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.

20 June 2014

ASP Naga hosted "Handle with Care" Seminar

The Autism Society Philippines Naga City Chapter hosted a free seminar last May 30, 2014 entitled “Handle with Care: Seminar and Training on Disaster Preparedness” and a free intellectual disability screening at the Public Safety Office, City Hall Compound in Naga City. The event was attended by 170 teachers, parents of PWA’s, local government employees and some professionals in various fields.

Alex Cabason presents Handle with Care

This seminar was headed by ASP Naga President Santos Braga, in partnered with Mr. Cris Molin, Head of Naga City PDAO, Ms. Edna San Jose, Principal of Naga City Sped Center, Marie Chris Palafox-Pascua and Ms. Kate Vela of Communicare, and Mr. Alex Cabason, Jr., Program Manager for PWDs of the Presidential Commission on Urban Poor and Trustee of Autism Society Philippines.

Mr. Ernesto Elcamil of Naga City NDRRMC spoke on “Training for Disaster Preparedness for PWD’s,” Ms. Karen Kate Vela, OTRP on “Occupational / Physical Therapy for Children with Autism,” Ms. Marie Chris Palafox-Pascua on “Speech-Language Therapy” and Mr. Cabason on “Rights and Privileges of PWD’s and Categorization of Disabilities, Issues and Concerns.” After the event, a short meeting was held to discuss joint activity for the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week for Naga City to be headed by Naga City PDAO.

Mayor John G. Bongat of Naga City congratulated the organizers and the participants. He further stresses Naga City’s commitments to PWD’s.

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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