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.

01 July 2019

ASP PWAy Day for the months of July and August

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 "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 July 3 - we will have an art lesson - DIY Photo Frames Art.  Photo frames put those moments you’ve captured on display, so you’re surrounded by meaning and memories. Preserve all your life's important moments with DIY Photo Frames Art. Please bring your own scissor, glue, glue gun, 5 to 10 3R pictures of you and your family and the P200 donation.

On July 10 - 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 July 17 - we will have a cooking session. Kutsinta or kuchinta or even brown rice cake is a type of “kakanin”. Kutsinta is somewhat sticky yet chewey at the same time and is best eaten with grated coconut on top. In addition, this is one of the most popular Filipino desserts to date. This will teach the PWAs on proper food hygiene, simple food preparation, and presentation. Participants must bring their own hair net, apron, disposable food container and wear closed shoes (no slippers or sandals please). Prepare a P200 donation when you get on-site.

On July 24 -  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 July 31 -  we will have our all time favorite - 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. Participants will choose their favorite song, either love songs, slow songs, classic, modern, ballads... whatever you like to call them!

"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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