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.

25 May 2012

ASP Tacloban Chapter Embarked on Special Needs Talent Show



By Doanne Jill Teves Ranze, DOH Eastern Visayas

Children with autism and other developmental disabilities should not be underestimated. They also have innate talents like "typical" people. With the right attitude and available sources, we can create more opportunities to showcase their abilities. This also makes them feel good about themselves.

Thus was the main mission of the chapter for their first Talent Show of Children with Special Needs last January 12, 2012 at Robinson’s Place Tacloban. Participants represented came from three local schools - Twin Hearts Foundation Center, Leyte National SpEd School, and the Tacloban Center for Autism and other Developmental Disabilities (TCADD).

The activity was held in commemoration of Autism Consciousness Week, which was led by ASP Chapter President, Dra. Geraldine Abuyabor, in cooperation with the City Government of Tacloban. Hon. Cristina Romualdez, Councilor of City Government of Tacloban, was guest of honor.

The chapter hopes that through the showcase of talents of children with autism and other developmental disabilities will open the eyes of Taclobanons. The chapter believes that society needs to value, accept and help them be the best that they can be; for they too can be productive members of society.

You may contact ASP Tacloban Chapter President, Dr. Geraldine Abuyabor, at (0917) 306-3539.

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