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.

01 May 2016

Searching for an outstanding young self-advocate with autism

The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) in partnership with UNICEF-Philippines will be conducting the 3rd Philippine National Children’s Conference (PNCC) on 17-20 May 2016 in Metro Manila. The PNCC is expected to be participated in by children aged 10-17 and serves as a venue for children to have an appreciation of current and emerging issues affecting them. The PNCC is also a platform for children’s consultation on how they can be actively engaged by government in addressing the issues identified. As in the past, CWC ensures that the PNCC is facilitated by CWC trained children facilitators.

In addition, the conduct of the 3rd PNCC is an in-country process for the Philippines’ participation to the Fourth ASEAN Children’s Forum (ACF) to be hosted by Vietnam on 19-24 June 2016. The Philippines’ children delegates to the ACF will be selected from among the participants of the PNCC.

All travel and accommodation costs for the child and the companion for both events will be shouldered by the Philippine government.

The Autism Society Philippines is in search of a bright young self-advocate with autism who is between 10-17 years old, visible and engaged in ASP or in other community groups, knowledgeable on children’s issues in the community & children with autism, and can articulate ideas and opinions. A parent or family member must be an ASP member in good standing.

Parents should send an email to autismphils@gmail.com with the subject "PHILIPPINE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S CONFERENCE | Name of Child" the following details BEFORE MAY 11:

1) child's name and birthday
2) parent's name and contact number
3) why the child would make a good representative for Filipino children with autism.

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