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.

09 September 2010

PWDs Right to Gainful Employment

International Treaty

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), Article 27 - Work and Employment, Section 1 says “State Parties shall recognize the right of persons with disabilities (PWD) to work, on an equal basis with others; this includes the right to the opportunity to gain a living by work freely chosen or accepted in a labor market and work environment that is open, inclusive and accessible to PWDs”.


Local Laws

The Magna Carta for PWDs or Republic Act 7277 Chapter I Section 5 stipulates that “No PWDs shall be denied access to opportunities for suitable employment. A qualified PWD employee shall be subject to the same terms and conditions of employment and the same compensation, privileges, benefits, fringe benefits, incentives or allowances as a qualified able-bodied person.”

A Compilation of the Guidelines Issued by the Concerned Departments in the Implementation of Republic Act No. 9442

Copies of the two legal documents are available for free at the ASP National Office. ASP continues to work hard in keeping members informed. Be equipped. Be Pro-Active. Call us at 7-903-5496 or email us at Sign up now for membership and be an Angel for Autism.


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