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.

05 January 2011

“Pa-raffle ng mga Anghel – 2”


Early detection and early intervention is crucial to the achievement of the best outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorders. New research indicates that as early as six months, autism can be diagnosed.

Among others that can diagnose autism are child psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, child neurologists and developmental pediatricians. Presently, there are less than 40 licensed diagnosticians in the entire Philippines.

For reasons due to poverty, getting an accurate diagnosis from professionals is always a dilemma. Families who cannot afford to pay for screening of a child suspected to have autism, might end up neglecting to give the child early intervention, which is of utmost importance.

Although there is no one shot deal to prevent autism or cure for autism, early intervention has proven to be effective, resulting in significant improvements.

Back in 2004, Autism Society Norway (ASN) funded the 3-year project: EDEIP or the Early Detection and Early Intervention Program. EDEIP is a simple, yet concise program designed to equip barangay health workers and daycare center workers knowledge on the signs and symptoms of autism. It also provides basic skills on the management of children with autism.

Early Detection and Intervention Program at Pasay City

ASP continues to collaborate with partner local government units in continuing this program reaching both the urban and rural poor communities in the country. At least 3,000 barangay health workers, day-care center teachers, parents, mainstream teachers, and other caregivers had been trained in detecting (not diagnosing) autism symptoms, making proper referrals, and teaching basic learning skills to children with autism (CWA).

Pa-raffle ng mga Anghel - 2 is a fund raising project to help continue the EDEIP Project. With every ticket you buy, you not only help families of children with autism, you also get a chance to win cool prizes!

1st– Laptop Computer, 2nd– LED TV, 3rd– Refrigerator, 4th– Magic Sing, 5th– Digital Camera, 6th– Nokia Cell Phone, 7th– I-Pod, 8th - Washing Machine, 9th– DVD Player and 10th- Microwave Oven.

Plus 20 consolation prizes!

The raffle draw will be on January 23, 2011 during ASP Family Day at Sky Dome, SM North EDSA.

Hurry, call now for your tickets. Help families of children with autism. Be an Autism Angel and help change lives. Call us at 926-6941 or 929-8447 or email us at autismphils@gmail.com.

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