The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

18 September 2009

Brain Project

Last July 19, 2009, ASP National President, Dang Koe was invited to be a speaker in Living with Neuro-develpmental Disabilities: A Lifetime Perspective at De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, DasmariƱas, Cavite.

The seminar is part of BRAIN project or Be a TRue Advocate of Infants & Children with Neurologic Disorder. BRAIN aims to increase awareness on the common neuro-developmental disabilities like autism. BRAIN is also a joint project by the Child Neurology Society Philippines, headed by Dr. Madeleine Sosa and Philippine Pediatrics Society of the Southern Tagalog Chapter, headed by Dr. Regente Lapak.

The organizer and speakers of the said event

During the seminar, Dr. Joel Lazaro gave a neuro-developmental perspective on autism. ASP Lucena Chapter President, Ms. Adeluisa B. Martinez was also present to give morale support as the representative for the autism community. Adela is an educator by profession. Both Dang and Adela have teen boys with autism.

It is not easy to receive the news of the diagnosis of a child with autism. A parent goes through a very trying time in coming to terms with the news. Dang’s testimony puts into perspective the journey of acceptance and the challenges in the journey.

Child Neurology Society Philippines is one of ASP’s emerging major allies in the provinces. We at ASP hope that the BRAIN project will continue to be a catalyst for establishing empowered support groups and other programs for children with autism.

Don’t miss the upcoming conference Autism Beyond Borders, the 11th Southeast Asian Autism Conference and the 1st Southeast Asian Conference on Autism. Early bird rates up to September 30, 2009 only. Register now! Visit or call 7-903-5496 for more details.


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