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.

01 October 2010

ASP Laguna presented the WLP Program to UPLB Chancellor

It was indeed a rare occasion for ARC on September 29, 2010. The Team presented to the UPLB Chancellor the Work, Live and Play program for young adults with autism in an enabling community.

Left, Atty. Damcelle Torres (assistant to the Chancellor), Dr. Luis Rey I. Velasco (UPLB Chancellor), Dr. Rowena Baconguis (Director, Ugnayan ng Pahinungod)

The presentation was short, but the actions decided upon by the Chancellor, both immediate and medium to long term, were significant. The Chancellor made an impressive stand when he said that our young adults can become instruments of learning to the students by being visible in the University. He gave instructions to Atty. Torres to coordinate with people concerned in order that the immediate actions can be started this coming semester. The medium to long term actions need to be thoroughly studied and new partners and funders sought, since it will be first for the University.
ARC-ASP Laguna Team: Left, Mrs. Minda Rimas, parent; Ms. Lian del Valle (Trainer); Ms. Cathy Lopez (Vice-President/Job Coach); Ms. Riza Cansanay (President/ARC Director)

During the presentation, ASP Laguna categorically stated the help it needs from the University – for the University to spearhead a Research and Development Project involving UPLB, the local government unit of Los Banos and ASP Laguna, that will help institutionalize new and existing support mechanisms in an enabling community, among others.
After the meeting, Kitt Lopez, ARC Trainee, poses with UPLB Chancellor, Dr. Luis Rey I. Velasco.


ASP continues to work hard for autism awareness and advocacy. We invite everyone to support and join the ASP 2nd Regional Conference in Cebu “The Spinning Truth Behind the Spectrum” Teaming up with Families, Professionals and Society will be on October 23-24, 2010 at SM City Cebu Trade Hall. Register now for early bird rates! Click here for more information.


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