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 January 2018

ASP PWAy Day for the Month of February

Many activities and team play participation will give you a training that will prove invaluable later on in life -- Walter Annenberg

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 February 7 - we will start our PWAy Day for 2018 - a Yoga for Relaxation with our very own Yoga Instructor Teacher Elizabeth Montenegro-Rye who will help us to develop motor skills, enhances balance and stability and develop body awareness. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. It is also 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. Bring your own mat on this activity.

On February 14 - we will have a Cooking session - Adult with autism will cook Special Pancake with "HeartDog" - a simple and surprising but oh-so-satisfying snack to celebrate the Valentine's Day. Cooking can be an opportunity to increase independence, learn basic academic skills to use in a functional way. PWAs 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 February 21 - 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 February 28 - we will have for the first time the Art of Painting Designer Shoes - Personalizing a pair of shoes is a great activity for the PWAs and also a great gift idea. This activity will require attentive focus and calmness to create and color, this can help to cultivate mindfulness, self-awareness, and stress relief. This session will also enhance the creativity of the PWAs and develop their natural artistic abilities. Materials to bring will be announce before the activity.

"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."


Felyse said...

Where po ang venue for PWAY Day for Februaray?

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