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.

29 April 2017

ASP Family Support Group for May 2017

ASPs monthly family support group sessions bring together parents, siblings and other family members to talk about their journey in living with autism. Participants share their experiences and draw enlightenment and strength from others going through the same challenges. We welcome members and non-members to this intimate gathering. New ASP members are encouraged to join.

The image shows a mother Ms. Chrissy Roa and her son Fedi with autism. Fedi wears a yellow collared shirt and has short hair. Ms. Chrissy wears a brown polka dotted blouse and her hair is tied into ponytail.
Mommy Chrissy with Fedi

Christine Marianne Roa or Mommy Chrissy is a hands-on mom to Fedi who is now a 22 years old, adult with autism. Chrissy, as she was fondly called, ventured into early education and special needs to understand her son’s condition and help him better. This led to putting up South Kids International School, where she pioneered mainstream education for individuals with special needs from which Fedi was one of the first batch of graduates from Grade School.

In 2004, she published one of only two local books on Autism. “Federic’s Flight, The Triumphant Travels of a Child with Autism,” chronicled a true-to-life account of how Fedi successfully overcame the challenges of Autism and gives optimistic advice on the potential of a bright future.

To date, she continues to pursue her autism advocacy by sharing her son’s story, helping and inspiring families not to lose hope and take part in pushing for an autism-friendly Philippines. Fedi graduated from mainstream High School in New Era University, finished a 2-year special Culinary Course at Open Hand School for Applied Arts and currently works as an intern in Puzzle Gourmet Store and CafĂ© in Blue Ridge, Quezon City.

Date: May 20, Saturday
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Venue: Autism Society Philippines National Headquarters
Address: #9 11th Jamboree Street cor. Sct. Fuentabella, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Kamuning, Quezon City

Sign up for the Family Support Group via the on-line form below or call 7-903-5496. Only 15 seats are available.


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