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.

05 August 2010

ASP Laguna Receives Donation from PWA artist J.A. Tan

PWA artist, Jose Antonio Tan, donates the amount of 150,000 pesos, as his contribution to the programs of the Autism Resource Center of ASP Laguna last July 30, 2010. J A, 24 years old, graduated this year from Emily Carr University of Art+Design in Vancouver, Canada with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. J.A. Tan recently held a one-man painting exhibit “PIECE BY PIECE. . . A selection of my personal best,” at the Ayala Museum from July 23 to August 4.

“Homesick for Manila” is the main feature at J A’s art exhibit titled ‘PIECE by PIECE . . .
a selection of my personal best’ at the Ayala Museum from July 23 to August 4, 2010.

Click here to know more about J.A. Tan courtesy of Salamat Doc

Vay (left) and Marivic (ASP Laguna Treasurer and Secretary, respectively)
pose with the artist with autism, J A Tan during the opening reception of the exhibit

ASP Laguna Chapter representatives met his mother, Zelie Tan through Ruby Natividad-Gutierrez, a Maryknoll High School friend. ASP Laguna Chapter treasurer Vay Chavez, who is Ruby’s best friend, was introduced to Zelie and the family learned about the chapter’s program for autism adolescents and adults.

From left: Zelie (J A’s mom), J A (artist with autism), Riza Cansanay, Vay Chavez
and Cathy Lopez (President, Treasurer and Vice President of ASP Laguna, respectively)
shown with the check donation of 150,000 pesos from the proceeds of JA’s main piece, “
Homesick for Manila” at the background

During the Tan Family’s visit, Zelie shared how she hurdled obstacles to help J.A. become the person he is now. The Tan family chose ASP Laguna as the beneficiary of the proceeds of the sale of J.A.’s painting “Homesick for Manila”. They wanted an organization working with adults with autism to benefit from their son’s work. This donation will be used for training and purchase of additional equipment and tools for their bookbinding enterprise.

ASP would like to send their sincerest gratitude for Autism Angels and self-advocates like J.A. Tan for their generous donation. ASP Chapters continue to work hard for the future of persons with autism and their families. Are you and Angel for Autism? Donate now!write us or call 7-903-5496 or visit our Community Website for more information.


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