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.

25 July 2012

ASP Laguna honored for pioneering efforts in PWD employment and training

ASP Laguna was recognized for their unwavering commitment to improving the social and economic conditions of persons with autism and other disabilities through training and employment.

ASP Ranilo Sorongon received the honors in behalf of ASP Laguna at the “Stakeholders’ Forum on Employment Opportunities” at the Occupational Safety and Health Center, Quezon City held last 17 July 2012.

Ms. Carmen Zubiaga, Mr. Ranilo Sorongon and NDPR officers

The forum was among the activities that opened the 34th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week celebration with the theme “Mainstreaming Persons with Disability in Economic Development.”

ASP Laguna is the brains and heart behind the Autism Resource Center (ARC) in Sta. Fe Subdivision, Batong Malake, Los BaƱos, Laguna. The ARC operates a diner wherein PWAs and other developmental disabilities serve as cashier, physical arranger, busboy and dishwasher. PWAs also serve as messengers, office assistants, packers of rice and other products. They also produce arts and crafts like angel charms, paper bags and charcoal briquettes (made from waste paper). Every December, the ARC trainees, apprentices and workers receive their share of the profit.

From your ASP family, congratulations, ASP Laguna Chapter! May your achievements continue to inspire the PWA sector!


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