ASP Lagro Chapter celebrated summer on 1 May 2014 with a unique family day. We had our first FSG, our very first Sibs Camp and our very first CWA Camp, all in one day! It was a well-attended event.
The FSG was facilitated by Mr. Ranil Sorongon, former ASP Executive Director and now APCD’s resident autism expert. The Siblings Camp was facilitated by Teacher My Sorongon, with the special assistance of Ms. Cathy Genovia, and my daughter Leslie Abigail. The CWA's on the other hand were led by Teacher Irene Pranada Lee and Teacher Rachelle Amahit, both of Lagro Elementary School SPED.
The three activities were done simultaneously at the Narra Pavilion of the La Mesa Eco Park in Fairview, Quezon City. Activities started at around 8am and ended at 1pm, leaving the families enough time to enjoy the rest of the day with bonding activities.
With a simple venue and potluck lunch, we proved that it does not take a lot of resources for families living with autism to come together as a strong, united community -- bound in the shared hopes. It was a good, fresh start for the Chapter and everybody went home happy!
This article is the contribution of Marieta Tan, ASP Lagro Chapter President.