The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

06 March 2009

March 21 Family Support Group

Share your Hopes and Dreams with us. We will listen.

This month’s FSG facilitator is ASP Treasurer Ms. Evelyn Go. She has been an ASP member for the last 10 years and serves her second term in the Board of Trustees. Her accomplishments as an entrepreneur speak volumes. ASP is proud to be self-sustaining, thanks to her savvy financial management skills.

With her background in Food and Nutrition, she can whip up delicious meals for her family. And despite her busy schedule, this rare gem still finds time to volunteer in teaching pre-school children in Sunday School.

“At first I didn’t quite understand the extent of my child’s condition, how autism affected his capacity to learn,” shares Evelyn about her 17-year old son Gelo, with autism. “I thought it was just something that can be taken cared of by sending him to school. After 3 or more years, I came to realize that he has mental retardation as well, and is non-verbal. This disability will be a life long challenge our family has to face. I accepted this and learned to cope by scouting around special schools, getting him a personal caregiver, joining ASP, and going back to school to study Special Education at UP Diliman.”

Sign up now and learn practical tips on parenting and how to advocate for your child with autism. Call now to register in the March 21 Family Support Group.

Date: March 21, 2009 Time: 1:00-5:00 PM
Venue: ASP Office, Room 307, ML Bldg.,
#47 Kamias Road, QC Hurry! Call now!
FREE registration! Only 15 seats available


bim said...

my sister's son is autistic. they're staying in paranaque. she used to do tutorials but had to stop. she's been wanting to join the group's activities like this as well as seminars and even the special olympics, but she is financially and geographically constrained. she's a single mother.

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