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 May 2019

ASP PueDay for the month of May and June

I might hit developmental and societal milestones in a different order than my peers, but I am able to accomplish these small victories on my own time. -- Haley Moss

The Autism Society Philippines Wednesday "PueDay" aims to provide enrichment for teens and adults on the autism spectrum who are not currently enrolled in schools. ASP PueDays 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.



On May 8 - we will prepare Leche Flan - a traditional Filipino dessert that is commonly served at Fiestas and other special occasions. It is caramel custard made of milk (‘Leche’ in Spanish), sugar and eggs and usually flavored with vanilla and key lime zest. This will teach our Persons on the autism spectrum 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 May 15 - we will have DIY Canvas Pouch Art. We're always looking out for unique and special DIY canvas pouch design. This simple and fun activity make an ordinary pouch into something special. This session will enhance the creativity of our Persons on the autism spectrum and develop their natural artistic abilities. Participants will just bring their own paint brushes, acrylic paints, glue gun and extra shirt. Please wear proper clothes, no sando.

On May 22 - we will have a fun Indoor Games for Persons on the autism spectrum. This activity will help adults on the autism spectrum to increase and develop the following: social interaction among other adults on the autism spectrum, 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 29 - we will have a Sensory-Friendly Movie - This will provides a sensory friendly environment for our Persons on the autism spectrum 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/Persons on the autism spectrum to bring in their own snacks. They can get up, dance, walk, shout, sing, go in and out of the room. Prepare a P100 donation when you get on-site.

On June 19 - we will have Coffee Mandala Painting. This workshop will use coffee as a medium of painting. It is a monochromatic style of painting. You don’t have to buy expensive paints at the same time; you can still express your creativity on this type of art. In this workshop, you will use coffee to paint mandalas which is a therapeutic process and it is similar with meditation. You can get started on painting coffee mandala art today. Please bring your own brush, painting pallet, apron and P200 for the donation.

On June 26 -  we will prepare a Filipino merienda - Palitaw. Palitaw (from litaw, the Tagalog word for "float" or "rise") is a small, flat, sweet rice cake eaten in the Philippines. They are made from washed, soaked, and ground malagkit (sticky rice). This will teach our Persons on the autism spectrum on proper food hygiene, simple food preparation, and presentation. Participants must bring their own hair net, apron, own food containers and wear proper clothes (no sando) and closed shoes (no slippers or sandals please). Prepare a P200 donation when you get on-site.


"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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