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.

05 October 2017

Laser tag with the Autism Works Gang

Autism works, autism plays - that motto rings true for ASP's Autism Works Barkada. All young people with autism need meaningful work, as well as opportunities for recreation and for making friends.

On 24 September 2017, 10 young adults in the Autism Works program, from 5 different business enterprises, came together for a friendly game of Laser Tag at Laser Maxx in Eton Centris. Reinforced by some fun loving siblings, the group suited up, divided into two teams and had a blast (literally) in the game zone.

Parents we're initially concerned about their kids with a history of sensory issues. While sensitivities must have come into play, no one felt distressed about the neon lights, the dark interior and the dramatic music that was designed to heighten the sense of competition.  Observers could hear nothing but cheer and joyful banter, as the game progressed.

The players emerged from the dark play zone, after 15 minutes, sweaty and euphoric. The group then proceeded to a nearby restaurant for some well deserved post-battle nourishment. The barkada bash was topped off by a round of ice cream before heading home.


The Autism Society Philippines' Autism Works career placement initiative aims to build an autism-inclusive society, by creating genuine employment opportunities in compassionate workplaces for adults with autism. ASP's CBR-inspired employment model empowers PWAs and their families towards success at work, through careful profiling of candidates, customized job matching, job coaching training and partnership with respected transition specialists and employers. ASP cordially invites job-ready persons with autism to explore employment possibilities by sending their resume to autismphils@gmail.com.

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