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.

31 May 2018

ASP PweDay for the Month of June 2018

“Kids have to be exposed to different things in order to develop. A child’s not going to find out he likes to play a musical instrument if you never exposed him to it…” --- Temple Grandin

The Autism Society Philippines Wednesday "PweDay" aims to provide enrichment for teens and adults with autism 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 PWAs, 16 years old and above.

The image shows Pweymates doing yoga during PweDay with Ms. Elizabeth Rye.
Our Pweymates during yoga

On June 6 - Join us again with Teacher Elizabeth Montenegro-Rye for a Yoga for Relaxation. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga helps adults with autism in many ways. It develops motor skills, enhances balance and stability and develops body awareness. Yoga 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. It is also help the PWAs to be calm and relax. Bring you own mat on this activity.

On June 13 - we will have Art session - we will make a DIY Father's Day Mugs. Celebrate Father's Day by making personalized mugs for your daddy or Papa. Show how much you love him through your unique design. Through this art activity, this will 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. Bring your own coffee mugs or maso jar, glue gun, scissors and glue.

On June 20 - we will have a Cooking session. PWAs will cook Special Puto, one of the oldest traditional rice cakes in the Philippines. For adults with autism, cooking can be an opportunity to increase independence, learn basic academic skills to use in a functional way. Cooking is a multi-sensory experience. Children 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 June 27 - we will have Tshirt Tie-Dye. Tie-dye is characterized by the use of bright, saturated primary colors and bold patterns. These patterns, including the spiral, mandala, and peace sign, and the use of multiple bold colors. Tie-dye can be used to create a wide variety of designs on fabric, from standard patterns such as the spiral, peace sign, diamond, and the marble effect to beautiful works of art. This is a really fun activity to work on with your PWAs. You can incorporate color identification, fine motor skills, following directions, sequencing, and more!

"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."


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