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.

06 April 2011

Angel in Congress Flies to World Autism Awareness Event

By: Tiffany Tan, ASP Board Secretary

“Be rest assured na iyong binansag ninyo sa aking “angel,” paninindigan ko iyon at asahan niyo hanggang nandirito ako meron kayong angel sa congress,” said Autism Angel in Congress, Rep. Irwin Tieng of BUHAY Party List. He gave a much needed morale boost to participants of the 4th Autism Awareness Celebrations on April 2, 2011 at the SM Sky Dome, North EDSA, Quezon City.
Autism Angel, Cong. Irwin Tieng

“Although I have been walking with you for four years, I feel lacking in my work for you. I still have a couple of bill pending in Congress….” One of the bills he was referring to is the “Comprehensive, Accessible and Affordable Early Detection and Timely Intervention Services for Children with Disabilities”.

After his speech, he quietly asks ASP Chair Emeritus, Dang Koe what else he can do to help the organization. ASP will be working with the Congressman for another special screening of “Ocean Heaven” a heart-warming story about a dying father, coming to terms with his adult autistic son. Click here and here to read previous posts.

“At the end of the day, all people, Filipinos should realize that we need to help one another, to recognize the rights of people with disabilities.” He vowed to continue working for PWDs.

“Ngayong may additional chapters na ang ASP, in the next few months or years, lalaki pa ang ASP at magkakasama parin tayo. Thank you for inviting me sa pinaka unang walk natin to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day! Congratulations sa ating lahat!”

ASP thanks all our generous partners and advocates during the 4th World Autism Awareness Day Celebrations: SM Programs on Disability Affairs, SM Supermalls, SM Prime, National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), House of Representatives Committee on Social Services, BUHAY Party List, Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC), Katipunan ng May Kapansanan sa Pilipinas (KAMPI), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Department of Education (DepEd) and Archdiocese of Manila Persons with Disabilities Ministry (AMO-PDM).


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