The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

14 May 2010

CWAs Shine in Kamp Pagkakaisa 2010

ASP Program Assistants Cathy Genovia and Abby Mendoza volunteer yearly to PVI Kamp Pagkakaisa to mentor other volunteers helping children with autism.

Cathy served as the Kamp Secretary while Abby as the Assistant Kamp Secretary . PVI members also volunteer in ASP activities during ASP Family Day Celebrations and join ASP's Angels Walk.

The yearly camp was dubbed as Kamp Pagkakaisa, which catered to children from Department of Social Welfare and Development or DSWD and children with disabilities. This year’s camp was held at Mexico Central Elementary School, Pampanga headed by Kuya Mark Rosario, Kamp Director. Below are some of the testimonials.


Mr. Fix-it Guy
This year, Muneer, son of ASP Cavite Chapters Governor, Jan Peña, joined the camp. Muneer is joined by his sister Thea, who volunteered to be one of the Junior Counselors.

“Muneer is loved by everyone. Although non-verbal, he showed his enthusiasm. He made sure that everyone’s ID was worn properly, fixing them to the right position, when the ID is worn in reverse. One time when all the delegates were preparing for an evening performance, Muneer suddenly ran to the stage to fix the fallen letters from the backdrop and fixed them one by one. It’s interesting to see him use his fixations to help other volunteer campers,” said Ate Abby Mendoza.

(left photo) Muneer fixing ID lace (right photo from left) Program Coordinator,
Ate Dyuli delos Reyes,Info Officer, Kuya Teng Nacino, Asst Kamp Director,
Kuya Randy Valenciano (seated), Muneer,PVI Founding Member and
President, Tita Derly Salud and Seasoned Volunteer, Ate Lyn Garcia


Kitchen Kiddie Staff
We had a very challenging camper named Brian, also a non-verbal . During the first three nights, he had a hard time sleeping and looked like he is waiting for someone. His teachers and also this year's Information Officer and Asst Kamp Director respectively, Kuya Walter Nacino and Kuya Randy Valenciano, deduced his behavior was due to him being separated from his family for the first time.

“We discovered his interest for cooking after his several attempts to go to the camp’s kitchen. During siesta time, we allowed Brian to join as “kiddie kitchen staff” to help with simple kitchen duties,” narrated Senior Counselor Kuya Jess Benitez.

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ASP believes that children with autism will thrive given the right environment and opportunities to develop their skills and talents. We continue to work hard for the future of children with autism and their families. Be an Angel for Autism, the time is now. Donate generously to Autism Society Philippines- Metrobank (Kamias Branch), Account No. 047-3-04751874-2. Write us at autismphils@gmail.com or call us at 926 6941 or 929 8447 for more details.

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