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.”

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 926-6941 or 929-8447 or email us at Sign up now for membership and be an Angel for Autism.


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