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.

15 December 2012

A Service from the Heart: SM Program for Persons with Disabilities




“We don’t want to show off, we do it from our heart”, words from Mr. Hans Sy, the President of SM Prime when he was interviewed in the video “The Heart of SM”.

Years after that interview, SM continued to strengthen its commitment to persons with disabilities by elevating what was the Committee on Disability Affairs into a long-term program with Engr. Bien Mateo as the Director. SM expanded its services to reach more PWD groups and their families, including the Philippine Society of Orphan Disorder (PSOD), a group of parents whose children are affected with rare diseases.

Their flagship project “Understanding Customers with Disabilities” has been instrumental in educating thousands SM frontliners like maintenance personnel, security guards and tenants around the country. SM Supermall is now considered the haven of persons with disabilities and their families. “With the education that ASP has been giving to the personnel of SM, we now feel secure and comfortable during our visit to SM unlike before” commented a mother of a child with autism.

SM has been faithful in educating their personnel all through the years. For 2012 ASP speakers were invited in the following SM Supermalls to give a lecture on “Understanding Customers with Autism”

1. SM Mall of Asia
2. SM Mega Mall
3. SM City North EDSA
4. SM City Taytay
5. SM City Masinag
6. SM City Molino
7. SM Supercenter, Pasig
8. SM City Fairview
9. SM City Baliwag
10. SM City Marilao
11. SM Cty South Mall
12. SM City Sucat
13. SM City Rosario
14. SM City Dasmariñas
15. SM City Bicutan
16. SM City Cebu
17. SM City San Pablo
18. SM City Calamba
19. SM City Sta. Rosa
20. SM City Baguio
21. SM City San Fernando
22. SM City Cagayan de Oro
23. SM City Novaliches
24. SM City Tarlac
25. SM City Clark
26. SM City Lucena
27. SM City Iloilo
28. SM City Naga
29. SM City Olongapo
30. SM City Muntinlupa
31. SM City Marikina
32. SM City Bacoor
33. SM Batangas

SM Supermalls have been the venue of ASP activities like the Angels Walk, Autism Seminars, Photo Exhibits, Family Day, Sensory Friendly Movies and many more. SM through the SM Program on Disability Affairs provided unwavering support to ASP and other groups of persons with disabilities.

Thank you SM for being an Autism Angel!

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