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 May 2011

A Special Mother’s Day Picnic

By: Mom Resy Benoza, ASP Diliman Chapter

A typical Thursday morning at the UP Sunken Garden is a setting of joggers and soccer players. Joggers flexed their legs as they huff and puff around the area, shaded by mimosa trees. Inside the open grassy area, soccer players bravely faced the morning sun while they practice their soccer positions, especially making goals. Among the sports enthusiasts this summer are the boys of ASP Diliman Chapter, learning how to play soccer under the guidance of Coach Jerome. The parents of ASP Diliman hover nearby, doing some jogging and some calisthenics.
The ASP Diliman Chapter boys, playing soccer with their coaches

On Thursday, May 6, at 9 a.m. the ASP Diliman parents decided to have a picnic at the UP Sunken Garden. What better way to entice more members than a picnic after a hot, perspiring game of soccer! With the instigation of Mom Jo, the Chapter president, moms gamely prepared a healthy fare—spaghetti, “maruyang saging”, buko sherbet, sandwiches, orange slices, and many bottles of cold water. (Following the advise of Coach Jerome, the moms wisely avoided caffeinated and sugar laden drinks and sweets for the boys.) Tired but happy boys, their siblings and their parents enjoyed the healthy food. The boys did not forget their “Happy Mother’s Day” greetings and hugs to their loving moms, plus flash their smiles in front of the camera.
Proud Parents

This is Happy Mother’s Day celebration --- ASP Diliman style.


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