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.

11 November 2010

“Autism affects families from all walks of life”

By: Thine Republica, ASP Trainee

“Autism affects families from all walks of life. It’s a trial and error and there’s no perfect solution. We’re not alone. There are good people who are willing to help. There’s hope for our kids,” said one father who attended Family Support Group at ASP National Office last October 16, 2010.
Family Support Group in action together with Parents and PWA facilitated by Mommy Chrissy Roa (center)

This FSG was facilitated by Ms. Christine C. Roa, author of “Federic's Flight,” one of the two a locally published book on autism, authored by mothers. Mom Chrissy is a communication and education specialist. Her son, Federic Christian is now 15 years old and a 4th year high school student at the New Era University.

One concern was on seizures on children with autism. Mom Chrissy cautions parents to be ready and watchful as seizures can occur during adolescent stage. They also took home practical tips on parenting and how to advocate for your child with autism.

The sharing session is more of a mind and heart interaction between 1 Father, 3 Mothers, and 1 CWA. The ASP Office Angels also joined in their discussions to learn their different challenges of autism families.

“There are many more ways to teach our kids with autism. Ways that parents can do even at home. Patience and consistency is important and also by having target goals for your child. Cooperation and discipline for all the other family members needed,” mentioned a parent autism advocate.


Autism affects many families, from all walks of life. Through your support and encouragement, families become empowered. Be Angel for Autism. Make a Difference. Donate to ASP Programs and Services. Email us at autismphils@, call us 7-903-5496. Please deposit your donation to Banco de Oro, Anonas- Kamias Branch, Account Name: Autism Society Philippines Saving Account No. 3980002955. Or you can drop by at our ASP National Office Room 307, ML Building 47 Kamias Road, Quezon City, Philippines.


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