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.

03 May 2019

ASP PWAY Day 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 "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 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 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 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 the PWAs and develop their natural artistic abilities. PWAs will just bring their own paint brushes, acrylic paints, glue gun and extra shirt. Please wear proper clother, no sando.

On May 22 - 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 May 29 - 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 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 the PWAs 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.


"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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