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 November 2019

Effective Response to Crisis Behaviors

What: Effective Response to Crisis Behaviors
When: 23 November 2019, 8am - 12nn (1st batch) and 1pm - 5pm (2nd batch)
Where: ASP National Headquarters (http://bit.ly/asp-map2)


Meltdowns and aggressive behaviors often occur with individuals on the autism spectrum. This is a way for them to communicate something that is personally distressing. Parents, teachers, caregivers, and anyone who interacts with the individual should know how to respond to these events and help them through a tough experience -- while minimizing physical trauma and destruction to property. This workshop will help participants understand the cause of crisis behaviors, will provide tips on deescalating behaviors before they become meltdowns and provide practical tips on how to avoid injury for both the persons on the autism spectrum and those around them when aggressive behaviors occur. Participants who attended the October 19 workshop on Behavior Management Planning Part 1 shall be given priority. This learning opportunity is exclusively for ASP members -- parents, family members and professionals with clinical exposure to individuals on the autism spectrum.

This workshop will involve physical movement; which is why participants will be limited to 30. Registered participants should come in comfortable attire which will allow them to move -- jewelry or sharp accessories are discouraged.

Our Speaker:

Cecile Sicam is one of the 11 original founders of the Autism Society Philippines. She has served ASP in many capacities, as Secretary, President from 2001 to 2004; Vice President. Cecile has been teaching children with special needs for more than 2 decades. She taught SpEd for three years Santa Clara County, California; and upon her return resumed her position as Program Coordinator of Bridges Foundation Inc. She served as BFI's Directress from 2010-2016. She was her son's job coach upon his transition from school. Her adult son, Likas, has been employed for more than a decade. Now retired, she is currently ASP's Board Secretary, Education Committee Head and Project Manager of the Homepowerment Project.

Seminar Rates: (certificate and snack included)

The Seminar is exclusive to members of the Autism Society Philippines. Seminar rate is until November 20th only, additional P200 for walkin registration and onsite payment.

P 400 - Seminar only (For existing ASP Members)
P 900 - Seminar + ASP membership

Seminar fees may be deposited to Autism Society Philippines, Metrobank, Kamias Branch Account Number 047-3-04751874-2. Please email the scan copy of your deposit slip with the name/s of participant/s and contact numbers to autismphils@gmail.com and bring it on the day of the seminar. On-site registrants or walk- in will be accepted depending on the availability of slots. There will only be 30 slots per batch available. No refund will be given to participants who do not show up on the date of the seminar. For more details, please call ASP at 02-79035496.

The ASP Education and Empowerment Program serves as a platform to educate Filipino parents and professionals on the various interventions, modalities and theories surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorder. Their application and implementation are left at your discretion. The views and personal experiences of the speakers are their own and may not necessarily reflect the views of the organization.

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