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.

07 April 2010

2010 AutiSMusical

By: Tiffany Tan, ASP Board Secretary

AutiSMusical is a concert celebrating the unique talents and skills of Filipinos with autism in singing and playing various musical instruments.

This year to celebrate the 3rd World Autism Awareness Day, ASP will showcase their awesome abilities on April 9, 2010 at The Block Atrium, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City from 3:30-6pm.

Participating the events are the following: Sparkle Band, the latest autism teen pop sensation. Band members include Daryl Tan (vocals), Bryan Calvin Lu (vocals/drums), Desly Bianca Lim Alvarado (keyboards/vocals) and the youngest member, Elijah Josef Balila (drums).
The Sparkle Band performing on stage

Eye candy and mind boggling trio divas known as the ASP Dream Girls will also grace the event. The trio stars Vell Baria, Nica EscasiƱas and Thara Marie Santiago, are women with autism. Under to tutelage of Teacher Ging Viado, ASP Trustee and voice coach Jenzen Turica, the trio divas always give their best and even try to out-sing each other, during their solo performances, just like your typical singer divas.
ASP Dream Girls performing on stage

Tristan "Tum-Tum" Mendoza is known as “Filipino child prodigy marimbist with autism” by the Wisconsin Medical Society. He shared the stage with numerous foreign artists like Jim Chappell, David Pomeranz and the late Tadao Hayashi and regaled Prince Abdul Fattaah and Prince Abdul Qawi at Brunei during a charity concert. He is a recipient of the Rosemary Kennedy International Young Soloist Award, Millennium Dreamer's Award given by the Walt Disney Company, McDonalds Corporation and the UNESCO in Orlando, Florida.
Tum-Tum Mendoza playing marimba on stage

He is also featured in the human rights infomercial of the country’s National Committee on Disability Affairs “Parehong Karapatan, Parehong Kakayahan” (Same Rights, Same Abilities)

Other Filipino artists with autism will be joining the celebrations are Benjo Herrerra, John Kyle Binungcal and Patrick So.
Benjo Herrerra, John Kyle Binungcal and Patrick So performing talents

After the musicale, there will be a turn-over ceremonies from the Manila Jaycees on the prototype poster of the different Signs and Symptoms of Autism to ASP. The poster is an educational tool for Bgy. Health Centers, Day Care Centers and Public Schools. Click here to read more about the Manila Jaycees.

The event commences with a book launching of “Our Andrei, Living with Autism” will follow. Andrei’s biography was told to the authors by mom Mariter Macapagal, ASP Trustee. Andrei held a painting exhibit of his private collection during the Autism Consciousness Week last January.

Don’t miss the 2010 World Autism Awareness Day Celebrations on April 9, 2010 at The Block Atrium, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City from 3:30-6pm. Be an Angel for Autism and tell others.

Sparkle Band’s “Playing on Parallel Ground” a 2-disc set (audio and video) or a copy of “Our Andrei, Living with Autism” will be available during the AutiSMusical Event.

The AutiSMusical is sponsored by Autism Society Philippines in cooperation with SM City North EDSA and SM Committee on Disability Affairs.

Join 2010 WAAD events around the country Click here to know more.

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