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.

16 February 2014

ASP takes part in “No Speed Limit”

The ASP Family were among the early birds who flocked to the Ateneo Blue Eagle Gym for the Ateneo Special Education Society’s “No Speed Limit” -- the organization’s annual fundraiser -- last 9 February 2014, as early as 5am.

The run attracted 1,300 participants -- including ASP leaders and their loved ones. ASP Trustee Peng So completed the 3k run with her CWA Patrick only a pace or two ahead. ASP Trustee Grace Adviento also completed the 3k run; while triathlete hubby Glen Adviento finished the 21k. Even the father of ASP Admin Manager Ida Blasco ran the 10k, in support of the event! ASP Trustee and Marikina Chapter President Alex Cabason made an appearance with the whole family, as they were part of the organizing committee.

PWAs and family during the run

ASP Mona Veluz spoke briefly on stage about ASP’s advocacy; while CWA Carl Veluz was busy assisting the ASP Secretariat at the ASP booth, strategically near the start / finish line. The ASP Booth offered token prizes to runners who tried our “Color Sorting Challenge” -- a skill, some may say, individuals on the spectrum would excel at. Everyone enjoyed the game regardless!

The Autism Society Philippines was joined on the fairgrounds by the Special Olympics, Cerebral Palsied Association of the Philippines, KAISAKA Inc., among other disability groups. The runners who completed the course surely felt the satisfaction of ”helping out while working out.”


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