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.

28 September 2010

Ituloy ang Laban, Tayo ay Magtatagumpay!

By: Tiffany Tan, ASP Board Secretary

Cecile Sicam, mother, teacher, autism advocate, founding member of Autism Society Philippines. At a time when the word “autism” was relatively unknown, her pioneering commitment and numerous contributions to ASP were exceptionally commendable.

She dropped by to visit the 3rd Chapter Leaders Conference during the last day August 30, National Heroes Day and gave a short but meaningful speech to remind leaders to keep the faith and continue fighting for children with autism and their families.

Ms. Cecile Sicam, one of the founding members of Autism Society Philippines

"Magandang hapon sa ating lahat. Natutuwa ako, ang laki nang pagkalawak ng ASP! May dalawang-pung taon, ay hindi, dalawang-pu’t isang taon na pala ang ASP. Nakakailang libo na (7000) ang myembro natin".

"Naka-develop na ng mga treatment, may pag-uugnayan na sa iba’t-ibang grupo, sa mga LGU… may mga bagong batas…..Ngunit ang mga saligang suliranin noon, tulad ng kakulangan ng public awareness, support from government, SPED classes, magtuturo na mga teachers, high cost of treatment, pareho pa rin ngayon".

"Ngunit, dahil nandito tayo, dumarami tayo, lumalakas ang mga boses natin. Mas malaki ang potential natin sa pag-babago. Kaya, ituloy ang laban at tayo ay magtatagumpay!"

Cecile stayed with the chapter leaders to oversee the ASP Policy Review and Recommendations. She still remains active in the Philippine autism community and visits the office to facilitate parent support group meetings.


ASP continues to Share Hopes and Build Dreams. Support ASP Programs and Services and help more than 500 thousand Filipino families dealing with autism. Be an Angel for Autism. Deposit your donation to ASP Banco De Oro Account Number 3980002955. Or visit our ASP National office at Room 307, ML Building #47 Kamias Road Quezon City, Philippines.


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