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.

22 October 2020

Visual Supports for Autism

Persons on the Autism Spectrum tend to learn and adapt best using Visual Supports. It helps them manage their behavior, retain and process information, communicate better, and achieve independence. This webinar will define and discuss Visual Supports, its rationale and significance, different contexts and applications, hierarchy and types, and proper use. It will likewise provide practical tips and samples to help parents and caregivers create effective Visual Supports that will facilitate successful home programs in the new normal. 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, through monthly seminars and workshops.

"Visual Supports for Autism"
14 November 2020, Saturday, 10:00 am
Please register below to get the zoom link.
The image shows tips of colored pencils meeting together with two moderators Ms. Cecile Sicam of ASP National and Ms. Landa Bautista of The Learning Center shown at the lower right.
Visual Supports poster

Mrs. Maria Yolanda Michelle Bautista-Abundo, M.A.Ed., better known as Teacher Landa, is a sought after Special Education Consultant with over twenty (20) years of work experience in the field.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science (Major in Behavioral Studies) from the University of the Philippines, Manila. She completed her Master’s Degree in Education (Major in Special Education) at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Shortly after, she finished a Social Entrepreneurship Training Program for Professionals at Ateneo de Manila University’s School of Government.

Teacher Landa is the former Executive Director of The Learning Center, Inc. (TLC), a non-stock, non-profit Special Education center for children, adolescents, and adults with special needs. Only 24 years old in 2002, she became the school’s youngest director. She was responsible for the successful leadership and over-all management of TLC’s programs, services, activities, and school operations. She was at the helm for seventeen years and developed the school's Special Education Curricula from early intervention to work transition training programs. In September 2019, she stepped down as Directress to prioritize the best interest of her son, an extremely premature baby born at only 26 Weeks.

Currently, she is the Special Needs Coordinator of Maria Montessori Children’s School Foundation, Inc., an inclusive school. At present, she works part-time in setting up and managing the school’s Special Needs Office.

Her master’s thesis, “Factors Related to Work Transition for Persons with Special Needs” was published in the Research Journal in Special Education and Independent Living. She likewise completed the “Support System for Persons with Disabilities Course” under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Training Program for Young Leaders 2011 in Fukui, Japan.

Among Teacher Landa’s areas of expertise are Special Education, Structured Teaching, Early Intervention, Vocational Skills Training, Program Development, Curriculum Development, Behavior Modification, Functional Academics, Work Transition Training, Sheltered Workshop, Community Integration, and Teacher Training.

In addition, she likewise owns an advice blog carrying her name, where she publishes free professional recommendations on various issues concerning the development and education of both exceptional and neurotypical learners. Teacher Landa is a staunch and relentless advocate for the special needs sector. She is regularly requested to give seminars or present in conferences on various Special Education topics of interests. She has likewise been a resource person for various publications on Special Education and childhood development.

Connect with her at, Teacher Landa on Facebook, and @teacherlanda on Instagram and Twitter. Together, let’s embrace and empower differences!


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