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.

14 December 2012

The 17th National Autism Consciousness Week

By Ranil Sorongon, ASP Executive Director




“We salute you (ASP) for gathering more than 5,000 individuals in your Angels Walk for Autism and for having various activities through your chapters in different part of the countries.  Its only ASP who can mobilize this number of people." -(Lauro Purcil, Jr.)

The success of Autism Society Philippines, especially during the celebration of the National Autism Consciousness Week is a confluence of factors, though a major one is the passionate and hardworking National Working Committee, composed of government agencies, non-government organizations and organizations of persons with disabilities that serve as the driving force of every successful activity.

For the 17th National Autism Consciousness Week 2013, we are honored to have the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), headed by Director Carmen Zubiaga as the Chair, with the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) as Co-Chair of the National Working Committee. The other members are SM Programs on Disability Affairs, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), House of Representatives Committee on Social Services, Buhay Party List, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Metropolitan Development Authority (MMDA) Mandaluyong City Government, Philippines Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine (PARM), NORFIL Foundation, Liliane Foundation, Archdiocese of Manila Ministry for Persons with Disabilities (AMMPD), Autism Hearts Foundation (AHF), the Association of Adults with Autism, Philippines (AAAP) and the Civil Defense Action Group (CDAG)

The week-long celebration on 20-27 January 2013 adopted “Autismo Alamin, Pagtanggap at Pag unawa Palaganapin” as its theme to promote the right information on autism that will pave the way for the public to truly understand and accept persons with autism as part of the society.

Below are the planned activities in Metro Manila for the celebration:



17th NATIONAL AUTISM CONSCIOUSNESS WEEK
January 20-27, 2013
Theme: “Autismo Alamin: Pagtanggap at Pag-Unawa Palaganapin”
Activities (Metro Manila)
Date/Time
Activities
Venue
Lead Organizations
20 – Sunday
8 AM
Angels Walk for Autism
Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
ASP, SM, DOTC, PARM, DENR, DPWH, HOR
21 – Monday
8 AM


10 AM &  1 PM

Launching of 1Pangako Campaign

Educational Trip


DepEd Central Office, Pasig City

La Sagesse Rehabilitation and Dev.'t Center, Pasig City and
Stepping Stone Learning Center, Makati City
DepEd, ASP


ASP, NCDA


22 – Tuesday
9 AM & 1 PM

Forum on “Understanding Passengers with Autism”
(1. PNR and 2. MIAA)
To Be Announced (TBA)

DOTC, PNR, MIAA, ASP
23 – Wednesday
8AM
On the Spot Painting Contest
Conference Hall Environmental Management Bureau, DENR Central Office
Visayas Avenue, Quezon City
DENR, DepEd, ASP, NCDA, PARM, HOR, DPWH
24 – Thursday
8 AM


1 PM


Quiz “A”


Seminar on Assisting Pedestrians with Disabilities


House of Representatives,
Quezon City

Makati City & Marikina City


HOR, DepEd, ASP, NORFIL, AHPI, Liliane Foundation, CWC, Buhay Party List, MMDA, ASP
25 – Friday
9 AM




1:30 PM

Forum on Preparing Persons with Autism, Their Families and Carers for Disasters

Forum on Empowering Persons with Autism Through Employment and
Modified Conditional Cash Transfer Program

Sky Dome, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City



Sky Dome, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City


DSWD, SM, ASP, AHPI, CDAG, CWC



DSWD, SM, ASP, CWC
26 – Saturday
1 PM

Family Support Group Meetings

ASP Office, Kamias, Quezon City and
Elsie Gaches Village, Muntinlupa City

ASP
Autism Hearts Phils., Inc.
27 – Sunday
9 AM


2 PM

Holy Mass


Family Day and Closing Ceremonies

Atrium, SM City Fairview, Quezon City

Atrium SM City Fairview, Quezon City

ASP, SM, AMMPD


ASP, NCDA, SM

20-27 (weeklong)

Photo/Artworks Exhibits (Three exhibits)

TBA

ASP, UP CAMP, AAAP, AHPI

                                                      

ASP chapters around the country will also be having there own activities to celebrate the event in their respective localities in partnership with both government and the private sectors.

Be an Angel for Autism. Support the 17th National Autism Consciousness Week. Be in solidarity one with us to promote understanding and acceptance of persons with autism. Let’s “make their rights real”.  For more information on the upcoming celebration, please call            +632 926.6941       or             +632 929 8447       or visit autismsocietyphilippines.blogspot.com.

4 comments:

Miles zarate-pimentel said...

for the activity on Jan 26, can I just go straight to Elsie Gaches since this is near my place? what time does this start?

Autism Society Philippines said...

Hi Miles, yes you can go directly to Elsie Gaches Village at 1pm. Thank you

Didit said...

magandang araw po. nanalo daw po son ko sa on the spot painting contest...we would like to have a copy / sana of his winning entry?...when po ipost ang mga winners? names and their paintings?...my son is ERNESTO MARASIGAN, representative from Pateros Metro Manila. PATEROS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL po. he joined jan 23, 2013 at DENR. thanks ...mrs didith marasigan

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