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.

01 March 2020

Creating Autism-Friendly Learning Environments

May 2020, Saturday
9AM - 4PM


Structured teaching is a system for organizing space, change of activities with schedules, work study systems to facilitate learning process, and material organization to promote independence. Its primary purpose is to improve adaptation of persons on the autism spectrum by modifying or structuring the environment to accommodate their learning deficits.

What distinguishes this seminar from others given on the same topic is the rich inclusion of application of structured teaching at home, from the resource persons’ personal experiences with their sons on the spectrum and those of other families they met and students they taught. Three mothers/teachers will give actual examples emphasizing the need for consistent practice and collaboration between school teachers and carers at home.

Participants will be given the opportunity to design a structured environment for their child/student through facilitated workshops.

About the Speaker and Facilitators:


Dang Uy Koe is ASP’s Chairperson Emeritus. She graduated with degrees in Communication Arts from the University of Santo Tomas and the University of the Philippines. Labors hard for the autism advocacy, while working full-time as the Vice President of Abraham Holdings. She has taken the lead on ASP's international initiatives and is the Honorary Chair of the ASEAN Autism Network. For her regional advocacy work, she was honored as the 2018 ASEAN Prize Laureate. Dang is the mother to three boys, including Gio, an adult on the autism spectrum, who propels her to be a passionate autism advocate.

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.

Joyla Ofrecia is a mother of two, Juris 20, he has autism and Patricia 18. She has been a hands-on mother and for almost 18 years, has been implementing home intervention programs along with other school/center-based interventions for her own son and 11 years for other children with autism. She has earned her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Angeles University Foundation. She conducts training to parents and professionals and orientations to different organizations and institutions on autism. She is one of the Trustees of ASP National, also the past president of the Autism Society Philippines City of San Fernando Pampanga Chapter and Program Director of Noah Autism Resource Center. Teacher Joy finds her fulfilment in her role as an advocate of autism and an instrument to empowering parents of children with special needs. Her passion in what she does is fueled by the firm belief that she was tasked to fulfil God's purpose for her life.

Seminar Rates: (certificate and snacks included)

The Seminar is exclusive to members of the Autism Society Philippines. Walk-ins and onsite payments will be entertained ONLY IF slots are available, and for a fee of P200.

P 700 - Seminar only (For existing ASP Members)
P 1, 200 - Seminar + ASP membership

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 autismphils@gmail.com 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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