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.

25 September 2019

ASP PueDay for the month of October, November and December

“Rigid academic and social expectations could wind up stifling a mind that, while it might struggle to conjugate a verb, could one day take us to distant stars.” – Temple Grandin

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 October 2 - we will start our PueDay for this month - a KarAOKe session for the Persons on the autism spectrum. KarAOKe is a way of dining interactive entertainment. Singing lowers stress levels. This activity will releases stored muscle tension and decreases the levels of a stress hormone of the adults with autism. Singing improves mental alertness: Improved blood circulation and an oxygenated blood stream allow more oxygen to reach the brain.

On October 9 - Mooncake Dice Game - also known as Pua Tiong Chiu or Bo Bing Chinese dice game traditionally played as part of the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The game known as Bo Bing (lit. gambling for cakes) in China, traditionally involves six dices and a China bowl with 63 different sized mooncakes as prizes for the winning players. This activity will develop socialization and communications among the Persons on the autism spectrum. Please wear proper clothes and don't forget the P100 donation.

On October 16 - we will have Candle Making. Learn how to easily make your own homemade candles. Candles are a great way to bring light and fragrance into a room, and making them yourself is a fun craft project. This activity is a great way to get those young ones more interested in their own creativity. A really great way to express yourself with fun crafts that are both easy and fulfilling to do. Bring your scissors, extra shirt and P200 donation.

On October 23 - we will have a cooking session.Crema de Fruta. Crema de fruta is a traditional Filipino fruitcake made with layers of sponge cake, sweet custard or whipped cream, gelatin or gulaman, and various preserved or fresh fruits, including mangoes, pineapples, cherries, and strawberries. It is usually served during the Christmas season. This will teach them 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 November 6 - we will have a fun Indoor Games for Persons on the autism spectrum. This activity will help Persons on the autism spectrum to increase and develop the following: social interaction among them, 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, a simple snacks and bring the P100 donation.

On November 13 - we will have Maja Blanca. Maja Blanca is a Filipino dessert made primarily from coconut milk. Also known as coconut pudding, it is usually served during fiestas and during the holidays, especially Christmas. This will teach them 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 November 20 - we will make Christmas Decor. Old Christmas decorations do not have to be throw away, specially if they hold sentimental value. A great ideas for re-purposing and upcycling items for Christmas holiday decorations can give your home a new holiday feels and is also great for the environment. Please bring your own scissors, glue, pencil, glue gun and glue stick if you have and 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 Persons on the autism spectrum 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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