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.

14 January 2010

Planetiful Hope

Cebu Pacific Airlines invited ASP last January 11, 2010 to discuss how the airline can improve their services for PWDs.

Our blog “Straight from the Heart”and also this article click here, contains ASP’s offer on informing and educating commercial establishments, their management and employees, on how to be more understanding and sensitive to the needs of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

In a press statement, Cebu Pacific submitted “We deeply regret the incident and are looking at ways to make sure that this will not happen again in the future.”

Incumbent ASP National President Dang Koe, Executive Director Ranil Sorongon and incoming Board Trustee Gina Bermudo (formerly a flight attendant for another airline) met with Cebu Pacific VP for Marketing and Distribution, Ms. Candice Iyog. With Ms Iyog are CPA’s Corporate Communication Specialist Michelle de Guzman and Training and Development Supervisor Keith Regala.

ASP representatives shared their experiences in partnering with other commercial establishments and gave their suggestions. Ms Iyog said she will be submitting to their top management recommendations for a “wholistic” PWD program.

The ASaP news team lifted this corporate statement from the Cebu Pacific’s website: “The Cebu Pacific Spirit is defined as a compelling passion to treat all customers and each other with a true heart and soul for service.”

Our hearts go out to the families who face the challenges and difficulties raising children with special needs and the daily struggle for acceptance.

ASP is passionate in spreading autism awareness, committed to work harder, remains vigilant in educating others to be more compassionate and understanding of our children.

And we await, with planetiful hope.

Don’t miss the celebrations of the 14th Autism Consciousness Week this January 17-24, 2010. Click here for more details on the activities around the country. Join the Angels Walk for Autism this January 24, 2010 at SM Mall of Asia. No other Walk comes close to an Angels’ heart. Click here for more details.


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