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.

15 December 2011

Negros Oriental Celebrates International Day of Persons With Disabilities

In celebration of the International Day of Persons With Disabilities, the Provincial Government of Negros Oriental in partnership with The Great Physician Rehabilitation Foundation, Inc. (GP Rehab) conducted a seminar-workshop on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) last December 5, 2011 at the Negros Oriental Convention Center, Dumaguete City.


The celebration of the International Day of Persons With Disabilities in Negros Oriental. ASP Executive Director Ranil Sorongon (inset) was the seminar - workshop speaker - facilitator



The activity aimed to equip the participants with knowledge about the UNCRPD and its provisions. Furthermore, it also aimed to create a new model of looking at disability from the medical model to the rights-based model. ASP Executive Director and Philippine UNCRPD Coalition Core group member Ranil Sorongon was the seminar - workshop speaker - facilitator. He was assisted by Mr. Rolando Villamero, Jr., the Coordinator of Advocacy, Networking and Referral Program of GP Rehab who acted as the emcee and facilitator.


The participants during the presentation their output of their workshop


The event was participated more than 50 individuals coming from the different government agencies, Local Government Units, Non Government Organizations, civic organizations, academe and from the sector of persons with disabilities.


The participants of the seminar - workshop



The Great Physician Rehabilitation Foundation, Inc. (GP Rehab) is the only non government organization serving persons with disabilities in Negros Oriental and a supporter of ASP Dumaguete City chapter in advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities and their families.


To request for a seminar on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in your area, write us at autismphils@gmail.com or call us at 9266941 / 9298447.

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