The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to persons on the autism spectrum and their families. 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.

21 November 2012

Helping a CWA Build Big Dreams

By Marietta Tan, President, ASP Lagro Chapter

Wendell Principe is a 12-year old boy diagnosed with autism when he was 4; but due to poverty and domestic problems, he was never brought to a special school. His father is a stroke survivor and his mother is fighting stage 4 breast cancer. Vanessa Nicolas of TV5's Good Morning Club called me last 22 October 2012 and asked if i could help them find a free SPED school near the area. I immediately called a SPED teacher, Irene Pranada Lee and Principal Dr. Lilia Garcia to facilitate acceptance of Wendell to the Lagro Elementary School.  On October 27, 2012, Wendell together with his mother, received a certificate accepting him to study at LES! This momentous event was witnessed by Ms. Cheryl Cosim and televised by TV5 on its Good Morning Club Show! A small deed on my part, but a big dream for a special child.


SpecialEducationPhilippines said...

No great deed is little for a child with special needs. Thanks to ASP for making a difference to this child. :)

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