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.

18 June 2011

2 US Peace Corps Volunteers visit ASP

By: Ranil Sorongon, ASP Executive Director

Two US Peace Corp volunteers Ms. Debra Pritchard and Mr. Tyler McCloskey visited ASP National’s Office in Quezon City, last June 8, 2011. Both are here in the country to help organizations in realizing their mandate, “promote world peace and friendship”.
(from left) ASP Executive Director Ranil Sorongon, Mr. Tyler McCloskeyand Ms. Debra Pritchard

They met with ASP Executive Director, Ranil Sorongon, through the referral of Ms. Cymbeline Martinez, President of ASP Puerto Princesa Chapter and Pastor Mon Rosario.

Ms. Pritchard, a mother of an individual with AD/HD, is volunteering her services at Taw-Kabui means “Share a Life” for a Child, Inc. in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan; while Mr. Tyler is helping another group in Alaminos, Pangasinan.

Ms. Ofel Rosario, wife of Pastor Mon Rosario, is Taw-Kabui’s Programs Director. Taw-Kabui is a non-government organization operating a Special Education Center that caters to the needs of children with autism and other disabilities. Their funding assistance comes from Liliane Foundation and other benefactors.

Both husband and wife are active in assisting the needs of the children in Taw-Kabui.

Ms. Pritchard related to Director Sorongon the current situation of persons with disabilities in Puerto Princesa City and how Taw-Kabui, even with limited resources, expands its services and responds to the needs of children with developmental disabilities. The visitors also discussed the possibility of having an ASP partnership with Taw-Kabui in the near future.

Before the visitors left, Director Sorongon gave them copies of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) and Republic Act (RA) 9442, or commonly known as the law providing discounts for PWDs and some posters on the signs and symptoms of autism.


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