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.

09 January 2019

AUmbitious: PWA Empowerment Forum

The Autism Society Philippines Self-Advocacy Circle was formed in 2018 to bring the voices of persons with autism together, as a positive force of change in Philippine society. The group is composed of autism self-advocate members of the ASP and is led by:

Mr. Ian Lopez - President
Mr. Carl Veluz - Vice President, External
Mr. Paul Matthew Somera - Vice President, Internal
Ms. Pia CabaƱero - Vice President, Communications

The image shows differnt kinds of color green background with a collage of PWAs.
AUmbitious PWA Empowerment Forum digital poster

In commemoration of the National Autism Consciousness Week, the group is holding it's maiden event, AUmbitious PWA Empowerment Forum -- one where ASP autism self-advocates share their journeys and their needs, for themselves and for those who do not have a voice. This is the first of a series of fora, designed to inspire sharing of experiences, thoughtful exchange and PWA-led recommendations that will impact public policy for the improvement of the lives of persons with autism.

This event is warmly supported by the Autism Society Philippines, King’s Court and the Leonard Cheshire Disability Foundation.

The event program can be found at
Registration form can be found below or via

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We still need volunteers to write about their journeys as persons with autism, maximum 500 words, answering the questions:

1) What were your earlier challenges? What and who helped you improve?
2) What do you want to accomplish for your future?
3) What do you want the society to do to help you?

Speak from the heart. Be genuine. Do not brag. Tagalog or English is okay.

The top contributions will be invited to read their entry at the AUmbitious event. Please email in a Word document to on or before 19 January 2019. All contributions will be published in the ASP blog, all througout 2019.


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