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.

12 October 2012

ASP Joins 6th ADHD National Conference

By Ranil Sorongon, ASP Executive Director

Autism Society Philippines joined the 6th National ADHD Conference with the theme “ADHDept@Performance: Breaking Barriers to Success” last September 28 and 29 at the UP Asian Center-GT-Toyota Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
Participants watching the video during the conference

ASP was represented by trustees Evelyn Go and Peng So and Executive Director Ranil Sorongon; while ASP staff Abby Mendoza, Cathy Genovia and Cricel Elises the ASP merchandise booth.

The conference, attended by teachers, parents, professionals and persons with ADHD all over the country, featured noted speakers in special education like Dr. Ed Dizon, Dr. Leticia Ho, Dr. Rose Aligada, Dr. Ma. Teresa Lim, and Dr. Robert Mobley. A father of a child with ADHD, Raul Manaligod gave a lecture on “Success in Career and in the Work Place.” A group of persons with ADHD, headed by comedian-singer George Javier, shared their life’s journey from grade school up to the present, when some of them now have their own families and experience being parent to children with ADHD.

ADHD, like autism, is a life-long condition. Having that condition is never a "death sentence," as many of the panelist shared. The condition can be overcome with early and appropriate interventions; with the help of the parents, siblings, professionals, the community; and with the commitment to live a meaningful and productive life.

ASP would like to congratulate Ms. Annie David, the trustees and the members of ADHD Society of the Philippines for a successful conference.


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