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.

11 June 2010

ASP explores partnership with Asian Hospital & Medical Center

Exploring other alternative avenues for the rehabilitation and therapeutic needs of children with autism, ASP responds to an invitation by Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Alabang last June 3, 2010.

ASP Trustee, Gina Bermudo and Executive Director, Ranil Sorongon met with Mr. Jun Amistoso, the Director of Marketing and Business Development; and Mr. Julius Joseph “Josh” Ablis, Manager of the Rehabilitation Department.

The group reported on the present available services for persons with disabilities and expressed their desire to be updated on autism, the present programs and services available, and how to link with families affected with autism.

Gina, a mother of two adolescent boys with autism, shared her excitement after knowing that the hospital’s plans to expand to alternative and biomedical treatment for autism in the near future. She also gave some inputs on how to improve the services to respond to the needs of persons with autism and their families.

ASP Executive Director Ranil Sorongon (2nd from left) and ASP Trustee Gina Bermudo
(2nd from right) with Asian Hospital and Medical Center Representatives

Ranil updated the group on the situation of autism in the country and also shared some information on disability as the Vice Chairman of the Regional Council on Disability Affairs of the National Capital Region (RCDA-NCR) and Head of the Education Committee of the National Anti-Poverty Commission, Person with Disability Sector (NAPC-PWD).

ASP signified its willingness to support the project. The group initially agreed to partner in conducting a Lay Forum at the conference room of Asian Hospital this coming 3rd week of July in celebration of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week.

After the meeting, the ASP group was given a tour around the Rehabilitation Medicine Department courtesy of Mr. Josh Ablis. As a Physical Therapist, he gave them a short orientation of the different facilities and equipment.

The hospital will use a multidisciplinary approach and holistic treatment for children with autism and will take an active and aggressive participation to address the needs of children with neurodevelopmental and behavioural conditions.

ASP would like to thank Mr. Josh Ablis for initiating this partnership and Ms. Thess Cristobal, Business Development Manager for the invitation and the warm welcome.


ASP continues to work hard for the future of the children with autism. Help expand ASP programs and services. Be an Angel for Autism. The time is now! Log on to ASP Community Website. Email us at or call us 7-903-5496.


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