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.

11 June 2010

ASP conducts 1st Autism Awareness Seminar in Festival Supermall

ASP conducts its first Autism Awareness Seminar at the Expo Center, 4th floor of Festival Supermall at Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, last June 3, 2010. The seminar was attended by more than 250 employees, mostly supervisors, front liners and security guards, assigned to the malls and the entire Filinvest Corporate City.


The Seminar is in line with ASP’s vision of evoking positive acceptance of Persons with Autism (PWA). ASP Trustee, Gina Bermudo and ASP Executive Director, Ranil Sorongon responds to the mall’s invitation.


Participants during the Autism Orientation


Gina, the only resource speaker of the seminar, shared the lengthy process of preparation that her family goes through, before going to the mall. Children with autism can be highly manageable, given the proper training, she emphasized.


Using ASP’s eye catching Power Point Presentation, Gina gave a short discussion on the autism symptoms, behaviors and impairments; but highlighted on the uniqueness of persons with autism-showcasing their skills and talents.


She said if the CWAs are given the right opportunities and their potentials maximized, they can become useful members of society.


Gina devised an activity patterned after a local TV game show which became an instant hit with the participants. The aim was to make the activity interactive. It included useful tools and guidelines in how to deal with PWAs during difficult situations or circumstances.


The success of the First Autism Awareness Seminar is attributed to the efforts of Ms. Rose Nuqui, Commercial Center Operations Retail Head; Ms. Wanda Antonio, Operations Manager for their initiatives in spearheading the campaign for Autism Awareness.


A special thanks to Blooey Singson, PR executive/writer for coordinating with ASP regarding this project. For Mica Porlahe, Marketing Assistant and Cherry Apple Lim, Operations Staff for their patience and understanding during the material gathering.


As malls have become an integral part in the lives of Pinoys, ASP continues to build on that dream that Festival Supermalls, too will support future ASP activities, Maraming Salamat at Mabuhay Kayo!


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ASP continues to work hard for the future of families of children with autism. To request an Autism Awareness Orientation in your companies or organizations, email us at autismphil@pldtdsl.net or call us at 9266941 / 9298447.

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