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.

27 September 2017

ASP PWAY Day for the months of October, November and December

Slow down and enjoy life. It's only the scenery you miss by going to fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why --- Eddie Cantor

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 October 4 - we will have KarAOKe session for the Adults with Autism. Singing lowers stress levels. This activity will releases stored muscle tension and decreases the levels of a stress hormone of the adults with autism. Singing improves mental alertness: Improved blood circulation and an oxygenated blood stream allow more oxygen to reach the brain.

On October 11 - Mooncake Dice Game - also known as Pua Tiong Chiu or Bo Bing Chinese dice game traditionally played as part of the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The game known as Bo Bing (lit. gambling for cakes) in China, traditionally involves six dices and a China bowl with 63 different sized mooncakes as prizes for the winning players.  This activty will develop socialization and communications among the PWAs.

On October 18 - last session of MixxedFit Dance Fitness for this year. MixxedFit is a people-inspired dance fitness program that is a mix of explosive dancing and bootcamp training techniques. Certified Mixxedfit Instructor Miss Donna Lim will lead this innovative dance-fitness incorporates different elements, all of which are designed to tone, strengthen, and increase endurance. MixxedFit will feel you energized, combining fun-loving dance moves with interval training and cardio workouts, individuals will enjoy an inspirational full body workout.

On October 25 - Adults with Autism will have Sensory Friendly Movie. To provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for our special audience, ASP will allow bringing up the lights, turning down sound volume, allowing families/PWAs to bring in their own snacks and welcoming audience members to get up, dance, walk, shout, sing, go in and out of the room.

On November 8 - Adults with Autism will enjoy Tree Planting. Adult with autism who have sensory processing disorders tend to have extreme reactions to sensory stimulation in that they are either stimulated too much or too little. Tree planting can be very therapeutic for people who suffer from sensory problems as a calming activity and as a gentle way to stimulate the senses. This way, children with autism and with other sensory processing disorders will feel safe and comfortable in exploring their senses without feeling overwhelmed by them.

On November 15 - we will conduct a session on Angels Christmas Decor Making. Adult PWAs will teach how to make different Angels Decor for the Christmas Season. 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.

On November 22 - Adults with autism will have Parol Making. Adult PWAs will teach how to make a simple parol in time for the Christmas Season. This will help to develop fine motor skills and creativity. Chosen work may be display as Christmas decoration at ASP Headquarters.

On November 29 - we will Cook a simple but 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.

"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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