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.

29 October 2010

DSWD Sec Soliman Converges with ASP Laguna

By: Ms. Lian del Valle, Trainer ASP Laguna Chapter (ARC)


ASP Laguna Chapter representatives were invited to the very fruitful and inspiring Laguna Converge Roadshow last October 20 & 21, 2010 in Bay, Laguna. The event was spearheaded by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon ”Dinky” Juliano-Soliman and was conducted by DSWD Region IV. The three-hour Roadshow was also attended by different NGO groups around the region.


Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Secretary Corazon ”Dinky” Juliano-Soliman
during the Laguna Convergence Roadshow


The Laguna Convergence Roadshow aims are:

a) to meet and interact with citizen beneficiaries of the Poverty Reduction Programs of the agency, specifically the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), Self Employment Assistance Program (SEA-Kaunlaran Program) and KALAHI-CIDSS;


b) to dialogue with LGU officials and staff on the partnership between DSWD and LGU for the implementation of the social protection and poverty reduction programs; and


c) to provide a venue for interaction between the officials of the DSWD and local stakeholders (beneficiaries, local government officials, volunteer groups and local media).


Sec. Soliman is very positive about establishing partnership with ASP Laguna in institutionalizing the setting-up of day care centers for special children. Initially, this will be done in Laguna, and then the Laguna Model will be replicated throughout the Philippines.


The DSWD Secretary Soliman and Ms. Lian of ARC


ASP Laguna Chapter will communicate with the Regional Office of Region IV and looks forward to a strong linkage with DSWD. The chapter will work on a meeting for sub-discussions on a sustaining partnership and hopes to become a continuous “Tulay” at “Kaagapay” of the Department.


To know more about ASP Laguna Chapters’ Autism Resource Center, click here.


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ASP Chapters continues to work hard for the future of persons with autism and their families. ASP Chapters need your support to continue their projects and services. Be an Angel for Autism. Write us at autismphils@gmail.com or call us at 9266941 or 9298447. Or contact ASP Laguna Chapter at asplagunachapter@yahoo.com

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