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.

20 May 2013

ASP takes UNCRC to Malate

The Autism Society Philippines, conducted a lecture on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in partnership with KAISA KA CBR and ASP UP CAMP Manila chapter at the parish out reach center of the Our Lady of Remedios Parish in Malate, Manila last April, as part of its project on Educating Children with Disabilities of Their Rights Using the Digital Talking Books.

Mr. Ranilo Sorongon speaking during UNCRC

Jeannifer Villanueva, KAISA Ka Head and Beth Udquin, the president of ASP UP CAMP Manila chapter helped facilitate the lecture attended by 47 persons with disabilities, parents of children, siblings, students and caregivers, from the two organizations. Despite the heat, all were very attentive and engaged with the lecturer, ASP Executive Director Ranil Sorongon.

The talk provided practical insights on how the UNCRC can be used as an advocacy tool to realize the rights of children with disabilities. The lecture also provided some tips on how the provisions of the convention can be practiced in day-to-day living.


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