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.

26 August 2010

ASP UP CAMP Manila Chapter Organized

ASP established the 45th Chapter in UP CAMP Manila last July 14, 2010. The chapter is composed of parents of children and adolescence with autism and other disabilities. These parents come from the different parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces whose children are receiving therapy from UP CAMP.

UP CAMP or University of the Philippines’ College of Allied Medical Professionals, Manila, train occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech pathologists, who participate in innovative training, research and extension programs.

(From Left) ASP UP-CAMP Chapter President Elizabeth Udquin
together with the Officers of the Chapter.

Committing to reach out to the families affected with autism, the officers of the chapter, headed by Elizabeth Udquin, were formally inducted by Kristoferson Mendoza, head UP CAMP Therapy Services. And aiming to equip its members on the rights of persons with disabilities, the following speakers were invited:

ASP Executive Director Ranil Sorongon talked on Republic Act 9442, or the Magna Carta for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), focusing on PWD entitlement to 20% discounts on medicines and transportation, among others.

While, Lauro Purcil gave a lecture on the United Nations Charter on the Rights of PWDs. Ka Lauro is the UNCRPD Philippine Committee Head and also the Education Program Specialist of the Department of Education Central Office, Special Education Division.

ASP would like to thank UP CAMP College Dean, Conception “Inday” Cabatan, Kristoperson Mendoza, Penny Cheng of the OT Department and Dr. Ferdie Garcia for their all out support to the newly organized chapter.


Paul Chua said...

We would like to get in touch with the ASP Manila chapter office. Would appreciate contact person and details. Thank you.

Autism Society Philippines said...

Hi Paul, our ASP UP CAMP Manila Chapter President is Ms. Elizabeth B. Uduquin, you may contact her at 253 9142.Hope it helps.Thank You.

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