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.

29 May 2014

ASP Marikina Taekwondo and Yoga Classes

ASP Marikina Valley Chapter sponsored taekwondo and yoga classes for special kids and parent members this summer.

Taekwondo Class

The taekwondo lessons were spearheaded by Atty. Marian Aningat, an ASP Marikina chapter member who happens to be a black belter of the sport. She was ably assisted by her brother who is also a taekwondo enthusiast. Mr. Alex Cabason, Jr, ASP Marikina President coordinated with Barangay Captain Manuel Sarmiento for the use of of the Barangay Jesus dela Pena Multi-Purpose Center, as the venue of the three days taekwondo sessions which started on April 6, then on April 12 and ended on April 13.

The yoga sessions were made possible thru the efforts of Ms. Maya Ignacio, ASP Treasurer. She coordinated with Ms. Winkey Sanchez, a certified Yoga instructor and a mother of a 15 year old boy on the spectrum. The venue for the yoga sessions was at the Young Genius Learning Center, located at Marikina Heights, Marikina City; and was attended by around 15 ASP Marikina members. The activity made everyone perspire; but it was still enjoyable.

The families of ASP Marikina are looking forward to a “swimming” get-together to end the summer.

About the author: Alejandro S. Cabason Jr. is a graduate of AB Political Science from the University of the East Manila and of MA in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines Diliman. This public servant, church worker and a motivational speaker is happily married with four children. His youngest child, Victor Lorenzo or Vinz is on the spectrum. An ardent advocate of autism education since 2002, he is the President of ASP Marikina Valley Chapter.


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