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.

04 October 2011

ASP joins Cerebral Palsied Awareness Week Celebrations

By: Cath Genovia, ASP Program Assistant

In solidarity with our brothers and sisters with cerebral palsy and their families, Autism Society Philippines joined the 8th Cerebral Palsied Awareness Week celebrations, with the theme “Ang Cerebral Palsied na may Sapat na Kaalaman at Karapatan, Kayang Ipaglaban” last September 22, 2011. ASP joined the group tree planting in Hagonoy and Closing program in SM Marilao, Bulacan.

ASP Malolos Chapter President, Dr. Anawi Tolentino, headed the tree planting activity together with parent members and children with autism. Dr. Tolentino is concurrently serves as the head of the Special Parents for Special Child (SPSC) in Hagonoy Bulacan. The tree planting was joined by delegates from CPAP, DSWD-NCR, AMO-PDM, KAMPI, PDALD, PARM.
Children planting trees

After the tree planting activity, a short program followed at the house of Hon. Mayor Angel Boy Cruz Jr. The Honorable Mayor was attending an equally important event on that same day and was not able to meet us, but we are honored to have Vice Mayor Rey Santos, who gave the welcome message.
Ms. Maura dela Rosa sharing an inspirational message

An inspirational message followed by Ms. Maura dela Rosa, Asst. Regional Director, DSWD FO II and the response given by Dr. Anawi Tolentino. Also, to make the program more entertaining, kids from SPSC rendered a special dance number. The Closing message was given by Ms. Angelina dela Cruz, MSWDO, Hagonoy.

After the short program, a mouth-watering lunch was prepared for all the guests and participants of the said event courtesy by the Hon. Mayor Angel Boy Cruz Jr.

At 1PM, all the delegates went to SM Marilao for the closing program. Distribution of wheelchairs to selected Cerebral Palsied children were headed by AKAP Pinoy President, Capt. Taleon. Closing remarks was given by Ms. Joanna Hizon of DSWD who chaired the said event.

Cerebral Palsied Association of the Philippines (CPAP) President, Ms. Charito Manglapus thanked all the LGUs, NGOs and other groups who have helped and supported them and made the CPAP celebration a success.


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