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.

22 March 2010

Alyana helps ASP Rosales, Pangasinan Chapter

By: Cathy Genovia, ASP Program Assistant

The Alyana Film helped raise autism awareness and generate funds for the chapter activities like livelihood training for the parents, workshops for parents and siblings and early identification and early intervention program for the barangay health workers.

Last March 10, Alyana film maker, Mirana Medina and I made a courtesy call to Hon. Ricardo Revita, the Mayor of Pangasinan and Municipal Administrator Emil John Serafica, husband of ASP Rosales, Pangasinan Chapter President, Madeline Ruth P. Serafica.
(from left-right) Municipal Administrator Emil John Serafica, Alyana Film maker Mirana Medina, Pangasinan Mayor Hon. Ricardo Revita and Occupational Therapist-in charge Thea Ann Cayaban

Through their collaborative efforts, the Alyana film was shown to 530 participants. The film was sponsored by ASP Rosales Pangasinan Chapter and ASP Institutional Member, Stimulation and Therapeutic Activity Center (STAC) Rosales, Pangasinan. Click here to read the Alyana Premiere in Rosales, Pangasinan.
the participants of the Alyana Film Showing

Thea Ann Cayaban (Occupational Therapist) and Fatima Pilotin (SPED Teacher) also toured us around STAC Rosales. We were astonished by its clean and organized surroundings. According to official website of Rosales, Pangasinan, STAC Rosales is coined as one of the biggest STAC Center in the Philippines. STAC also extends free therapy sessions for Rosales children with disabilities.

We want to thank workers in rehabilitation for the patience and dedication to their chosen profession and for being one of the advocates for the rights of children with autism and other disabilities. Keep up the good work!

ASP Rosales Chapter looks forward for more collaborative projects in the future. For more information contact ASP Rosales Chapter President Madeline Ruth Serafica at or visit our community website at


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