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.

09 May 2018

The ASEAN Autism Games 2018 is on!

The Autism Society Philippines is preparing for the country's participation at the ASEAN Autism Games 2018! Organized by the ASEAN Autism Network and the Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability, this year's event comes in the wake of other successful regional friendship games.

In January 2016, autism advocates from ASEAN countries congregated in the University of the Philippines campus in Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines for the First ASEAN Autism Friendship Games, led by the Autism Society Philippines. In December 2016, the Myanmar Autism Association quarterbacked a milestone sporting event for their country -- the first exclusively for persons with autism -- at the Myanmar Paralympic Sports Center in Yangon, Myanmar. In October 2017, the Association of Parents of Thai Persons with Autism welcomed 800 participants -- the biggest number, so far -- for the Third ASEAN Autism Games, dubbed Disability-Inclusive Sports for Tomorrow in Bangkok, Thailand.

Participation in international sporting events breeds mutual understanding and friendship between athletes of autism, their parents and other supporters from all over the region through innovative autism-friendly recreation, leisure and sports activities.

The ASEAN Autism Games event will be held on date 20-21 October 2018. The Venue is Gelanggang Olah Raga Sumantri Brojonegoro in the area Kuningan, Central Jakarta, Indonesia. This year, the skills and talents of persons with autism will be positively promoted in track and field, swimming, Dodgebee, and traditional Indonesian games.

We would like to invite athletes who meet the following criteria to apply to be a member of the Philippine delegation.

... is an ASP member (can be completed before August 2018)
... with a formal autism diagnosis, verbal or non-verbal
... is in good physical health
... is 18 years old and above

Confirmed participants will be invited for assessments and practices. All expenses related to travel will be shouldered by the athlete and his/her family. We estimate all expenses per person to fall between USD 300 and USD 500. All athletes must travel with at least one parent.

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