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.

03 September 2018

Workshop on Response to Crisis Behavior Goes to VisMin!

Meltdowns and aggressive behaviors often occur with individuals with autism. This is a way for them to communicate something that is personally distressing. Parents, teachers, caregivers, and anyone who interacts with the individual should know how to respond to these events and help them through a tough experience -- while minimizing physical trauma and destruction to property. This workshop will help participants understand the cause of crisis behaviors, will provide tips on deescalating behaviors before they become meltdowns and provide practical tips on how to avoid injury for both the person with autism and those around them when aggressive behaviors occur. This learning opportunity is exclusively for ASP members -- parents, family members and professionals with clinical exposure to individuals with autism.

This workshop will involve physical movement; which is why participants will be limited to 30. Registered participants should come in comfortable attire which will allow them to move -- jewelry or sharp accessories are discouraged.

The Speaker
The image shows ASP National secretary Ms. Cecile Sicam standing in front of ASP Hugot wall wearing glasses and ASP uniform. She has black short hair.
Ms. Cecile Sicam

Cecile Sicam is one of the 11 original founders of the Autism Society Philippines. She has served ASP as President from 2001 to 2004; and as its current Secretary. Cecile has been teaching children with special needs for more than 2 decades. She taught SpEd for three years Santa Clara, California; and came back to serve Filipino children with special needs. She was instrumental in the founding of Professionals for Autism Foundation, Inc., Center for Autism and Related Disorders, the Philippine Association for Behavioral Analysis. Her adult son, Likas, is on the autism spectrum and has been employed for more than a decade.

Seminar Details

The workshop will be done in three cities. Please make sure you select the right session when registering.

Date/Time: 22 September 2018, Saturday, 1300H - 1700H
Venue: Ateneo 8th floor Media Room, Community Center Bldg. Roxas St. Davao City

Cagayan de Oro
Date/Time: 6 October 2018, Saturday, 1300H - 1700H
Venue: Executive Hall, Pilgrim Christian College

Date/Time: 20 October 2018, Saturday, 1300H - 1700H
Venue: Narra Room , Departent of Education Eco-Tech Center Sudlon Lahug Cebu City

Seminar Fees
Non-member – P 800.00 (inclusive of ASP membership) - Cebu
Non-member – P 500.00 (inclusive of ASP membership) - Davao and Cagayan de Oro
ASP Member – P 200.00

Pre-registered participants may pay to Autism Society Philippines, Metrobank, Kamias Branch Account Number 047-3-04751874-2. Please email the scan copy of your deposit slip with the name/s of participant/s and contact numbers to and bring it on the day of the seminar. There will only be 30 slots available. No refund will be given to participants who do not show up on the date of the seminar. For more details, please call ASP at (02) 903-5496.

The ASP Education and Empowerment Program serves as a platform to educate Filipino parents and professionals on the various interventions, modalities and theories surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorder. Their application and implementation are left at your discretion. The views and personal experiences of the speakers are their own and may not necessarily reflect the views of the organization.


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