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.

02 June 2010

ASP Trustees attended 2010 World Autism Congress Asia


By: Tiffany Tan, ASP Board Secretary

ASP Vice President Peng So and ASP Trustee Gina Bermudo attended the World Autism Congress Asia held in Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, last May 15-16, 2010. WACA 2010’s theme, Roadmap to Recovery, featured the latest developments in autism research.

As ASP’s VP, Peng also heads the Education Committee of ASP National and coordinates with the National Office to give quality seminars to members. Last April and May, ASP National gave Back to Back Seminars on Aquatic Therapy, Sensory Integration, Inclusion of Special Children in the Mainstream Schools and Fostering Social Inclusion and Mutual Friendship for CWAs to their peers.

In answer to ASP’s goal to keep members well informed, participative, and proactive in the education and empowerment programs for PWAs; both Peng and Gina, in their own personal capacity, attended the conference. Both women also have two boys with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The Trustees met with Eric Chen, person with autism, who published 2 books, made his autism website, created original autism materials. He lends his inner voice to help parents, teachers and social workers get in touch with the experience of autism.



ASP Vice President Peng So (left) and ASP Trustee Gina Bermudo (right)
with Eric Chen (middle) during the World Autism Congress Asia held
in Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

After speaking to the Trustees, he donated his latest book “Star Child on Earth” to ASP and 5 books for ASP Chapters. The book is available in the ASP Library.

Click here to read more about their meeting.

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ASP wishes to thank generous people like Eric Chen, who work hard for a more understanding, compassionate and autism-friendly society. Are you an Angel for Autism? Donate now and help expand ASP programs and services. Log on to our community website, or email us autismphil@pldtdsl.net or call us at 926-6941 or 929-8447 for more information.

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