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.

26 May 2010

Quezon City Ordinance 1801

By: Tiffany Tan, ASP Board Secretary

QC Ordinance No. 1801, also known as the 20% Special Children Discount Ordinance gives special children a 20% discount on their purchase for goods, medicines and services.

It took extensive research, enlisting of the assistance of schools for special children and conducting of interviews with their parents, specially the mothers before coming up with the draft of the proposed ordinance. The ordinance was approved last October 15, 2007.

“The passage of this ordinance is only the first step in the City Government’s determined efforts to address the special needs and concerns of these special children. A more comprehensive and continuing program is being drawn up to provide more appropriate and meaningful benefits for these special groups of young people,” ,” said Congressman-elect Sonny Belmonte.

This QC ordinance rectifies the RA9442, Magna Carta for Persons with Disabilities. PWD residents of QC can now avail of the PWD IDs together with their Medicine Purchase Slip Booklet and Grocery Purchase Slip Booket.

“For so long, I have contemplated a legislative act that would cater to the needs of special children, not only to alleviate their peculiar predicament but also to assuage the plight of the parents,” according to the ordinance’s principal author, QC Councilor Victor “Jun” Ferrer, Jr. (District 1).

Click here to know more on how to apply for PWD ID in Quezon City.


ASP continues to work hard to keep members informed on PWD rights and privileges. Are you an Autism Angel? Write your congressmen to enact more laws for people with autism. For more information call 7-903-5496 or email us at


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