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 April 2018

ASP PweDay for the Month of May 2018

“What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning,” --- Chuck Grassley

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 Pweymates playing indoor games.
Our Pweymates - Nisha, Nina and Paulo

On May 2 - we will have Fun Games for Adults on the autism spectrum. This activity will help our Persons on the autism spectrum to increase and develop the following: social interaction among them, help them to seek out lifelong friendships while learning how to take turns and partake in socially appropriate behaviors, build the skills required for communication through playing and interacting, physical activity is also suggested to improve self-esteem. Participants must wear comfortable shoes, bring extra shirt, water and a simple snacks.

On May 9 - another MixxedFit session with our very own Certified MixxedFit Instructor Donna Lim as she will lead this innovative dance-fitness. A fun energetic dance fitness workout program which is typically about an hour long. It will involves dance fitness and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. Attendees will wear comfortable workout clothes, such as leggings, workout pants, or shorts, wear appropriate footwear, do NOT wear sandals, flip flops, ballet shoes and hiking boots. Bring water and towel.

On May 16 - we will have Origami - This can help our Persons on the autism spectrum to increase self esteem by learning and completing an origami model that gives a sense of great accomplishment. The process of learning a new model and duplicating it on his own provides an opportunity to improve multiple cognitive skills. Sequential memory, concentration, ability to follow directions, eye/hand coordination, spatial perception and fine and gross motor skills are some examples.

On May 23 - we will have a Cooking session - Persons on the autism spectrum will prepare Pangkabuhayang Recipe - Home Made Yema, simple and one of the favorite Filipino candy. 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 May 30 - there will be a session on Coloring - A simple activity that helps to improves motor skills, stimulates creativity, color awareness, improve focus, self esteem and others among our Persons on the autism spectrum. Coloring could be interchanged with various other calming activities

"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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