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.

19 January 2013

Empowering Persons with Autism Through Employment


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Will conduct a FREE seminar on 

EMPOWERING PERSONS WITH AUTISM THROUGH EMPLOYMENT
VENUE: Sky Dome, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City
JANUARY 25, 2013
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM


People with autism have the same rights as all other citizens and an ability to contribute positively to their community. Employment provides a sustainable avenue that not only empowers people with autism, but also has a profound effect on their families, carers and the wider community. In this presentation, we will explore the theoretical underpinnings and prevailing contemporary thinking on supporting people with disability to achieve their potential. From a history paternalism and welfare, the international context has shifted in recent years to adopt a more rights based approach guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. With this shift has come an increased focus on employment options for people with disability – from open mainstream employment to supported employment options. Drawing on the Australian experience and in particular the range of successful social enterprises established by Lifestyle Solutions, we will discuss not only the research but also the practical approaches and personal stories on how employment can profoundly empower not only individuals but entire communities and countries.


Emily Caska is the Executive Officer at Lifestyle Solutions, an Australian non-government organization that provides a range of services to people with disability, children and youth across Australia including a number of successful social enterprises. In 2011, Lifestyle Solutions established in the Philippines a rolling store social enterprise project in Candelaria, Zambales. Emily has worked in the disability sector for over 12 years, blending professional career with her personal experience in having a sister with intellectual disability. Emily has worked in a variety of roles, including frontline service delivery through to research, policy development and strategy, providing advice to State and Federal Government Ministers on disability reform and investment. Emily is passionate about ensuring people with disability, their families and carers are given every opportunity to reach their potential as equal and valued citizens. Emily studied at the University of Sydney, completing a Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences and a Master of International Politics.


For more information, please contact us at (632) 926 69 41 / (632) 929 84 47 or email us autismphils@gmail.com.

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