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.

06 December 2011

“Understanding Autism” Poster Distributed in the 2nd AP-CBR Congress

By: Tiffany Tan, ASP Board Secretary



It is estimated that 1% of the world’s population are affected with autism (Source: WAAD).To help awareness-raising on autism in the Asia Pacific Region, posters of “Understanding Autism” were distributed to interested Disability People’s Organizations by the APCD Booth during the 2nd Asia-Pacific CBR Congress.


The 2nd Asia Pacific CBR Congress was held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza last November 28-December 1, 2011,with approximately 600 delegates from 65 countries participating. Members of the ASEAN Autism Network also attended the congress.


The “Understanding Autism” poster, which is in English, has been produced by the ASEAN Autism Network with the support from the Autism Society Philippines (ASP) and the Association of Parents of Thai Persons with Autism (AU-Thai), through the Asia Pacific Development Center Secretariat.



ASEAN Autism Network’s mission is to support, assist, facilitate and enhance autism-related Family Support Groups in collaboration with other stakeholders in the ASEAN region and globally. One of the main objectives is to educate, develop and give opportunities for autism-related FSG of each member country, helping them to grow towards achieving global standards with reference to the UNCRPD and other international and regional instruments related to autism.


Plans for the 2nd ASEAN Autism Congress are underway. This will take place in Brunei Darussalam December 2012.

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