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

Au-some performances by Autists

By: Abegail Mendoza, ASP Program Assistant

The following event is part of the ACT for AUTISM NOW celebrations of the 4th Autism Awareness Day. The event took place at Sky Dome, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City on April 2, 2011.

After the morning’s Autism Walk and festivities, the participants were treated to performances from the top artists with autism at the 4th AutisMusical, a concert celebrating the unique talents and skills of Filipinos with autism in singing and playing various musical instruments.

ASP Dream Girls Vell Baria, Nica Escasinas and Thara Marie Santiago, all teen girls with autism sang their signature song “Angels Brought Me Here” never seizes to amaze audience. The trio has been receiving numerous requests to perform in various events and in TV Shows. Click here to read more about them.
ASP Dream Girls Vell Baria, Thara Marie Santiago and Nica EscasiƱas

Another rising teen band from the PWA community is Sparkle Band. Daryl Tan and Bryan Calvin Lu sang solos, while Desly Bianca Lim Alvarado (keyboards/vocals) and the youngest member, Elijah Josef Balila (drums) with their manager, Donna Lim also performed to serenade the audience with the song “Way Back into Love”. The group just came from another performance with UP Sec’s “Can Rock” at another mall. And just like the ASP Dream Girls, they have been receiving various requests for gigs around the country.
Sparkle Band

The International Filipino child prodigy marimbist, Tristan “Tum-Tum” Mendoza, completed the powerful cast of the AutiSMusical. “Wonder boy, now young man thanked our “Awesome God” and dedicated his last number to all mothers. I was surprised to hear Tum-Tum sing “You’ll Be in My Heart” for the first time,” commented MiranaMedina, film maker of Alyana, the Filipino digital documentary on autism. Click here to know more about Alyana.
Tum-Tum Mendoza

Acknowledgements to partners and supporters: 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).

ASP believes that with a barrier-free and inclusive environment, children with autism are empowered. We Share our Hopes with you. It’s time to help Build Dreams for Autism. Email us at or call us at 7-903-5496. Donate generously to ASP Programs and Services. Account Name: Autism Society Philippines, Account No: SA 047-3-04751874-2


Tum-Tum Mendoza said...

Um, I believe my name was misspelled there. It's Thristan Mendoza, with an H in my first name.

Tum-Tum Mendoza said...

Um, I believe my name was misspelled there. It's Thristan Mendoza, with an H in my first name.

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