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.

11 March 2016

ASP Trece Martires holds a seminar at Brgy. Inocencio

“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities” ― Stephen R. Covey

It was a great opportunity for the ASP Trece Martires Chapter to conduct a community seminar about “Community Awareness Towards Children with Special Needs” at Brgy. Inocencio Trece Martires City last 9 March 2016 from 8am -3pm. With the support of the DSWD and Community officials of Brgy. Inocencio Trece Martires City, the event met is desire to inform the community of various intellectual and developmental disabilities and what parents should do.

ASP National President Mona Magno-Veluz briefly welcomed the participants to community event. The other guest speakers were Dr. Julio Estorninos, the SPED Director who talked about “Early Intervention”; Mrs. Lucinda Agrava, DSWD Focal Person who shared her knowledge about “Rights and Benefits of Children with Special Needs”; and Mrs. Janet Pena, ASP National Trustee and Dasmarinas Chapter President who shared the significance of the “Opportunities for Children with Special Needs”. The speakers gifted the audience with knowledge and awareness on invisible disabilities.



About the contributor: Nordita M. Eva is a 3rd year SPED student of Trece Martires City College, ASP Trece Martires Chapter President and mother of a 17 year old boy who has autism.

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