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.

25 May 2011

Autistic Presidential Appointee to speak at ARM UK Conference

The Autistic Rights government UK (ARM UK) will have America’s first ever autistic presidential appointee as their key-note speaker when they hold their next meeting on Saturday, 4th of June.

On the 4th of June at Islington Resource Centre, Holloway Road, Ari Ne’man will speak about himself, the importance of self advocacy and the importance of autistic-led organizations.

Ari Ne’eman is probably the most famous man with autism in the world at the moment.

His appointment to the National Council on disability, a federal agency charged with advising Congress and the president on disability policy issues by President Barak Obama is still being talked about on both sides of the Atlantic.

Ari is the Founding president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, where he directs efforts to increase the representation of autistic individuals in public policy discussions. He is an adult on the autism spectrum and a leading advocate in the neurodiversity movement, frequently briefing policymakers and speaking publicly on disability and autism policy issues.

In 2009, President Obama nominated Ari to the National Council on Disability, a federal agency charged with advising Congress and the President on disability policy issues. He was confirmed by the US Senate in July 2010. In April 2010, he was appointed by Secretary Sebelius as a public member to the US’s Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, a Federal advisory committee that coordinates all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services concerning autism.

The Event begins at 1.30 p.m. – doors open at 1.00 p.m. and ends at 5.30 p.m.

The AGM open to the public

Entry to the Conference:

Non-members £15.00
Members £5.00 (£1.50 if on benefit / low income) (Membership fee £1.00)

Membership form available at:

Venue: Islington Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road N7 6PA Directions at;

We anticipate a lot of interest: reserve a place by calling 07742-347384 or 0191-259-6384 or by sending an e mail to


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