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.

06 March 2013

PVI Volunteers getting ready for the summer camp


By Cath Genovia, ASP Program Assistant and PVI Volunteer Batch 2004

Teacher My Sorongon and Chair Emeritus, Dang Koe gave a lecture to 65 aspiring and seasoned volunteers of Pagkakaisa Volunteers Inc. (PVI) last February 10 and March 3 respectively. The said participants also gave their 1Pangako Pledge as a support for ASP’s campaign to stop the use of the word “autistic” in a derogatory way.

PVI Foundation Inc. is a non-stock non-profit organization, composed of volunteer students and professionals committed to the welfare and development of children with special needs: children who are intellectually and physically challenged; children with Autism or with Down Syndrome; street children, and the abandoned from different government and private institutions, special schools and private homes. PVI members are actively and regularly volunteers in ASP’s special events.

Aspiring PVI volunteers are required to attend a Training Series to help them face the challenges of dealing with different kinds of children with special needs (like autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, deafness and others with disabilities). Volunteers will serve as counselors or the campers' ate's and kuya's during the yearly camp.

The PVI Volunteers will be holding their 35th Kamp Pagkakaisa in Alfonso Cavite headed by its Kamp Director, Kuya Pio Fortuno Jr. ASP Alfonso Cavite Chapter President, Ms. Jeanette Vidallon partnered with Kuya Ron San Agustin, PVI Volunteer, will be this year’s Local Kamp Coordinators. The PVI family is also thankful for all the support of ASP National President, Mary Janette Peña, ASP Cavite Chapters and Executive Director, Ranil Sorongon.

My Sorongon, ASP EDEIP (Early Detection and Early Intervention Program) Trainer and PVI’s favorite speaker on autism made an exclusively template for PVI. Patterning after ASP’s Mall Orientation format, “Handling special customers” thus for PVI, its “Understanding your CWAs (Campers with Autism)”.

Aspiring Volunteers who will be future leaders have the opportunity to hear from the expert as she talked about Leadership, Ms. Dang Koe who led ASP for three terms as the National President and now as the first and only Chair Emeritus of ASP.

The group also invited speakers from the different Parent Organization Group like Atty. Rey Reyes Jr. of DSAPI and Mr. Pong Tee of ADHD, also professional and expert speakers from their field and a member of ASP like Teacher Landa Bautista, Teacher Randy Tallorin, Teacher Mark Anthony Padil and Dr. Ferdiliza Garcia.

ASP Angels Abby Mendoza, Cricel Elises and yours truly are all active volunteers of PVI and will be this year’s Kamp Treasurer, Kamp Secretary and Activity Coordinator respectively.

Click links below to view the pictures during the trainings.
For 2nd Training
For 3rd Training
For 4th Training

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