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.

22 June 2010

ASP Intensifies Chapters in Bicol

ASP intensifies its campaign for autism awareness around the country, this time, in the Bicol Region. With the mission of empowering ASP Chapters, ASP Executive Director Ranil Sorongon visited Legazpi, Naga and Iriga Cities.

First stop, Legaspi City. Click here to read more on the ASP Legaspi Chapter visit.

“Visits like this are physically tiring to the body,” confesses Ranil. “...but emotionally and spiritually enriching. In these rare moments, one will realize, that actions, no matter how little, continue to provide a ray of hope to families affected with autism,” he concludes.

Second stop, Naga City. Last June 13, newly elected ASP Naga Chapter President NiƱa Sibulo welcomed Ranil together with Vizmyla Briones (Teacher Myla) of Lance Yuri Kid’s Spot Center. Mrs. Sibulo and the teachers and staff of the school were updated on the recent plans of the national office and the activities for 2010.

ASP Executive Director Ranil Sorongon with ASP Naga Chapter
and Lance Yuri Kid's Spot Center Representatives

Last month, ASP Naga Chapter conducted a two day seminar at St. Joseph School Click here to read more.

For the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week (July 17-23) Celebrations, the chapter plans to conduct a forum on the PWD Laws. They also plan to show the first digital documentary on autism, “Alyana –A Study of Autism in the Philippines” this coming September to raise funds for the chapter.

Teacher Myla and the officers of ASP Naga, also signified to assist in organizing another chapter in Daet, Camarines Norte.

Third stop, Iriga City. Last June 14, ASP Iriga Chapter’s first lady, Mrs. Segundina Buena and social worker, Mrs. Cyril Gonzales welcomed Ranil at the newly built Bicol Development and Learning Center Foundation.

ASP Executive Director Ranil Sorongon with Iriga Chapter Representatives

The two ladies shared the difficulties of sustaining the activities and the enthusiasm of chapter members. Ranil gave some inputs on how to revitalize the chapter by conducting regular activities that will involve the whole family and tapping the local Department of Social Welfare and Development Office for possible assistance to children with autism and their families.


ASP continues to work hard, weather storms, cross the rivers and hurdle mountains in spreading autism awareness across the country. Help ASP Chapters expand programs and services. Donate to ASP. The time is now! Log on to ASP Community Website. Email us at or call us 7-903-5496.


Unknown said...

i'm so happy reading this article..:))
i'm a bicolana and a future SpEd teacher too...:)))
God bless..:)))

Anonymous said...

I'm louie Marquez father of an autistic child taga ligao salamat nahanap ko rin kayo see you soon

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