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 September 2021

Sensory Integration: Calming Strategies for the Home

Date: 23 October 2021, Saturday
Time: 9:00am (we are not accepting late-comers)
Register below to get the zoom link.
Deadline of registration is 22 October 2021, Friday at 12nn
This learning event is EXCLUSIVE TO ASP MEMBERS

The image shows a boy putting beads in the bowl with his mom and a teacher with two moderators Ms. Cecile Sicam and Ms. Anya Sanchez.
Sensory Integration October 2021 Poster

Sensory Integration is about how our brain receives and processes sensory information so that we can do the things we need to do in our everyday life. Our brain interprets the information it receives, then uses all of this information to help us respond to our environment. Most persons with autism have problems with sensory integration and this manifests in odd or challenging behaviors. Movement is important in sensory stimulation and we need to make sure our children are moving and active. Participants will learn practical strategies and sensory-rich activities we can do at home that can help PWAs cope or overcome their sensory processing difficulties.

IMPORTANT: Validated members will receive an email with the Zoom details. Send us an email via if you have not received your Zoom credentials by Friday, 22 October at 1pm. Please do not share your link — only one device per name shall be accepted.

Our Moderator:

Ms Cecile Sicam
Cecile S. 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.

Our Speaker:

Ms Anya Sanchez
Maria Anya Paola P. Sanchez, OTRP works as an occupational therapist at the St. Luke’s Medical Center, QualiMed Surgery Center – Manila, and Independent Living Learning Centre. She is also a contributing writer for the blog of Theracare, a family-centered therapy clinic in Davao. When Anya was the Apple Tree Integrated School’s program consultant, she helped develop the institution’s Blended Learning Program for students with disabilities even before the pandemic. She was also the clinic coordinator of Apple Tree’s school-based therapy center. Together with the Apple Tree staff, Anya pioneered the school’s push-in therapy services, which allowed Apple Tree’s occupational therapists and speech pathologists to shadow their patients during classes and extra co-curricular activities. She also developed many of the guidelines for conducting push-in sessions virtually.

Anya took up BS Occupational Therapy at the UP Manila. This year, she obtained her Diploma in International Health at the UP Open University.


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