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.

04 December 2010

Sharing Hopes in the Visayan Region

By: Ranil Sorongon, ASP Executive Director

With the overwhelming success of the 2nd Autism Regional Conference in Cebu City, hosted by ASP Cebu Chapter, a ray of hope is now shining in the Visayas for persons with autism and their families. Having Mrs. Sandra Espina at the helm of leadership with the cooperation of all the officers, the chapter is now ripe to expand its activities to reach out to more families.


ASP Cebu Chapter together with President Sandra Espina (seated-right)
overwhelming success of the 2nd Autism Regional Conference in Cebu City


Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental is also seeing a ray of hope in the horizon with the organization of ASP Dumaguete Chapter. The officers headed by Dr. Leah Verdillo, Joby Lavadia with the guidance of Analou Suan, the Executive Director of GP Rehab are now in high spirits to conduct their activities. With the support Ms. Nida Wu, a professor of Special Education at St. Paul’s University Dumaguete, together with her SPED students, the chapter is assured of volunteers and venue for its activities.


ASP Dumaguete Chapter together with ASP Executive Director Ranil Sorongon (third from left)
after having a Chapter visit and meeting


With the presence of two ASP chapters in two major cities in Central Visayas, the next step would be the organization of ASP chapters in the island province of Bohol and Siquijor. ASP also plans to organize a chapter in Ormoc City in Leyte and hopefully a chapter in Samar. A chapter in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique is greatly desired to complete the chapters in the Island of Panay since there is already a chapter in Iloilo City, Roxas City and Kalibo.


ASP National, together with its chapters in the Visayan Region, works hard to provide programs and services to the hard to reach areas in the provinces. And with the passion of ASP’s leadership, we continue to reach out to more Filipino families affected with autism.


ASP has now 47 Chapters around the country and still growing. We Shared our Hopes with you. It’s time to help Build our Dreams. Donate generously this Christmas to ASP Programs and Services. BDO-Kamias Branch SA #3980002955. Call 9266941 / 9298447 Or visit our office at Room 307 ML Bldg. #47 Kamias Rd Quezon City.

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