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.

27 November 2020

Promoting Physical Wellbeing of Children with Autism

Physical wellbeing, which is the ability to perform physical activities and carry out social roles without being hindered by physical and biological limitations, is a key contributor to health and development. For children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, promoting physical wellbeing goes beyond allowing kids to move on their own. We need to encourage the participation in physical activities so that children will gain the known associated health benefits. This talk will present the guidelines related to physical activity, behavior when sitting or lying down, and sleep for young children. This will be followed by a discussion of considerations and tips on how to promote physical activity in young people with autism, especially in the context of the current pandemic.

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.

"Promoting Physical Wellbeing of Children with Autism"
06 December 2020, Sunday, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Register below and respond to the survey to receive the Zoom link.

The image shows children playing outside houses with two moderators at the lower Ms. Cecile Sicam of ASP National and Ms. Catherine Capio the resource speaker.
Physical Wellbeing poster

How to Register

To attend this FREE webinar is open to the public, specifically, parents of children on the autism spectrum.

(1) Fill out the form below.

(2) Respond to a four-part survey (link to be sent via email), needed in the conduct of a study entitled, “A cross-sectional study on the association of vaccine hesitancy among parents of children with neurologic or neurodevelopmental disorders to vaccine utilization” by Health Sciences students of the Ateneo De Manila University. Researchers would like to understand parents’ understanding and practices towards vaccination. Background information, questions about views in relation to vaccines, clarifying questions, and supplementary questions will be covered.

(3) Receive Zoom details upon receipt of survey response.

About the Speaker

Dr. Catherine M. Capio is an experienced pediatric physical therapist, and has continuing collaborations with developmental pediatricians, therapists, and teachers in the Philippines. She is an expert in the intersecting areas of motor development, physical activity, and health. Prior to joining The Education University of Hong Kong, she served as a Senior Research Advisor in a New Zealand Crown agency, and a Research Fellow in the University of Waikato. Her other previous roles are in the University of Hong Kong and the University of the Philippines Manila. She was also an international scholar in the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium where she trained in the area of psychomotor therapy.


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