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.

29 March 2018

ASP PweDay for the Month of April 2018

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. --- Aristotle

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 Pweymate painting a white shoe.
PweDay Shoe Painting

On April 4 - Adults on the autism spectrum will have their Photo Collage Art Session - Art therapy promotes mental and emotional growth through art making. Art therapy is conducted with the aim of building life skills, addressing deficits and problem behaviors, and promoting healthy self-expression. Photo collage is Cool Art Therapy Intervention. In art lingo, collage simply means "to glue," and is the assembling of different images or materials to create a new whole. Please bring scissors, glue, pictures of you and your family for about 15-20pieces in different sizes (wallet size, 3R, 2x2), 1/8 illustration board, pencil.

On April 11 - we will have Smartphone Digital Photography session - This Wednesday, our Persons on the autism spectrum will be learning how to take digital portraits using smartphones from photography experts from Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation Inc — who will be setting up our HQ like a pro studio! Participants must bring a smartphone (with a camera and enough memory) and outfits they would like to be photographed in, as they will take turns being models as well. Ready? Smile!.” Prepare a P150 donation when you get on-site.

On April 18 - we will have a Pangkabuhayang Recipe - Persons on the autism spectrum will prepare Special Polvoron - a popular holiday delicacies, a dessert or snack in the Philippines. Cooking can be an opportunity to increase independence, learn basic academic skills to use in a functional way. Persons on the autism spectrum who have sensory processing challenges can benefit greatly from the smells, textures and tastes involved with the cooking process. 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 April 25 - Persons 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.

"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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