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.

07 April 2018

WeeComm takes a big step towards inclusion

Wee Community Developers Inc. is the premier developer of commercial projects in Metro Manila and several provincial locations. Their management team is composed of young and idealistic developers who still believe that development should not be profit but by client satisfaction. They have also taken the non-traditional path by committing to a disability inclusive workplace.

Mr. Cesar Wee, Chief Executive Officer of Wee Community Developers, met with ASP National President Mona Magno-Veluz in February 2018 to discuss his aspirations to enrich their company's workforce with neuro-diverse contributors. He has heard about the success of the Autism Works program; and wanted to leverage on the organization's experience across several industries. With support from the highest level, the recruitment process for the perfect candidate to fill an open role began.

Within two months, the job offer was made to JB Tiamson, an articulate Business major from La Salle College Antipolo, with a keen eye for details. He made an impression on his interviewers because he asked the right questions and passed the trade tests with flying colors.  He signed on as a full-time employee, assigned to the Finance and Administration Group. With this hire, the doors to the real estate industry opened for Autism Works!

In commemoration of World Autism Acceptance Month, a formal MOU signing happened at the WeeComm headquarters in San Juan, Metro Manila on 6 April 2018, attended by the company's top management. The partnership outlines each party's commitment to providing ample education and support towards the successful assimilation of persons with autism in the company.

The MOU signing was followed by a sensitivity training for the leadership team and the Documentation Department where JB will be assigned. The team gamely wore "ASP green", cementing our shared advocacy towards genuine autism acceptance, accommodation and appreciation in the workplace.

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