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.

24 November 2009

ASP Cebu Chapter Working towards Autism Awareness

The newly elected ASP Cebu Chapter President, Mrs. Sandra Corazon Espina, is always on the go. With the vision of promoting autism awareness around Cebu, the chapter embarked on a series of activities.


With the support of Rotary Club of Cebu-Fuente’s ABCDE Caravan, ASP Cebu Chapter hopped from one barangay to another, informing the public about autism and its rising number of cases.

The Autism Awareness Campaings were held October 3 at Barangay Lahug, October 10 at Barangay Hipodromo and October 24 at Barangay Punta princesa, respectively.

Together with the staff of Reach Center and its teacher (Teachers Soc, Ces, Cherry, Aleen, Joan and April), the team shared their knowledge about autism: its causes, signs and symptoms. Different management techniques in handling unique behaviors of a person affected by this disorder were also discussed.


ABCDE Caravan: Autism Awareness Campaign
(from left) in Brgy Lahug, Brgy Hipodromo and in DYAB Radio Station in Cebu

ASP Cebu Chapter also believes in autism campaigning on air. Two visits on September 26 to DYRF and October 17 to DYAB, Cebu local radio stations gave the chapter line interviews. Often times being treated unfairly, listeners learned that people with autism also deserve their niche in the society we are all living in.

In solidarity with the Typhoon Ondoy victims in Luzon, ASP Cebu Chapter made an effort collecting instant noodles, canned goods, used clothes and other commodities for the unfortunate brothers and sisters need.

Last October 24-25, ASP Chapter Leaders and members also flew to SMX Convention Center to join the Autism Beyond Borders Conference, taking home with them templates and new knowledge to share with their constituents.

For more information on ASP Cebu Chapter program and activities, please contact Ms. Sandra Espina at slespina@globelines.com.ph

1 comments:

joannelynvillem said...

gud afternoon everyone....
i'm joanne mandawe and i'm working on this thesis paper on autism. i hope to be one of the members of this organization because i want to help.
may i know the location of the autism cebu chapter office?
do we have updated statistics on the number of autism cases here in cebu? thanks a lot!

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