The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

27 June 2011

SMB partners with Autism at ASP-CSFP

By: Joy Ofrecia, President ASP-CSFP


ASP-CSFP (ASP San Fernando Pampanga Chapter) was chosen to be the beneficiary Finance Department of San Miguel Brewery’s CSR Projects for the 2nd quarter of 2011. The Autism Event was attended by the staff and selected children of the Finance Department as well as parents and their parents and children with autism, last May 7, 2011.


ASP-CSFP President Joy Ofrecia (inset) during the orientation


Through our chapter’s active member Mr. Jerex Quintino, SMB provided the venue and sound system, snacks and give-aways for the children with autism. The SMB Staff led the children to a separate area were various activity materials and toys were distribute. The activities were facilitated by SPED Teacher volunteers: Teacher Basti Sicat and Teacher Liezel Claveria.



The parent participants were ushered into another room for Autism Orientation and Discussion on the RA 9442. Parents were briefed on short introduction about autism and were introduced to ASP’s Program and Services. ASP Executive Director, Mr. Ranil Sorongon, gave a short lecture on the RA 9442, or the amended Magna Carta for Persons with Disabilities, which tackled on PWD rights and privileges.


Participants of autism orientation and discussion on RA 9442


Some participants were surprised to know that such a law existed. Knowing this, the burdens of our parent attendees were somehow reduced. Unfortunately, a significant number of our attendees have not yet applied the PWD IDs for their children with autism. As mandated, this PWD ID is a basic requirement for claiming privileges.


Given the situation, the chapter coordinated with the City Social Welfare Development Office (CSWDO) of the City of San Fernando and Angeles City, and shall provide assistance in filing for application and ensuring that the children with autism will be given the PWD IDs.


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Contact ASP City of San Fernando Chapter President Ms Joy Ofrecia at 09228543574.


Be an Angel for Autism. Donate generously to ASP Programs and Services. Donate to Autism Society Philippines Metrobank Kamias Branch 047-3-04751874-2. Email us at autismphils@gmail.com or call 9266941 / 9298447.

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