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.

28 March 2012

ASP Celebrates 5th World Autism Awareness Day

In solidarity with the millions of families affected with autism world wide, ASP is celebrating the 5th World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, 2012 with the theme “Make the Rights Real for Persons with Autism”.

The celebration started in December 18, 2007 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 62/139 declaring World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) to be celebrated April 2, 2008 and in perpetuity as a response to urgent call for autism awareness and for the provision of services for those affected with this condition.

Below are the activities of the ASP and the National Working Committee headed by the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), Autism Hearts Foundation (AHF), SM Programs on Disability Affairs, SM Supermalls, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) (KAMPI), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Justice (DOH), Norfil Foundation, Technology Skills and Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Social Welfare and development (DSWD).

Schedule of events:

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ASP is a proud member of the ASEAN Autism Network, an alliance of autism parent support organizations in Southeast Asia with Secretariat at the Asia Pacific Center on Disability in Bangkok, Thailand.

Together we can “Make the Rights REAL for Persons with Autism”

For details please call (02) 926-6941 or (02) 929-8447.

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