ASP is launching Project Gourm-A [pronounced gur-'may], a program which aims to showcase skills of individuals on the spectrum in the restaurant industry -- from cooks, to waiters, from back office staff to entertainers. We partnered with Open Hands School of Applied Arts and Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe to bring the public a dining experience with a difference, featuring adults with autism.
The first Project Gourm-A dinner will happen on May 9, Saturday, 7pm at the Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe, 25 Roces Avenue in Quezon City. The three-course dinner will be designed by Chef Waya Araos-Wijangco. Limited tickets are available for P1,000 at the ASP Office or via the link below. Proceeds from the dinner will help fund the programs and services for families who live with autism, at the ASP National Autism Resource Center, poised to open in July 2015 in Quezon City.
The Autism Society Philippines, through its A-OK Philippines program, aims to build an autism-inclusive society by working with government, businesses and schools to create institutional mechanism that inspire autism-friendly spaces, compassionate workplaces, more professionals on the spectrum and livelihood opportunities for PWAs and their families.