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.

07 April 2011

ASP Cavite Chapters ACT for AUTISM

By: Jan Peña, ASP Bacoor Chapter President

“Narito tayo ngayon hindi upang magtagisan ng talino ang mga batang ito.. narito tayo upang bigyan oportunidad ang mga batang ito na maipamalas ang kanilang mga kakayahan sa positibong pamamaraan na makapagbibigay - kasiyahan sa tao at sa kanilang sarili…”

Such was the opening spiel of ASP Cavite Chapters Gobernadora, Jan Peña during the 4th World Autism Awareness Day Celebrations. The activity was in partnership with and SM City Rosario, last April 2, 2011.

“Autism Special Stars,” highlighted extraordinary talents of children with autism by giving the public an eye-opening and heart-rending show. ASP member schools and partner public schools rendered delightful songs, dances and musical numbers (drums). Colorful creations were made by children with autism in the “Art Challenge” contest. Well-deserved medals and cash prizes and tokens were awarded to participants.
Be-medaled singing stars pose with judges: (from left) Mark Buendia, 6 yrs. old, of Aid of Angels Behavior and Therapy Center, General Trias (1st place); Jodense Valenciano, 19, of Holy Nazarene Christian School, Tanza (2nd place); Kevin Batiola, 15, of God’s Gift SPED and Learning Center, Trece Martires City (3rd place) ; and Jinn VIsto, 6, of Heart of Peace for Early Intervention and Child Development, Inc., Noveleta (4th place).
Art loving CWAs reproduce a colorful illustration with paper and crayons

“Mama… Yes Anak?" Book Launch followed after the activities. Dr. Ma. Luisa Campos-Cagingin, President of ASP Dasmariñas Chapter said Chico, her son who is now 25 years old, is the inspiration behind the book, and also instrumental in leading her to open a school for children with special needs in their city.
Mama, Yes Anak?... Book

Angels Walk for Autism Photo Exhibit featured photos of families depicting candid moments between mothers and children with autism. Photos captured the salient thoughts….

“…If you know them, you will love them…”

“…See what they can do and give…”

“….These pictures are for you to learn to accept them…”

“….Love them for who they are.”

ASP Cavite Chapters Governor, Jan Peña invited the rest of the Cavite community to join hands in unity to support ASP Cavite Chapters Programs and Services. The activities were participated by parents, siblings, family members, Special Education Centers from ASP Cavite cluster chapters namely ASP Bacoor, Dasmariñas, Carmona, Gen. Trias, Molino, Tanza, Trece Martirez, Cavite-North Chapters; as well as those from Noveleta, Rosario and Balayan, Batangas.

ASP continues to work towards an inclusive environment for persons with autism. Help us to continue Sharing Hopes and Building Dreams. Donate generously to ASP Programs and Services. Deposit to Autism Society Philippines Metrobank Kamias Branch 047-3-04751874-2. Email us at or call us at 7-903-5496.


Anonymous said...

Hi! May I request for a list of special schools public or private in the Cavite area. If you could also please include any therapy centers in the area too. Thank you. Please email me at

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