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.

07 June 2012

May Family Support Group



It is not enough to feel love for child; you must able to express your love through your actions"
- Judy Ford

Parenting an autistic child is the most difficult and the most rewarding thing you will ever do, and God will smile on you for your efforts! Parenting an autistic child isn't anyone's choice of careers! But life is what it is, and no one ever said that it would be fair.

Experts have said time and again that the involvement of the parents is one of the most important things for any child. And no matter how good the program or how dedicated the teachers, the school can only do so much with the time they have.

Last May 26, 2012, ASP Trustee, Ms. Noemi T. Viado, welcomed ten mothers, six fathers, one PWA, two Professionals at the ASP Office. Two of ASP’s Staff, Melanie Casalme and Cricel Elises also joined in support.

Ms. Viado shared her journey as a parent. Each participant shared also their journey. Ms. Viado is not only a mother to a 22-year old CWA; but she is also an educator. She shared not only her journey as a parent and she also shared her knowledge and expertise in handling children with autism. They also reported on learning so many things from other parents’ experiences.

"There are so many learning’s for me in this from Ms. Noemi. I’ve learned about different types of teaching children with autism, how to divert their attention when they are having tantrums, importance of language for children around 7 years old and older children”.

“That autism is not a sickness/illness it is a gift from God.

“Over all this meeting is highly commendable. Great job! Hope to attend the succeeding meeting”.

“The single most important thing that you can do for your autistic child is to learn effective ways to help them, to keep working with them and to never lose hope!”

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Be an Angel for Autism. Donate generously to ASP Programs and Services. Donate to Autism Society Philippines Metrobank Kamias Branch 047-3-04751874-2. Email us at autismphils@gmail.com or call (02) 926-6941 or (02) 929-8447.

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