The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

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 9266941 or 9298447 or email us at Sign up now for membership and be an Angel for Autism.


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