Seminar-workshop on Behavioral Management of Autism set

10/17/2018

MELTDOWNS and aggressive behaviors often occur with individuals with autism. This is a way for them to communicate something that is personally distressing. Parents, teachers, caregivers, and anyone who interacts with the individuals with autism should know…

SM holds talk on handling customers with special needs

PR 07/10/2018

SM City Cebu holds seminar on Proper Handling of Customers with Special Needs in its cinema, attended by mall employees, tenants, maintenance, and security personnel. The purpose of the seminar is to educate and provide a safe…

Run for Autism Awareness Challenge slated July 15

Ray Charlie Diaz 06/21/2018

IN LINE for the celebration of the World Disability Week on the third week of July, the Parent’s Reach Foundation Inc. (PRFI), in partnership with the SM City Cebu and the Rotary Club of Cebu- Fuente (RCCF),…

WHEN AUTISM WORKS: A mother’s journey to acceptance

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 05/23/2018

Kalvin was two years and four months old when a developmental pediatrician diagnosed him with autism. “I was told by the pedia that Kalvin was the 20th patient that she saw that day,” recalled the boy’s mother,…

WHEN AUTISM WORKS: Making a difference

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 05/22/2018

Six years ago, as a young lass in Doong island Bantayan town, northern Cebu, Eunicel Escala, 23, dreamed of studying in Cebu City — 146 kilometers away from home — to become a teacher. The third of…

When autism works

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 05/21/2018

PART 1 Wearing a white shirt paired with black pants and a blue apron, 20-year-old Kalvin Roa stands by the entrance of a supermarket as he welcomes customers with a warm smile, open arms and shopping baskets.…

Living with autism

Doris Mae Mondragon 02/04/2018

It was the sight of their neighbor’s child banging his head on the wall each time he had a tantrum which motivated Jastine Jane Mercado to learn more about children with autism. Mercado, 25, said she felt…

Talk on mothering a special child set

11/14/2017

THE Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines Inc. (DSAPI) Cebu Chapter, in partnership with the Juanito I. King Foundation, OMF Literature and Autism Society Philippines (ASP) Cebu Chapter, invites women, parents of children with special needs, students…

Work for job-ready persons with autism

PR 08/29/2017

  THE Autism Society Philippines (ASP), through its program Autismworks, is currently helping fill up positions in various functions in the retail, food service, and business process outsourcing (BPO) industries for job-ready persons with autism. In Cebu,…

Band of brothers

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 03/11/2017

It was a rainy Thursday morning when five young men entered the playroom of The Center for Behavioral Support (CBS) located inside the Rafael Yu building on General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City. They were told that a…

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