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 February 2010

Manila Jaycees for Autism

By: Ranil Sorongon ASP Executive Director

ASP celebrates the love month with a Post-Valentine Educational Field Trip schedule on February 27, 2010. Thirty (30) CWA from ASP Commonwealth Chapter, Stimulation and Therapeutic Activity Center (STAC) and UP College of Medical Professions Therapy Services will visit the ARK Avilon Zoo in Pasig City.

The Manila Jaycees through Mr. Mario Dizon, a father of a child with autism, met with ASP Executive Director, Ranil Sorongon to discuss a possible partnership. An agreement was reached for an Educational Field Trip for children with autism (CWA) and their parents.

Manila Jaycees with ASP members during their meeting for
their upcoming Post-Valentine Educational Field Trip

The Manila Jaycees is the oldest leadership development organization in the Philippines and in Asia. It was formed primarily to fill the need to properly channel the energies and idealism of the Filipino youth into an organization that undertakes activities and projects that would eventually rebound to benefit the community as a whole.

The first project, Educational Field Trip, will provide bonding time opportunities for the CWAs and their parents, as well as see and feed the domesticated animals at the ARK. The Manila Jaycees will sponsor the groups’ transportation, food, entrance fee. Simple gifts and pictures will be taken home as souvenirs.

A second planned nation-wide Autism Awareness Campaign Project between ASP and the Manila Jaycees will include the distribution of posters bearing the signs and symptoms of autism. These posters will be placed in Barangay Health Centers, Day Care Centers and also in public and private schools. The project will be done in partnership with local government units and business establishments.


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