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.

15 January 2011

Christmas for Autism Angels 2010

The ASP Board of Trustees and National Office Staff had a much needed Christmas Party last 11 December 2010. Our gracious host, Ms. Chrissy Roa, former ASP National Vice-President, opened her home to accommodate the group.

From Left, ASP Trustee Carmel Almendrala (sideview), Andrew Go, Grandmother Josefa, ASP Diliman Pres. Jo Palomares, ASP Angel Bing David, ASP VP Peng So, Ms. Annie Añana, and Ms. Baby Tan from ASP Diliman Chapter, they're all enjoying the traditional "White Elephant" game.
ASP Chair Emeritus Dang Koe truly enjoyed the "Pinoy Henyo" game.
ASP Lagro Chapter representative, Ms. Emma, ASP Executive Director Ranil Sorongon while in the midst of guessing the mystery Christmas word and (standing) ASP Pres. Grace Adviento, the game master.
From Right, ASP VP Peng So holding the sets of "Scrambled Christmas Words", while the Autism Angels wrote their guesses.

The fun began with the traditional White Elephant Exchange Gift, a popular game played each year. Each participant took turns grabbing a favored item from the other. It was truly a hilarious and fun activity. Other games like the “Memory Game” and “Pinoy Henyo” challenged everyone’s brain cells while Christmas themed “Scramble Word” and “Charades” kept in line with the season’s mood. After the games, the group listened to Christmas songs and shared a sumptuous meal.

As we celebrated Jesus Christ’s birth, we thanked Him for the many blessings bestowed upon ASP for the year 2010. For the many trials and challenges that came and went, we were equally thankful; for He remained faithful in supplying the strength we needed. We look forward to year 2011, for His guidance in Sharing Hopes and Building Dreams for more families dealing with autism.

The ASP Christmas Party 2010 was attended by Dang Koe (Chair Emeritus), Grace Adviento (National President), Peng So (Vice President), Evelyn Go (Treasurer), Trustees: Carmel Almendrala, Cristina Estampador, Fredeswina Javier, Ranil Sorongon (Executive Director). From ASP Lagro Chapter, Baclig and Emma; ASP Diliman Chapter Jo Palomares (President), Baby Tan (Secretary) and Annie Añana; PWAs Mike Almendrala, Derek & Henry Estampador; ASP Angels: Lanie Casalme, Abegail Mendoza, Cristine Republica, Bing David, Cathy Genovia, Teacher My Sorongon and son Simoun; PWA Sib Support: Andrew Go; Grandmothers Josefa and Lucila. Special thanks to Christine Roa and her family for being gracious hosts.


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