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.

16 May 2011

Multi-awarded Journalist, Karen Davila talks about Autism

Ms. Karen Davila
Karen Davila is a TV Host and News Anchor from ABS-CBN. She is one of the news anchors of Bandila and Headstart with Karen Davila on ANC. She graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a degree of Bachelor of Arts major in Mass Communication. She was a former host of Wonder Mom, The Correspondents, XXX: Exklusibong, Explosibong, Exposé, Y Speak, and Barangay Dos. She was a former news anchor of ABS-CBN Headlines, ABS-CBN Insider, TV Patrol and TV Patrol World. Karen Davila has won numerous awards locally and internationally in her 16-year career, including 2 from the prestigious New York Festivals and the 2008 Ten Outstanding Young Men Award for Broadcast Journalism. The Young Global Leader 2010, World Economic Forum and Ambassador WORLD VISION.

Below is an excerpt interview with Wilson Lee Flores of Philippine Star

What is the worst crisis in your life and how did you overcome it?

When my eldest son David, who is now nine years old, was diagnosed as being in the autism spectrum. He was four years old then. I thought my world was going to crumble, I was devastated, I cried endlessly, it was so painful and I blamed myself. But my inner resolve got the better of me; instead of being defeated, I researched heavily, coordinated with many parents and opened myself to many treatments for my son. He’s been undergoing the case in a gluten-free diet and biomedicine for six years now, and he’s high functioning, some people often ask me if he really has autism. He looks like a regular kid now, and says “I love you, Mommy” all the time.

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Uploaded with Permission by Mr. Wilson Lee Flores of Philippine Star


Luanne said...

Very inspiring. It's a good thing that there are lots of therapies available for our kids now. I would try everything if I could.


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