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.

14 January 2019

National Autism Consciousness Week 2019

The image shows many participants attending Angels Walk 2016 in Mall of Asia Arena.
Angels Walk for Autism 2016, MOA Arena

Autism is a lifelong developmental exceptionality, which may challenge an individual’s ability to communicate, socialize and adapt to the world around him. One in 100 Filipinos are on the autism spectrum, translating to approximately 1.2 million of our countrymen living with autism today.

The Autism Society Philippines is one with the nation in celebrating the Philippine National Autism Consciousness Week (NACW) to be held from 20 to 26 January 2019. This annual observance was made possible by President Fidel Ramos' Proclamation 711 of 1996 – in inspiring acceptance, accommodation and appreciation of persons with autism (PWAs) in society. The activities of the week promote action by the public and private sectors towards enabling PWAs to live with dignity, enjoy equal rights and access, function independently and contribute productively. We would like society to strive beyond “awareness” and to inspire genuine inclusion -- through acceptance, accommodation and appreciation!

"Pagtuon: Tugon sa mga Pilipinong May 'K' dulot ng Autismo" celebrates PWAs #Kakayahan #Kagalingan #Kakanyahan #Katalinuhan #Kapansanan. We hope to inspire awareness, acceptance, accommodation and appreciation of autism in all sectors of society. Public and private institutions are encouraged to spearhead creative activities, events and programs, towards building opportunities for our neurodiverse population. We recognize that to effect the changes we need, we must work together.

Calendar of Activities

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Calendar of Activites -- or see below.


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