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.

30 June 2012

ASP joins the Freedom Walk

By Cathy Genovia, ASP Program Assistant.

True to its stature as the most active parent support organization, ASP joined the Freedom Walk for the second time last 02 June 2012 at the Quezon Memorial Circle, together with more than 1,000 participants coming from the different local government units in Mega Manila, from the national government agencies and from the disabled people’s organizations.
ASP National President, Jan Pena (2nd from right) and ASP Lagro Chapter President, Marieta Tan (R) during the warm up exercise.

The event which was part of the early Independence Day celebration of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) adopted the theme “Each Right- Full Step We Take, All Barriers We Break.” The sector kept true with their theme -- braving the heavy downpour that began at dawn of the event day. Collective prayers were answered as the sun peeked from behind the gray could right before the program proper started.

Newly-elected National President, Mary Janette Peña led the contingent of ASP with Muneer, her adolescent son with autism and representatives from ASP Chapters from Commonwealth, Lagro, Proj. 4, Cubao, Quezon City. The National Office and its chapters came, proudly bearing their banners. ASP Angels from the National Office, Abby, Cath and Ien, were also present to assist the participants and also to lend a hand to the National Working Committee of which ASP is a member.

The walk’s working committee, headed by Mr. Emer Rojas of New Vois and Capt. Oscar Taleon of AKAP-Pinoy, would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to all the sponsors, supporters and participants for the event’s success. Proceeds from the event help sustain the advocacy program of AKAP-Pinoy, geared towards the realization of the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).


Unknown said...

CONGRATS QC ASP Chapters! It's great to be visible! Let's go go go!

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