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.

06 August 2010

ASP’s 3rd Chapter Leaders’ Conference

By: Tiffany Tan, ASP Board Secretary


ASP will be having the 3rd Chapter Leaders’ Conference (CLC) on August 28 – 30, 2010.

According to ASP Chair Emeritus, Dang Koe, chapters are critical for ASP to provide support and services to families in provincial areas, especially the underprivileged. One of ASP’s goals is for chapters have access to intervention services.

As of today, there are now 45 Chapters - a network in key cities in the country from Luzon: Angeles City, Antipolo City, Bacoor, Baguio, Balayan, Batangas City, Carmona, Cavite North, Commonwealth Quezon City, Dasmariñas, Diliman, Dipolog City, Ibaan, Iriga, Lagro, Laguna, Lipa, Lucena City, Malolos City, Mandaluyong, Marikina Valley, Metro-South, Molino, Naga, Olongapo City, Puerto Princesa, Rizal, Rosales, Pangasinan, San Fernando City, Tanza, Trece Martirez, UP-Camp and Valenzuela, in Visayas: Aklan, Bacolod, Roxas City, Cebu City, Iloilo, Legaspi and Tacloban and in Mindanao: Cagayan De Oro City, Davao, General Santos, Iligan and Zamboanga.

The Board of Trustees and Chapter Leaders

Every two years, CLCs are conducted to provide training to leaders. Aside from training, leaders keep in touch through the e-group to exchange success recipes.

Templates are provided for chapters to duplicate in the provinces what the national office is doing.

Majority of the chapters are now doing programs and services independently, such as: monthly seminars for members, family support group meetings, free therapies for children with autism (CWA), educating public on autism, and resource development.

An estimated 500 to 600 thousand Filipinos are affected with autism and only 2% of them are receiving appropriate care. The initial diagnosis for autism costs about Php7,000, with total cost of medical and educational needs amounting to more than P110,000 for the first year alone.

Autism Society Philippines and ASP Chapters work very hard for the future of children with autism and their families. We need your support. Take this opportunity to donate to ASP’s 3rd Chapter Leaders’ Conference.

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3 comments:

Marilou Miquiabas said...

Please, please include ASP Support and Services for Pamplona Dos,Las Piñas City. Thank you.

Autism Society Philippines said...

Hi Ms. Marilou, you can approach our ASP Metro South Chapter located at Blk.6, Lot 3 Aquamarine Street, Veraville Philam BF Resort Village, Las Piñas City.Our Chapter President there is Mr. Evert L. Malapad, you can call him at 846 4843.
Thank You.

mairis said...

Hi, this is Mai Flores. Could I please get contact person and number of General Santos City chapter? you can reach me at mairisf@gmail.com. thank you very much

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