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ASP 12th National Conference and 2nd SEA Conference on Autism 2012

April 14, 2012

Autism Society Philippines (ASP) will hold its 12th National Conference and 2nd Southeast Asian Conference on Autism on April 28 and 29, 2012 with theme “LIVING WITH AUTISM: Hope@Home”at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Ave. corner ADB Avenue, Quezon City.

The coming conference will be graced by autism icon Temple Grandin, who is  noted for her work in autism advocacy, and as inventor of the squeeze machine designed to calm hypersensitive people. It will be the first time for her to face online, a Philippine conference. Temple Grandin is listed in the 2010 Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world in the “Heroes” category.  Grandin is also a doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, a bestselling author, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior.

Aside from Temple Grandin, another autism self-advocate, Dr. Stephen Shore, will be online at the conference. Also to be featured are local autism experts like Dr. Alexis Reyes, and actual experiences of Filipino families like Mr. Alejandro Cabason, Jr, ASP Marikina Valley Chapter President and a father to Vinz, a 13 y/o boy with autism who will be one of the panelists in“When Disaster Strikes Home”.  To read the experience of Mr. Alex and his family during super typhoon Ondoy, click when-disaster-meets-home.html.

Registrants to the conference may pay by depositing the payment to Autism Society Philippines, Metro Bank-Kamias Branch, Savings Account No. 047-3-04751874-2. Kindly fax to (632) 926 6941 or email to the address below the deposit slip with the name/s of the participant/s.

For more inquiries, you may call the ASP office at (02) 926 6941 or (02) 929 8447 or email them ataspnc2012@gmail.com. [For details, visit the ASP website: autismsocietyphilippines.blogspot.com]

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