When & Where
30 July 2011
Asian Social Institute
1518 Leon Guinto Cor Escoda Sts.,
A. Pictures Exchange Communication System (PECS) – 9AM to 12NN
Speaker: Ms. Stephanie Lopez – Sy
Developed in 1985 as a unique augmentative/ alternative training package that teaches children and adults with autism and other communication deficits to initiate communication. Using the PECS, the student learns to spontaneously initiate communicative exchanges. People using PECS are taught to approach and give a picture of a desired item to a communicative partner in exchange for that item. Using PECS, students learn to gain the attention of the communication partner in order to make a request. Every step in PECS was developed from the principles of ABA.
B. Forum on Family Journey with Autism – 1:30 to 4:30 PM
Dr. Nida Juat – Valeriano
Ms. Rosalyn Marie Gison Sorongon
Ms. Melanie Felix – Arceo
Autism affects the entire family. The challenges and tribulations that are associated with this condition leave certain impacts on all the family members. Listen to the stories of the families and the explanations of the professionals as they take part in shedding light on the plight of the families coping with autism.
For more details, please call ASP at 9266941/9298447 or click here to visit their blog.