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.

14 May 2014

A Memorable ASP Family Support Group

The Autism Society Philippine National Office, in keeping with our year-long celebration of our 25th founding anniversary, held a family support session with Marinette Aglipay last 22 March 2014 at the Quality Life Discoveries Center in Quezon City.

Marinette Yan Aglipay was among the 11 founding mothers, back in 1989, of the Foundation for Autistic Children and Adults of the Philippines -- the precursor of what is now known as the Autism Society Philippines. She is the better half of retired Gen. Edgardo Aglipay, the former chief of the PNP. Her daughter Emmeline Aglipay serves as the DIWA partylist representative in Congress.

Family Support Group participants with Ms. Mawie Aglipay

ASP’s monthly family support group sessions bring together parents, siblings and other family members to talk about their journey in living with autism. For this sessions, the 19 participants shared their life experiences -- both happy and challenging -- and drew enlightenment and strength from others who are going through the same challenges.

This FSG was particularly memorable because of the diversity of the attendees. We had 2 founding mothers, 3 current board trustees, 4 chapter presidents, 4 fathers, 3 couples. 3 grandmothers and 1 sibling.

We look forward to another record breaking FSG this month!


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