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 February 2012

Sensory Friendly Movie goes to SM City Fairview

By: Abegail Mendoza, ASP Program Assistant

Last January 28, 2012, in celebration of the 16th National Autism Consciousness Week, Autism Society Philippines, in partnership with SM Program on Disability Affairs (SM-PDA), gave another one of a kind experience of the Sensory-Friendly Movies (SfM) at SM City Fairview Cinema 10.

Participants of the Sensory Friendly Movie

More than 200 participants from ASP Lagro Chapter headed by President Ms Marietta Tan, ASP Commonwealth Chapter headed by President Ms Bing Taroy and ASP San Jose Del Monte Bulacan Chapter with their adviser Teacher Christina Borneo happily viewed the movie. Other parents, children with autism and their siblings coming from the different schools and centers of Quezon City and Bulacan also came to watch the movie “Happy Feet 2”.

Theater entrance and exit

Also came to support the SfM are ASP Vice President Peng So and Treasurer Evelyn Go together with their family. ASP Executive Director Ranil Sorongon and ASP Staff assisted the viewers together with some teachers from Lagro Elementary School, Happy Child Academy and Able Minds Therapy Center.

During the movie, SM Cinema 10 provides a more accepting and comfortable setting for our special viewers. The SfM was designed to provide opportunities for children with autism together with their family to bond and enjoy the movie in a more relax and accepting environment. Children with autism needs were considered by turning the lights on during the show, minimizing the sound volume, allowing the children to bring their own snacks and cutting short movie previews and advertisements. SMf showings are avenues to make children with autism ready to watch the regular movie with their family.

SM Program on Disability Affairs representatives with ASP Executive Director (2nd from right), ASP
Treasurer Evelyn Go (4th from right), ASP Vice President Peng So (6th from right) with PWAs Gelo (3rd
from right), Angelo (5th from right) and Patrick (5th from left)

Thanks to SM, our Corporate Angel for this opportunity!

Watch out for the coming Sensory Friendly Movie showing in San Fernando Pampanga, Calamba City, Cebu City, Iloilo City and Cavite in celebration of the World Autism Awareness Day Celebration this April.


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