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.

19 July 2014

Disability: A Rights Based Approach Seminar

A joint project of ASP UP CAMP and Pasay Chapter, this human rights based seminar conducted last 05 July 2014 at Pasay SPED Center, was well-attended with various participants ranging from ASP members, students of medical allied courses, SPED teachers and even students with autism including Ian Lopez from UP Los BaƱos with mom Catherine Lopez, ASP Laguna Chapter President.

Mr. Ranilo Sorongon leads seminar on A Rights Based Approach Seminar

The set-up of the venue allows the speaker, Mr. Ranilo Sorongon, to easily approach each participant and individually asked their opinions on certain topics and situations being discussed which makes for very lively discussions. It keeps the exchanging of ideas free-flowing making the topics easily understood and not boring. Overall, the seminar was a success and a learning experience for us as a member of the working committee and we are looking forward as we prepare for an upcoming collaboration with UP Camp Manila for another seminar this August.

About the Author: Hilda Cristobal is blessed with four children and one grandson. Her youngest son Jared Kevin, now 19 years old, lives with autism. This BS Criminology graduate serves many non-profit organizations. Since 2008, she is the treasurer of Ladies Circle 185, which aims to establish camaraderie and to empower women in the communities in Pasay. Hilda serves as ASP Pasay Chapter President.


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