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.

01 March 2014

ASP Ormoc Chapter I leads 3rd Angels Walk

Hundreds of parents, teacher, advocates and children flock to the city stage plaza for this year’s 3rd Angels Walk as its culminating activity in celebration of the National Autism Consciousness Week. Said event was spearheaded by the ASP Ormoc Chapter 1 president Engr. Generoso P. Managbanag in coordination with Ormoc City SPED Center faculty and staff. ASP Ormoc chapter faculty and staff. ASP Ormoc chapter district also joined in the walk.



Highlight of the celebration were the Drawing contest dubbed as “Colors of Autism” participated by all CWAS who were all smiles the whole day as they look at their artworks displayed for public viewing. Thier happiness could not be contained especially when they received their cash prizes as their parents and guardians watched beaming with utmost gladness. There was also a Jingle Singing Contest by the gifted/talented pupils of Ormoc Sped as their way of showing their empathy to the CWA’s. The topic of the Jingle contest was based on this year’s theme “Katuparan ng Karapatan ng mga Pilipinong may Autism: Isulong Mo, Ngayon Na!“. Various dance and song presentations by our children with special needs were showcase during the program to the delight of the audience.

The annual walk was participated in by numerous college institutions and companies such as Ormoc Credit Cooperative Inc. (OCCI), Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU), Western Leyte College, Saint Peters College, Sto. Nino College, STI College of Ormoc, St. Augustine Montessori School, ABLE Buddies & Therapy Center and our strong and dynamic partner in Special Education, DSWD of the Local Government of Ormoc.

There were also professional advocates who took part in their pledge of commitment to continue in supporting ASP in all our advocacy campaigns, programs and projects. Mrs. Arlene Sia and Mrs. Milagros Villamor of OCSC; respectively: 2013 Regional Outstanding SPED Teachers further dedicated their awards to bring out the best in the life of a child with autism.

Mr. Managbanag in his closing message extended his heartfelt gratitude to all parents whose unwavering love and devotion to their children especially those with special learning needs never faltered.

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