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.

08 July 2009

Autism Bills Filed

As we celebrate the 31st National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week on July 17 to 23, 2009, ASP would like to express its gratitude to all the legislators who authored the bills on autism. However, as of this publication, all the bills are still pending in the committees.

These bills have NOT been APPROVED... yet


SBN-3084

Author: Lapid, Manuel "Lito" M.
Date Filed: 23 Feb 09
Status: Pending 23 Feb 09 Asperger's Syndrome Research and

Development Act of 2009 An Act Establishing a Comprehensive Research and Development Program on Asperger's Syndrome, Appropriating Funds Therefore and for Other Purposes


SBN-3037

Author: Trillanes IV, Antonio "Sonny" F.
Date Filed: 03 Feb 09
Status: Pending 04 Feb 09 Philippine Commission on Autism

Spectrum Disorders Act An Act Creating the Philippine Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Office of Autism Services

SBN-2940
Author: Defensor Santiago, Miriam
Date Filed: 03 Dec 08
Status: Pending 10 Dec 08 Autism, and Infant and Toddler Immune System Disorders Act

An Act Establishing An Advisory Committee Within the Department of Health to Study Issues Related to Autism, and Infant and Toddler Immune System

SBN-1946
Author: Defensor Santiago, Miriam
Date Filed: 10 Dec 07
Status: Pending 11 Dec 07 Autism Prevention, Early Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment Act of 2007

An Act Requiring Health Insurers to Provide Full Coverage for the Prevention, Early Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

SBN-1872
Author: Villar, Manny
Date Filed: 14 Nov 07
Status: Pending 14 Nov 07 Autism Inter-Agency Initiative Act

An Act Establishing An Inter-Agency Initiative to Enhance Services for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

SBN-1010
Author: Villar, Manny
Date Filed: 4 July 07
Status: Pending 5 Sept 07 Autism Registry Act

An Act Establishing Autism Registry Filed

SBN-845
Author: Lapid, Manuel "Lito" M.
Date Filed: 03 July 07
Status: Pending 03 Sept 07 Comprehensive Autism Intervention Act of 2007

An Act Instituting a National Comprehensive Program on Autism and for Other Purposes Filed

SBN-618
Author: Ejercito-Estrada, Jinggoy
Date Filed: 3July07
Status: Pending 28 August 07

Center for Autism Act An Act Establishing a Center for Autism and for Other Purposes

The current world population is 6.7 Billion. An estimated 67 million or 1% of the world population is on the autism spectrum (Click here and here to find out).

Using the estimate given, the global ratio is 1:150. In a population of 150 people, 1 will be on the autism spectrum.

According to the National Statistics Office, the current estimated Philippine population is 92.23 million. If we were to use this ratio to the Philippine demographic,


Filipinos with autism will be roughly 614,866.66!


With the alarming growth of the number of children diagnosed with autism each day, we earnestly urge our legislators to take cognizance of the plight of all Filipino families dealing with autism.

We, at ASP commit to work harder for the future of our loved ones with autism
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1 comments:

Olga Graham said...

All up to date data pertaining to autism is in an academic text recently published in Canada:

Autism: The Teratogen Fallout by Dr. Olga Graham

There are reviews on Amazon Books.

Essentially, this monograph shows the correlation between autism and teratogens including dioxin, benzene and strontium-90 etc.

Causation is discussed with empirical evidence from a case history with government documents never before published.

Because the ratio of autism is one in 165 (Canada) and one in 150 in America (CDC) and increasing, and it is shown that people with autism can be trained and educated by visiual methodology, there is a vital need for legislation to be passed so that those afflicted with autism have the opportunity of participating and contributing to society. Details with supberb documentation is covered in this book.

It is available from Amazon Books or http://autismfallout.com

Dr. Graham is now researching for a sequel:
Autism: Global Catastrophe and Human Rights.

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