The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

08 February 2015

Autism Orientation for the Presidential Commision on Urban Poor

Regional and City Area Managers of Presidential Commission on Urban Poor had a 3-day orientation about autism and other neuro developmental disorders at Elizabeth Hotel in Cebu City last 3-5 February 2015. It was attended by Hernani B. Panganiban (PCUP Chairman), Joy Jarabelo, Ric Domingo and Conrad Sillada (PCUP Commissioners), Ms. Chloe O. MaƱosa (Chief- Visayas Operations) and the PCUP Visayas staff.


The orientation made possible the discussion on the issues and concerns of the persons with autism as well as the rights and privileges of PWDs. Area managers were tasked to incorporate PWD advocacy in their work plans, specifically to advocate for the creation of PDAOs in every LGU, and to include the representation of PWA parents in PDAO offices.

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About the contributor. Alejandro S. Cabason Jr. serves as Vice President of the Autism Society Philippines. Alex 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 served as the President of ASP Marikina Valley Chapter.

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