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.

03 September 2009

Autistic Boy Drowns in Pasig River

An unfortunate incident happened to Michael Quinonez, a 15 year old boy with autism. Apparently, he wandered off during the night unnoticed by the family members. Neighbors didn’t know of his condition. He was later found lifeless in the Pasig River.

Upon uncovering the story, ASP Vice President Grace Adviento, was interviewed by ABS-CBN news reporter Nico Baua Click here to watch the video.

Children with autism are often vulnerable due to one of the symptoms accompanied by autism, which is no fear of real danger. This blog was posted to help parents and caregivers.

Here are some tips to ensure the safety of your CWA at home:

o Let the neighbors and the Barangay know that you have a child with autism.
o Secure your gates and locks inside the home.
o If possible, sleep near your child with autism.

For more information on autism, call Autism Society Philippines at 926-6941 or 9298447.

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