Vigorbuddy.com | The18th ADHD Awareness Week celebrates ALAGANG ADHD | Manila, Philippines (October 11, 2021): The ADHD Society of the Philippines (ADHDSP) celebrates their 18th year of ADHD Awareness Week, starting October 17, with the theme: ALAGANG ADHD. The week-long activities, from October 17-23, are all going to be live streamed in the ADHD Society of the Philippines FB pages and free for public viewing.
The celebration starts with a mass officiated by Fr. Norman Melchor Pena Jr. SSP on Sunday, October 17, 10am.
Three (3) key webinars will be presented on the following dates. Talk to My Child/ Managing Skills and Behavior at Home (October 20, 730pm); Caring for Persons with ADHD and their families during the time of the pandemic (October 22, 730pm); and Braving Adult ADHD with Dr. Carlo Banaag (October 23, 10am).
As advocates of the promotion of physical wellness among ADHDSP members and followers, equally exciting activity during the ALAGANG ADHD week is the cooking demonstration in partnership with Breville Philippines. Entitled “Master Healthy Cooking with Chef Louise Mabulo and Chef Chad Datu,” this cooking demo will showcase easy-to-prepare yet healthy appetizer, main dish, dessert and drink for the whole family, on October 19, 10am. Meditation helps persons with ADHD calm down and re-focus their minds on the important tasks at hand so the Meditation session with Yogi Arianne on October 23, 4pm will offer a great help.
Rounding off the celebration are free classes for kids from 4 – 17yo. Classes to be offered includes: Art, Storytelling & Yoga, Movements, Mindful Movements and Mindfulness. Classes are to be conducted by Graduate Students from Miriam College Special Needs and Inclusive Education Program. Do register for the kids classes. It will be on a First come, First served basis.
To support our partner Local Government Units, the ADHD Society, together with the respective PDAO offices, has selected fifteen (15) children from their list to be given free speech assessment and home therapy program by our partner, WordAbilities Speech Therapy Center.
All these activities are in partnership with J&J Philippines. Our sponsors include Department of Education, The Rolling Media, Breville Philippines, Fam MNL, Miriam College, Radyo Pilipinas, WordAbilities, Teacher Yogi Arianne Olegario and UniPlan Overseas Employment, Inc. Special Thanks to the Army Artillery Regiment Philippine Army.
Presidential Proclamation #472 declared every 3rd week of October as The ADHD Awareness Week.