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.

23 May 2012

Footsteps SPED Kids work at a community store

By Renelie Oira, Footsteps Learning Center School Directress

Select students of the Footsteps Learning Center had a productive summer -- their school offered the opportunity to work at the Ministop 24-Hour Convenience Store along Aurora Boulevard. Every Tuesday from April 17 to May 15 this year, a handful of FLCI students worked in the store for an hour -- mopping, wiping chairs and tables, and forwarding stocks.

Arranging the products is also one of their duties at the Ministop Convenient Store .

Students of FLCI worked at the Ministop during their pre-vocational training .

One of the job of FLCI student is to wipe the chairs and tables .

The patience and generosity of the the store crew, Ms. Farrah Crisol (Assistant Store Manager) and Ms. Michelle Santos (Ministop franchisee) afforded our young individuals with autism a chance to gain meaningful work experience in the retail trade.

More businesses are opening its doors to employing individuals with special needs. It is incumbent on the schools to provide relevant pre-vocational training to their students and to assist in finding worthy pursuits for their pupils when they eventually leave school.

3 comments:

sarah said...

This is great! I hope there will be more businesses and companies even who will open their doors and hearts to people with disabilities as par as employment in the future is concerned.

JL said...

where is flci?

Autism Society Philippines said...

Hi JL, the Footstep Learning Center is located at 81 Molave St. Proj3 Quezon City. You can contact them at 434 6866. Thank you

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