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.

19 March 2018

Families chat about behavior -- the struggles and the joys

Autism Society Philippines National Trustee and City of San Fernando Pampanga President Ms. Joyla Ofrecia welcomed 13 participants in Family Support Group held in ASP National Headquarters last 17 March 2018.

The image shows Ms. Joyla Ofrecia with her participants during Family Support Group.
Participants of the Family Support Group
ASPs monthly family support group sessions bring together PWAs, parents, siblings and other family members to talk about their journey in living with autism. Participants share their experiences and draw enlightenment and strength from others going through the same challenges. The group shared struggles and solutions to behavior challenges in children with autism, like wandering and aggression -- as well as their wonderful passions, like painting and bible reading.

Their insights from the discussion include:

“I’ve learned I realized that children with ASD have different struggles in life and should treat well.”

“Routine is very important to a child.”

“All this is a process; and a support system is essential.”


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