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.

11 February 2020

Successful Transition for Youth on the Spectrum

When: 29 February 2020, 8am - 4pm
Where: ASP National Headquarters (

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Successful Transition Digital poster

Transition to College of Individuals on the Autism Spectrum | 8:00AM - 9:30AM

Based on a study taken from in-depth interviews with college students on the autism spectrum and their parents, this talk identifies the various challenges experienced by the student on the spectrum and the different support practices offered by their families and schools. It suggests many important factors that need to be in place for the students to transition to college more smoothly and the roles all stakeholders (i.e. student, parent and college liaison officer) have to play for the student to be successful in college.

The image shows Ms. Giselle Principe wearing Filipiniana dress. Her hair is curled and has ear beads with her smile.
Ms. Gieselle Principe
Facilitator: Gieselle Patricia B. Principe, Ph.D. R.Psy. Ms. Gieselle is a graduate of Bachelor in Elementary Education Majoring in Special Education from University of the Philippines. She obtained her Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in the same university. She is a Clinical Psychologist at STEPS (Services Towards Employment Productivity and Self-Sufficiency), a Senior Psychosocial Support Specialist at the University of the Philippines Diliman Psychosocial Services, and an Associate Psychologist at Care and Counsel Wellness Center.

Building the Bridge: Transition Planning Workshop for Parents | 9:30AM - 12NN

This workshop is for parents who are looking for direction regarding their adolescents on the autism spectrum. The parents, together with their sons/daughters, will be encouraged to create a transition plan to help in making the future of these adults on the autism spectrum. The workshop entails defining a transition plan, making the transition team, setting long-term and short-term goals, and planning for follow-ups.

Reinforcing the Bridge: Continuing the Transition Plan Workshop for Parents | 1:00PM - 4:00PM

This workshop is for parents who attended the Building the Bridge: Transition Planning Workshop for Parents. The parents and their children will share their experiences in implementing the transition plan they created previously. The workshop includes identifying barriers and supports in implementing the transition plan, sharing effective strategies to follow-through with the plan, and understanding the roles of each transition team member in making the plan come true.

The image shows Mr. Dominic Cheoc wearing white polo with black and blue striped tie and black suit. He wears eyeglasses with his smile. His hair is almost straight up.
Mr. Dominic Cheoc
Facilitator: Mr. Dominic U. Cheoc, OTRP. Teacher Dom is an Occupational Therapist who has a passion for helping adolescents and adults in the Autism Spectrum. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines-Manila (UP-Manila) and currently taking up his Master's degree in Psychology, major in Industrial and Organizational Psychology in De La Salle University-Manila. He, together with his colleagues, initiated the Community Living Class in Clinic for Therapy Services-Adolescents and Adults Section - which aims to provide skills training for PWAs in marginalized settings. Currently, he is a clinical supervisor and a lecturer in UP-Manila College of Allied Medical Professionals. Aside from these endeavors, he is the Operations Manager of Chatter Therapy Center, a clinic in Quezon City offering specialized Occupational and Speech Therapy services. He envisions to enhance the practice of OT in the Philippines and promote inclusive workplaces for persons with disabilities.

The workshop is exclusive to members of the Autism Society Philippines. Workshop rates are inclusive of certificate and simple snacks. Published rate is valid until February 25th only. An additional P200 will apply for walk-ins.

Seminar only (For existing ASP Members)
AM Session - P500
PM Session - P400
AM and PM Session - P700

Seminar + ASP membership
AM Session - P1000
PM Session - P900
AM and PM Session - P1,200

Payment options include:

via DEPOSIT. Metrobank Kamias Branch 047-3-04751874-2 under the name of Autism Society Philippines. Please EMAIL the scan copy of your deposit slip to with the name/s of participant/s, contact numbers and seminar title and bring it on the day of the seminar. DO NOT SEND VIA SOCIAL MEDIA.

via CASH. Visit the ASP Headquarters at #9 11th Jamboree Street cor. Sct. Fuentebella, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City.

via PAYPAL. We will send a bill to your email address so you can complete the transaction.

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.

For schools and centers who need the digital invitation for this seminar, please download here.


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