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.

20 July 2012

ASP meets with Daet Mayor Sarion to support EDIP

ASP launched a three-year Early Detection and Intervention Project (EDIP) with the funding support of Autism Society Norway and the Norwegian Overseas Development Assistance (NORAD) back in 2004. The project intended to educate Barangay Health Workers (BHW), Day Care Teachers (DCT) as well as parents, on the signs and symptoms of autism and the early management strategies of autism.

Ranilo Sorongon speaking to participants during EDIP Launch

ASP was able to train nearly 2,000 BHWs, DCTs and parents in Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, in partnership with the Local Government Units (LGUs) and the Local Chapters of ASP over three years. When the project ended in 2006, ASP decided to continue the project with the support of local donors, LGU’s and ASP’s fund raising events. ASP now seeks greater support and funding from LGus in the training of their constituencies.

ASP Executive Director met with Hon. Tito Sarte Sarion, Mayor of Daet, Camarines Norte, Prof. Rex Bernardo, a noted PWD Leader of Daet, Mr. Norman Ebona, representative of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office and Ms. Adel Martinez, former president of ASP Lucena chapter last July 9, 2012. The group discussed responsibilities of each party and the preparation for the EDIP training in the coming months. The meeting with the mayor was the last stop of Director Sorongon’s visit to Bicol. He visited Virac, Catanduanes, Legazpi, Albay and Naga, Camarines Sur with ASP Trustee Gina Bermudo.

To those who may want to conduct EDIP trainings, kindly contact ASP National Office at 7-903-5496 or email at


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