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.

17 January 2012

Community Based Rehabilitation Field Visit

January 24 at City of Mandaluyong, 8:00AM

The members of the National Working Committee of the 16th National Autism Consciousness Week Celebration together with ASP Trustees will be given the opportunity to see for themselves the Mandaluyong City who is a recipient of the 2nd Most Child-Friendly City Award from DSWD in 2009.

This award-winning municipality is headed by Mandaluyong Mayor Benjamin C. Abalos, Jr., who was recently awarded as Outstanding City Mayor and Local Government Leadership Award (LGLA) by the Philippine Senate.

The journey in making the city “disabled friendly” begun when Mayor Abalos visit the National Institute for Mental Health in 1999 and witnessed a story of a 40 year-old person with autism. Mayor Abalos also read the story of Fidel Raymund Cabral, also a person with autism in Philippine Daily Inquirer. Cabral is graduated Cum Laude at St. Benedict College.

The city is also among the first to establish the PDAO or the Person with Disability Affairs Office, even before the PDAO law or RA 100070 was signed into law April 2010.

Note: Community Based Rehabilitation Field Visit is for 16th National ACW Committee and ASP Trustee only.

The CBR Filed Visit last 2011 ACW


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