An adult with autism speaks

27 Aug

WHAT IT’S LIKE WHEN THE DIAGNOSIS OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER COMES LATER IN LIFE.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-01/queensland-artist-diagnosed-autism-at-32/10060488

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AUTISM CAREGIVERS STRESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING IS COMING UP!!!

20 Aug

Caring for a Person with Autism (PWA) is no picnic. There are social, behavioral and communication deficits that need to be addressed on a daily basis regardless of the PWA’s age, IQ or social condition (mild, moderate or severe)..
Reducing disruptive behaviors and strengthening their own coping skills are just some of the objectives a primary caregiver needs to keep in mind..
AAAP has come up with the PWA Caregivers Stress Busting Techniques Training to help assist parents/guardians when professional services are lacking or still underway since we know there are long waiting lists for services in many large metropolitan areas…..
These concrete strategies will tide things over for the caregiver while waiting for professional help at the same time teach the participants to learn ways to ease up and de-stress emotionally, mentally and physically through quick practical movements/exercises.
The session will zero in on teaching the primary caregivers certain skills that improve how they interact with the PWAs and deal with challenging behaviors on certain settings. How to foster communication and further develop language skills. Skills to be used on a daily basis as they participate in activities at home, school and play. It applies across toddlers, puberty and adult stages…
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AAAP Getting to Know You Event (Aug 25, 2018)

8 Aug

Fun time is face time!
AAAP is organizing a Getting to Know You event on August 25 (Sat) from 10am to 2pm! It will be held at Bacolod Chicken Inasal, Jupiter St., Bel Air 2, Makati.. This is our opportunity to bond, share a good laugh, spread positive emotions and mutually influence each others’ attitudes especially when it comes to planning for our PWA children’s future!

It’s a date! Pls reply as soon as possible. Thank you!!!

Mandala Plate Painting Workshop!

3 Aug

AAAP ties up with Project Inclusion of Unilab and Amos Manlangit in a day of art expression!
Catch us on August 18, 2018 (Sat) from 8am to 12pm at Bayanihan Annex, Unilab Foundation at Pioneer Mandaluyong.
It will be a fun filled event where kids and adults alike get to appreciate art for themselves! No experience in painting required.
Open to everyone!
See you there!!!

A mother is building a “special place” for adults with autism

2 Aug

A mother is building a ‘special place’ for adults with autism

A mother is building a ‘special place’ for adults with autism

By Cristina DC Pastor
NEW YORK — In the beginning of her journey into autism advocacy, Lirio Sobreviñas-Covey was like some parents w…

A mother is building a “special place” for adults with autism

2 Aug

A mother is building a ‘special place’ for adults with autism

A mother is building a ‘special place’ for adults with autism

By Cristina DC Pastor
NEW YORK — In the beginning of her journey into autism advocacy, Lirio Sobreviñas-Covey was like some parents w…

LATEST PREVALENCE DATA ON ASD

19 Jul

STUDY SHOWS MILD INCREASE OF ASD PREVALENCE IN THE US.

A reliable estimate of ASD prevalence in adults, however, is lacking.

The prevalence study conducted every two years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in children up to 8 years of age showed a mild increase in the ASD rate. It was 1 in 68 (1.5%) in 2012, and 1 in 59 (1.7%) in 2014.

Some of the increase is attributed to improved identification in minority (non-white) and female children.

* The gender gap in autism has decreased. In 2012 data, the boys:girls ratio was 4.5:1; it was slightly down to 4:1 in 2014.

* White children in the US were still more likely to be diagnosed with autism than were minority children. However, the ethnic gap had narrowed since 2012, particularly between black and white children.

The increased prevalence in minority children and girls reflects improved diagnosis in those communities.

The age of diagnosis, a mean of 4 years, did not decrease, indicating an area of needed improvement since ASD symptoms are often detectable even during the younger years. The earlier the diagnosis, the greater the likelihood that the child will receive interventions that deliver life-long benefits.

Reliable prevalence data comprise immensely valuable data in efforts to manage and improve the lives of persons with autism spectrum disorder.

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