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.

04 November 2009

Keep the Fire Burning

Author: Geraldine Ruiz
Executive Director
National Council for Disability Affairs

Once again, Autism Society Philippines spreads its wings as the undisputed champions of the rights of persons with disabilities, most specifically, children with autism. ASP has proven, time and again, that indeed, there are no borders to the love and support parents can give to their children with disabilities.

ASP has succeeded, time and again, in training the eyes of the world to look with more openness and positivity - at the person and not at the spectrum that envelopes him.

This conference, Autism Beyond Boarders (Where Hope Prevails), the 11th National Conference and the 1st Southeast Asian Conference on Autism, digs even deeper into the recognition of the disability sector. Persons with autism have inherent human rights; that we, from government and from civil society, are obligated to respect, protect and fulfill.

For the past two decades, ASP has covered so much ground in its mission to reach out, touch and change lives for the better. There are truly no borders to growth and achievement if one wills it.

Have faith and keep the fire of vigilance burning. Take courage and continue the legacy of teamwork and creativity going. NCDA, as a partner in the disability agenda, is behind you every step of the way.

Congratulations to the whole ASP family, most especially to our children with autism. More power and may God bless us all!

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