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.

10 February 2015

Understanding Autism Seminar in Mati City

The Presidential Commission on Urban Poor, the City Government of Mati, Davao Oriental, the City of Mati Social Welfare Office, the Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office Mati City and DepEd Mati City hosted a seminar on Understanding Autism. The event was attended by 150 participants, mostly day care teachers from the 26 barangay’s of Mati City, Davao Oriental.

Mr. Alex Cabason during his talk at Mati City

The seminar helped participants understand the condition, as the many ways the community -- government, parents, educators and other stakeholders -- can help make the lives of persons with autism richer. The role of the LGU, through its PDAO was highlighted. A follow up activity called "Handling Children with Special Needs at Home and in School" in May 2015 is in planning.

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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