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.

09 December 2011

PNoy Receives World Report on Disability

By: Tiffany Tan, ASP Board Secretary

The President Benigno S. Aquino III received a copy of the World Report on Disability from Dr. Soe Nyunt-U, WHO Representative in the Philippines at the 2nd Asia Pacific CBR Congress last November 28, 2011 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza.

According to the World Health Organization, the First World Report on disability reveals that more than one billion people in the world experience disability. They suffer from a) stigma and discrimination, b) lack of adequate health care and rehabilitation services and c) inaccessible transport, buildings and information.

In the Philippines, 15% of the population deal with disability daily and 1% of them are dealing with autism.

The President being in the 2nd Asia Pacific CBR Conference is a high moral boost for persons with disabilities, NGOs, parent support organizations and CBR Practitioners. He is after all the doting uncle to Joshua Aquino, who has special needs. The President was also invited to be guest speaker during Joshua’s Grade School graduation last March 21, 2011. Watch Video courtesy of GMA Network.
President Noynoy Aquino speaking during World Report on Disability

During the congress, the President, who addressed more than 600 delegates from 65 countries, assured that the Philippine government “cannot stop working so long as there are children who deserve an education but cannot get one, so long as there are Filipinos who want to work and provide for their families but cannot do so through no fault of their own, and so long as there are persons with disabilities that are prevented from living full and meaningful lives.” Click to continue reading.

The World Report on Disability and CBR Guidelines are available at the ASP Library. The ASP Library holds the largest number of books on autism and resource/research materials on autism in the Philippines. To donate books for the ASP Library, email us at or call 7-903-5496.

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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