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.

25 August 2011

ASP Meets with Visitors from APCD

By Abegail Mendoza, Program Assistant

After a full day’s meeting with various government agencies, business corporations, and international agencies, visitors from the Asia - Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD) based in Bangkok were treated to a sumptuous dinner by Autism Society Philippines, at the Harbor View Restaurant, located at the back of the historic Quirino Grandstand.
From left: ASP Executive Director Ranil Sorongon, APCD Information and Knowledge Management Manager, Mr. Ryuhei Sano and APCD Networking and Collaboration Manager Somchai Rungsilp. From Right, JICA Expert Ms. Yoko Isobe, ASP Secretary Tiffany Tan and ASP National President Grace Adviento.

ASP National President, Grace Adviento; together with ASP Secretary, Tiffany Tan and Executive Director, Ranil Sorongon; formally welcomed Mr. Ryuhei Sano, APCD Information and Knowledge Management Manager; Ms. Yoko Isobe, JICA Expert and Somchai Rungsilp, APCD Networking and Collaboration Manager.

Sorongon was with Mr. Sano for three earlier meetings, with the International Day for Persons with Disability Working Committee at the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA); with SM Supermall’s Ms. Annie Garcia (President) and Engr. Bien Mateo (AVP for Operations and Chair of SM Program on Disability Affairs); and lastly with Program Committee of the 2nd Asia Pacific Community - Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Congress, represented by Ms. Amy Bolinas and Mr. Paul Muego.

The APCD group was here in the country to help in the preparation for the upcoming celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which is celebrated every 3rd of December and for the 2nd Asia Pacific Community - Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Congress with theme “CBR: Building Communities for Everyone”, which will commence on November 29, 2011 to December 1, 2011 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Philippines. The event will be attended by hundreds of delegates from across Asia-Pacific, America, Africa and Europe. To know more about the congress, click here.

As a token of gratitude the group donated some books, informative brochures, leaflets and CDs for the ASP library. ASP would also like to thank APCD for the learning resources, and most of all for initiating the organization of the ASEAN Autism Network (ANN) last December in Bangkok, Thailand.
Some of the Books and CDs

ASP is looking forward for more partnerships with APCD in the near future for an autism friendly community.
APCD Information and Knowledge Management Manager Mr. Ryuhei Sano , APCD Networking and Collaboration Manager Somchai Rungsilp and ASP National President Grace Adviento

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