What is Autism?
Autism is a mental condition present from early childhood, it is characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people in using language and abstract concepts.
Autism is a neuro developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior.
How we see Autism?
Autism is a prevalent developmental disorder that affects an approximate of 1 in a hundred children in the Philippines. Being in a third world country, developmental disorders like autism go often neglected and unnoticed. Being in a traditional Filipino society, having a child with autism is challenging. We live in a society where majority of parents decide for the future of their children.
What happens if a parent finds difficulty in communicating with his/her child? What happens when a parent does not know that his/her child suffers from a developmental disorder?
What do we want to happen?
The Autism Help: Parent Sharing “The Son-Rise Program” is an excellent opportunity to have a glimpse of Understanding Autism. This would allow parents, educators, medical practitioners, psychologists, and professionals to have deeper knowledge in handling autism.
What better way to do that than to bring someone with experience and education in Understanding and Overcoming Autism?
The speaker Mrs. Michelle Lichauco-Tambunting a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, Major in Psychology, from Wellesley College in Massachusetts, USA, and a Master’s degree in Education holder from Harvard University will share with you her journey.
She co-founded in 1999 the Young Creative Minds Preschool, of which she is the Directress. Michelle is a Son-Rise mom to Luis.
How to make it happen?
Come to the event organized by A Child’s Dream Foundation (Baguio’s first therapy center for children with exceptional needs) on June 24, 2017 Saturday at the Pines City Lion Club Baguio from 9:00am-12:00nn.
To register text your name and email address to 0917-811-9032 or 0917-550-2511.