thriving, making friends and having loads of fun!

Because of how life-changing The Son-Rise Program was for the whole family, Michelle continues to share with other families about the gifts of the program and the many small miracles they have experienced with Luis. After attending Raun’s lecture in October 2016, the entire teaching staff at the preschool which Michelle co-founded in 1999, has adopted Son-Rise principles as a way to foster inclusion, compassion, acceptance and love in their classrooms. This has truly helped many other children, aside from Luis. Michelle, Victor and their family look forward to sharing the blessings of The Son-Rise Program to many more families, educators and practitioners who work with children on the spectrum.

Seminar Details:
Seminar Fee: P 300.00
Deadline of Registration and payment: August 16, 2017 4PM (First come first serve)
Date: 19 August 2017, Saturday
Time: 9:00AM - 12:00NN
Venue: ASP National Headquarters, #9 11th Jamboree Street cor. Sct. Fuentabella, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Kamuning, Quezon City

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. On-site registrants or walk- in will be accepted depending on the availability of slots. There will only be 80 slots available. No refund will be given to participants who do not show up on the date of the parent sharing. For more details, please call ASP at 02-903-5496.

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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