The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

05 March 2019

ASP PWAy Day for the month of March and April

Autism … offers a chance for us to glimpse an awe-filled vision of the world that might otherwise pass us by,” --- Dr. Colin Zimbleman, Ph.D.

The Autism Society Philippines Wednesday "PWAy Day" aims to provide enrichment for teens and adults with autism who are not currently enrolled in schools. ASP PWAy Days 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 PWA members, 16 years old and above.



On March 13 - PWAYmates will prepare Yema Cake.  Yema cake is not a traditional Filipino cake but rather a new creation. This cake is a type of chiffon or sponge cake infused with cream cheese then flavoured with yema, a type of milk custard candy popular in the Philippines.. This will teach the PWAs on proper food hygiene, simple food preparation, and presentation. Participants must bring their own hair net, apron, own food containers and closed shoes (no slippers or sandals please). Prepare a P200 donation when you get on-site.

On March 20 - we will have a fun Indoor Games for Adults with Autism. This activity will help adults with autism to increase and develop the following: social interaction among other PWAs, help your PWAs 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 March 27 - PWAYmates will make No Bake Banana Muffins.  Banana Muffin is a snack or “merienda”, loved by many Filipinos. If you love bananas so much then this will be your comfort food because its main ingredient is, of course, a ripe banana. This will teach the PWAs on proper food hygiene, simple food preparation, and presentation. Participants must bring their own hair net, apron, own food containers and closed shoes (no slippers or sandals please). Prepare a P200 donation when you get on-site.

On April 3 - we will have a Sensory-Friendly Movie - This will provides a sensory friendly environment for individuals with autism for whom the environment is suitable and their families to watch the movie. These screenings will allow bringing up the lights, turning down sound volume, allowing families/PWAs to bring in their own snacks. PWAs can get up, dance, walk, shout, sing, go in and out of the room. Prepare a P100 donation when you get on-site.

On April 10 - we will have a KarAOKe session - Most adults with autism loves to sing, but did you know that karaoke can help improve your PWAs cognitive development? Not only is karaoke a great way for them to let off extra energy and express emotion also. KaraOKe is a form of interactive entertainment. Participants will choose their favorite song, either love songs, slow songs, classic, modern, ballads... whatever you like to call them! Prepare a P100 donation when you get on-site.

On April 24 - we will have Tropixx Dance Fitness. Tropixx is an island dance inspired fitness program that incorporates repetitive dance fundamentals from tropical island destinations. PWAYmates please bring your own sarong and Prepare a P100 donation when you get on-site.


"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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