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 June 2013

Nick Vujicic Live at SM Mall of Asia



Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) can live productive lives and can be inspirations to those with and without disabilities. Nick Vujicic, a Serbian Australian evangelist and motivational speaker, is one of those unique individuals. Nick was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs.

More than a thousand Filipinos with disabilities, PWD leaders, parents of children with disabilities, services providers and other supporters of the disability sector were given an opportunity see and hear Nick’s testimony of his journey as a person with disability -- how he transcended his disability and focus on his ability to become a writer of two best selling books, and an inspirational speaker visiting countries around the world to bring a message of hope and acceptance of all people.

“You may be surprised that it’s not the government who first supported me. It was a non-government organization in Australia who helped me,” Nick shared with a smile on his face. Nick also acknowledged the vital role of parents and service providers in the lives of PWDs.

Autism Society Philippines was represented by more than 100 contingents coming from the National Office and from its chapters. The delegates wearing green shirts were headed by no less than its President Ms. Mary Janette Peña, immediate past President Grace Adviento and Executive Director Ranil Sorongon.

ASP thanks the efforts of the SM Cares Programs on Disability Affairs headed by Engr. Bien Mateo -- whose purposeful leadership made event last 20 May 2013 at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia possible.

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