Press Release – Symposium on autism spectrum disorder to be held on Sept 13

image taken from the Association for Adults with Autism, Philippines Facebook page

image taken from the Association for Adults with Autism, Philippines Facebook page

Association for Adults with Autism, Philippines (AAAP) –  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the most challenging of the childhood behavioral disorders. For most affected individuals, the impact of autism continues through adulthood.

Children and adults with autism frequently suffer as well from various medical and psychiatric disorders, further complicating its treatment and management. Parents’ and clinicians’ attention to the occurring disorders can greatly improve the quality of life and health of affected individuals.
The public is invited to the 3rd Annual Symposium of AAAP that brings together medical experts who will share their experiences and expertise in specific disorders that, in recent years, have emerged as those most commonly suffered by persons with autism.The symposium covering the challenging clinical features of autism will be held on Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Justitia Room of the Ateneo Law School, Rockwell Center, Makati City.

It is sponsored by the Association for Adults with Autism, Philippines (AAAP), an SEC-registered association of parents and advocates of persons with autism. AAAP aims to develop sustainable programs for meeting the formidable and as yet largely unrecognized and unmet needs of Filipino adults with autism.
The symposium topics and speakers are:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Jan Harold D. Sia, M.D.
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Makati Medical Center, Manila Doctor’s Hospital
The Medical City
Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorders
Teresita Amay, M.D.
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry
Stockton, California
Epilepsies and Seizures
Aids Salonga, M.D.
Neurosciences Center, Manila Doctor’s Hospital
Gastrointestinal and Weight Problems: Nutritional Management
Cecile Bayaga, R.N.D.
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
College of Home Economics, University of the Philippines
Pulmonary Disorders
Renato Herradura, M.D.
Pulmonology and Internal Medicine
University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Medical Center
Empowering Autism Families through Community Living
Lirio S Covey, Ph.D., Architect Cathy Cham, Paul Tayag, all AAAP parents,  will present ongoing activities towards the construction and development of A Special Place, a residential program for adults with autism.
Inquiries can be directed to AAAP officers by email at adults_with_autism@yahoogroups.com;
or by telephone at 0917-500-7760 (Arch. Cathy Cham) or 0922-850-7326 (Dr. Fermina  Aragon)
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