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.

27 September 2017

ASP PweDay 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 "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 a PWA singing during PweDay.
Our Pweymates during the KarAOKe session

On October 4 - we will have KarAOKe session for the Adults on the autism spectrum. Singing lowers stress levels. This activity will releases stored muscle tension and decreases the levels of their stress hormone. 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 activity will develop socialization and communications among the Persons on the autism spectrum.

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 on the autism spectrum 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/Persons on the autism spectrum 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 - we will enjoy Christmas Decor Making. Persons on the autism spectrum will teach how to make different Decor for the Christmas Season. This activity will highlights their creativity 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 15 - Persons on the autism spectrum will prepare Chocolate Balls - simple, yummy and quick food to prepare. This will teach them 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 November 22 - Persons on the autism spectrum will make Picture Frame for Christmas Tree Decor. Persons on the autism spectrum will teach how to make a simple Christmas Tree Decor using your family pictures in time for the Christmas Season. This will help to develop fine motor skills and creativity.

On November 29 - we will make a Flaglets that we will use in our Angels Walk for Autism 2018 in Mall of Asia Arena. This will help to develop fine motor skills and creativity. There will be a simple contest, more flaglets you make, more surprise prizes you get.

On December 6 - This will be the last PweDay activity for this year. Persons on the autism spectrum will have their Christmas Party. After all the cooking session, the arts and crafts, the fitness program and etc. it's time to party!

"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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