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

A Robin Spreads its Wings

ASP priority project in spreading Autism Awareness reaches another mall. This time, ASP received an invitation from Robinson’s Malls. Just this February 11, the mall hosted a lecture on Raising Awareness for Customers with Disabilities/Needing Special Care to 45 participants - Luzon mall managers and other department heads.

An estimated 1% of the world’s populations are on the autism spectrum, (source: World Autism Awareness Day). If we use this ratio to the number of people coming in Robinsons Malls (an estimated daily foot traffic of one million), does this mean 10,000 Filipinos with autism visit your malls daily?

Ms. Dang Koe, Chair Emeritus of ASP; and different leader representatives from PWD organizations were invited to give their expertise on their advocacies.

The speakers and all the participants were welcomed by Mr. Tante Felipe Vice President for Human Resources of Robinsons Land Corporation at Robinson Galleria’s Training Room. According to their website’s corporate profile, their malls generate about 120 million visits annually; and serving customers with utmost professionalism and dedication is part of Robinson Malls’ corporate commitment.

ASP Chair Emeritus Ms Dang Koe and Vice President for Human Resources
of Robinsons Land Corporation Mr. Tante Felipe

We would like to thank Robinson Malls’ Human Resources Department for this initial orientation; our PWD partners: Arch. Jaime Silva, from United Architects of the Philippines; Mr. Antonio Pasia, Chairman of Downs Syndrome Association of the Philippines (DSAPI); and Ms. Jojo Nepomuceno of AD/HD Society of the Philippines.

ASP will continue to work hard for a more PWD friendly environment. To request for an Autism Orientation in your commercial establishments, please write us at or call us at 7-903-5496.


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