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.

18 July 2012

ASP conducts orientation in Pasay City



ASP conducted an orientation attended by 49 parents of children with autism and special education teachers of P. Villanueva Elementary School in Pasay City last July 5, 2012, in keeping with the organization's commitment of empowering the community to address the challenges faced by individuals with autism.

ASP Executive Director Ranil Sorongon and Trustee Beth Udquin gave a session about ASP and its legacy of support to Filipinos affected by autism. They also explained to the participants the rights, benefits and responsibilities of a member of the organization.

Director Sorongon also gave an orientation on Republic Act 9442, the law that provides PWDs benefits like 20% discounts on medicines and transportation and 5% discounts on prime commodities.

Parents and teachers were thankful for the fellowship and shared information, which they all hoped would pave the way for the birth of a Pasay City chapter of the ASP. Their group has been participating in the activities of ASP like the Angels Walk and Family Day. Building a ASP Pasay City chapter will strengthen the relationship with the rest of the ASP family and will enable this passionate group of parent an educators to leverage on the strengths and resources of the national organization.

ASP would like to thank Ms. Leny Ballesteros, the principal of P. Villanueva Elementary School and Pasay SPED Center and her teachers for organizing the said orientation, providing the snacks and arranging for the venue.

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For those who are interested in organizing a chapter, kindly contact ASP at (02) 929.8447 or (02) 926.6941. You may also email us at autismphils@gmail.com.

2 comments:

sarah said...

I am Sarah Mallari Bucu and was one of the attendees at the meeting and I am looking forward for more meetings to come. Btw, how can I submit my post about autism ? I am a blogger and blogs at http://notonmyownanymore.blogspot.com.

Autism Society Philippines said...

Hi Ms Sarah, please email us at autismphils@gmail.com about your post/s about autism. Thank you

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