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.

14 February 2013

A Succession of Outpouring support on the island of Catanduanes 17th NACW

By Ms. Fatima D. Kozma
Chapter Vice President

The Chapter began it’s 17th National Autism Consciousness Week as scheduled, With a Thanksgiving Mass at the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral, in Virac, 20th January. Five days later, the Educational Tour for the CWA followed on the 25th January. They braised the tour, at the wee hour of 6 am, for the Airport before the Cebu Pacific plane’s arrival. From the airport, the group passed through the Catanduanes State University campus, then headed to the Sunrise Saver Supermarket, followed by Reyes Hair Salon, Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral, and last the Fiat Orphanage Home. These institutions and companies provided such a warm and welcoming hospitality, making the trip quite merry and fun.

With a bit of energy to burn the following morning, a handful of members, Marjorie Cantollas, Fatima Kozma, Genevieve Laynes, Veitrez Abella, Ma. Tess Arcilla, Christianne Bryanne Camacho and Jeniffer Torres; their friends and family; and JMAMES (Juan M. Alberto Memorial Elementary School) teacher Mrs. Lisa Molod and her staffs continued the celebration with the Angel’s Walk. The participants merged at the downtown fountain of Virac, before 6 am for registration. In less than 20 minutes, the walk from the fountain commenced at the Rizal Plaza. Refreshments, a short program and raffle draw awaited the participants. A brief prayer, Welcome introduction, a few words from the facilitators and representative, from the Mayor’s office, Mr. Winnie Tabor, culminated the Walk’s activity. However, the last word, rhythm and glee was left for Jollibee, when he joined the group a second time around, to greet, meet and dance for the children.

Without a doubt, the events for the week came to a close successfully. Support on the campaign, promoting awareness and acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorder continues, just as the partnership with the various LGU’s, Local businesses and private individuals.


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