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.

17 August 2020

Nutrition Essentials for Persons on the Spectrum

Exclusively to ASP Members

When: August 29, 2020, Sat
Time: 2pm - 4pm

The image shows salmon, eggs, broccoli, kinds of nuts, kinds of seeds, beef, chicken, cheese, and artichokes.
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With all the food supplements being marketed for autism, how can you tell which ones are really beneficial and which ones are just hype? Dr. Acuin will explain what the basic nutrition for the child/teen/adult on the spectrum should be, what nutrition issues are commonly encountered in persons on the spectrum and how to assess nutrition information from the news or on the web.

Meet our Speaker:

Dr. Cecilia Acuin
Our distinguished resource person, CECILIA C. SANTOS-ACUIN, MD., is both a Doctor of Medicine (UP PGH) and a doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition (Cornell University). She also has a Master of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut.

A staunch advocate of Equitable food security, she has conducted numerous researches and published studies here and abroad among which are: “Assessing Household Dietary Diversity and Food Consumption Score as Indicators of Household Food Security Status in the Philippines”; “Food Security, Poverty and Inequality”; “An Assessment of the Philippine Nutrition Situation”.

Dr. Acuin is currently the president of the Philippine Association of Nutrition. She is an Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines Los BaƱos, Institute of Human Nutrition and Food Position. She was a Senior Scientist in Human Nutrition at the International Rice Research Institute Position until May 2020. She has worked as a consultant for WHO in Indonesia and Vietnam. Doc Ces is also mother to Benjie, an adult on the autism spectrum.


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