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.

27 July 2011

ASP Joins 2nd Philippine Coalition on UN CRPD Training

By: Tiffany Tan, ASP Board Secretary

ASP representatives joined the 2nd Philippine Coalition on UN CRPD Training last July 14-16, 2011 at the Bayview Park Hotel, Manila. The Philippine Coalition on UNCRPD is tasked to make an alternative country report on the implementation and monitoring of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Participants of the UNCRPD Training

The training aims (1) to establish relationships/enhance networking between the Philippine Coalition with other Disabled Peoples’ Organization (DPOs), (2) discuss the core issues affecting PWD, (3) collate recommendations for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

Autism Society Philippines was represented by ASP Executive Director, Ranil Sorongon, ASP Board Secretary, Tiffany Tan and ASP Volunteer, Bing David, who also served as the training documentor. The activity was joined by other DPOs around the country.

“It is our hope that after these three days, we will work together in the alternative report and together, make the government implement the UNCRPD,” said Alex Cote, Capability Building Officer of International Disability Alliance.

To date, 149 countries have signed the UNCRPD. On September 2007, the Philippines signed the convention and ratified it on April 2008. As a member state, our country is accountable to submit to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities periodic reports on the steps they have taken to implement the Convention.

The “alternative report” from the Philippine UNCRPD Coalition will be collated with information coming from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The group will set a regional consultation in the coming months.

Below are the topics of the 3-day conference:

Day 1 Reasonable Accommodation and Progressive Realization

Day 2 Core Issues of the PWD Sector

Day 3 Regional Consultation

The 3-day training is sponsored International Disability Alliance, (IDA) The Katipunan ng May Kapansanan sa Pilipinas, Inc. (KAMPI), Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID) and the Christian Blind Mission (CBM) and Physicians for Peace.

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