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 October 2011

ASP Tacloban Chapter Seminar on Autism

By: Ms Firie Esperas, ASP Tacloban Chapter

ASP Tacloban Chapter, in cooperation with the City Government of Tacloban and Leyte Normal University, staged a seminar entitled “Structuring an Autism Friendly Learning Environment". Spearheaded by ASP Tacloban Chapter, this seminar is in line with the pursuit for strong advocacy and awareness of autism.

The resource person of the seminar was Erlinda "Dang" Koe, ASP Chair Emeritus and a mother of a teen with autism. Ms. Koe, a very gregarious speaker, not only imparted knowledge, but added clarity to the theories and research findings of autism in her lecture. Her personal journey of living with and raising a child with autism served as a living validation and proof of her discourse.
ASP Chair Emeritus Dang Koe during the seminar on autism

The seminar was attended by 300 participants composed of Special Education Majors from the Leyte Normal University, Nursing Student St. Scholastica's College, teachers from the different SPED schools in Tacloban, as well as private and public school teachers, and parents of children with ASD and other developmental disability.

Proceeds from the registration of the seminar will be used for the Free Assessment and Evaluation of Children with Special Needs in Tacloban City by a team of Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist on November 20- 21, 2011.


You can contact ASP Tacloban Chapter President, Dr. Gie Abuyabor at (0917) 306-3539.

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 or call 7-903-5496.


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