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.

07 October 2019

The National Autism Consciousness Week 2020

The image shows kinds of green designs with a Philippine sun shown at the left.
The 24th NACW Digital Poster
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 to be held from 20 to 26 January 2020. This annual observance was made possible by President Fidel Ramos' Proclamation 711 of 1996 – in inspiring acceptance, accommodation and appreciation of persons on the autism spectrum in society. The activities of the week promote action by the public and private sectors towards enabling persons on the autism spectrum 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!

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.

Event details below include links to resources that may be helpful for the public's full participation in this national commemoration. #AngelsWalk2020 #NACW2020 #AutismOKPH #AutismOKASEAN AutismOKWorld

NACW 2020 Gameplan:
NACW 2020 Calendar:

The absence of the puzzle imagery in our materials is deliberate. The Autism Society Philippines does not support the use of the puzzle icon to represent autism, as persons on the spectrum should neither be illustrated as "mind-boggling" nor "incomplete."
Editable NACW Banner 2x6:
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20-26 January 2020
Press Conference: National Autism Consciousness Week
Details: 19 January 2020, Sun, 1300H, Quezon City

1Bansa, 1Pangako
20 January 2020, Mon, 0800H | Nationwide
Participating Agencies: COMELEC Nationwide

The Autism Society Philippines invites the country -- government agencies, businesses, schools and other institutions -- to spark the conversation on autism inclusion, by making the 1Pangako oath during the Monday morning flag ceremony. The toolkit can be downloaded from: Groups are encouraged to post materials on their social media accounts with the abovementioned hashtags.

Sensitivity Training for Government Frontliners
20 January 2010, Mon, 1000H-1200H | Quezon City Public Library | By Invitation/Sign-Up
Organized by: ASP, Quezon City Public Library

The seminar to be delivered by persons on the spectrum aims to equip government frontliners with basic skills in dealing with citizens on the autism spectrum. For details, contact:

Workshop for First-Time Voters on the Spectrum
23 January 2020, Wed, TBC | Manila City | By Invitation/Sign-Up
Organized by: ASP, Commission on Elections

First time voters with autism and intellectual disabilities are invited to participate in a workshop discussing voting procedures and simulating the voting process (complete with machines and forms. This is a unique opportunity to discover ways to improve and facilitate the voting experience for those who may have sensory or cognitive challenges.

ASP Autism Works Open House
24 January 2020, Thu, 0900H-1500H | Legend Villas, Mandaluyong City | Open
Organized by: ASP, Leonard Cheshire Disability Philippines Foundation

Adults on the autism spectrum are invited for job-readiness assessment, interviews at the ASP Autism Works Open House. The ASP Autism Works program creates genuine, sustainable economic empowerment opportunities in compassionate workplaces nationwide. First launched in 2016 as an employment initiative, ASP's CBR-inspired model empowers PWAs and their families towards success at work and guides the enterprise towards a sustainable process of assimilating persons with autism into the workforce.

Angels Walk for Autism 2020
26 January 2020, Sunday, 0630H | Pasay City | Public Event
Organized by: ASP, SM Cares, MOA Arena, SM MOA, National Council on Disability Affairs, ASEAN Autism Network, Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability, Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Since it began in 2007, the walk continues to advocate for acceptance, accommodation and appreciation of Filipinos with autism towards an Autism-OK Philippines. This year’s Angels Walk for Autism celebrates our nation's strong familial bonds that have pushed our advocacy from the boundaries of our nation, to the communities of the ASEAN and the world!

The event marks the launch of ASP AUthletics -- ASP’s wellness and athlete development program for individuals on the spectrum. After the walk, athletes on the spectrum will congregate at the SM MOA Music Hall for a Takkyu Volley Tournament. (Takkyu Volley Video:

Downloadable Poster:

ASP AUthletics Tournament
26 January 2020, Saturday, 1300H | Pasay City | By sign-up
Organized by: ASP, SM Cares, MOA Arena, SM MOA

The Autism Society Philippines AUthletics is envisioned as a nationwide initiative on 1) wellness through movement; and 2) competitive athlete development for individuals on the autism spectrum. The program will promote well-being, friendship, and achievement; as well as will inspire genuine acceptance, accommodation and appreciation in an Autism-OK Philippines. Sign up here:

20-26 January 2020
Benguet: Baguio
For details, contact:
--Autism Seminar. 22 Jan 2020, Wed.
--Colors of "A" Spectrum Exhibit. 22-23 Jan 2020, Baguio City Hall.

Cebu: Cebu City
For details, contact:
--Angels Walk for Autism Cebu. 26 Jan 2020, Sun, 0900H. Venue: SM City Cebu.
--Adaptation for Children on the Spectrum: Grocery Shopping. 26 Jan 2020, Sun, 1100H. Venue: SM City Cebu.
--Seminar on Applied Behavior Analysis. 28 Jan 2020, Tue, 1300H.
--Adaptation for Children on the Spectrum: Hair Cut, Restaurant. 29 Jan 2020, Wed, 1000H.
--NACW Cebu Closing Ceremonies. 31 Jan 2020, Fri, TBD. Venue: ???.

Davao del Sur: Davao City
--Angels Walk for Autism Davao. 26 Jan 2020, Sat, 1300H. Venue: SM City Ecoland. Details:

Iloilo: Iloilo City
For details, contact:
--Angels Walk for Autism Iloilo. 01 Feb 2020, Sat, 1330H. Venue: SM City Iloilo.

Leyte: Tacloban
--Angels Walk for Autism Tacloban. 26 Jan 2020, Sun. Venue: Robinsons North Abucay.

Negros Occidental: Bacolod City
For details, contact:
--Angels Walk for Autism Bacolod. 26 Jan 2020, Sun. Venue: SM City Bacolod.

Quezon: Lucena
--Angels Walk for Autism Lucena. 26 Jan 2020, Sun. Venue: SM City Lucena.

Zambales: Olongapo
--Angels Walk for Autism Olongapo. 26 Jan 2020, Sun. Venue: SM Central.

Zambales: Subic
For details, contact:
--Angels Take Flight. Venue: First Aviation Academy. First Aviation Academy will open their flight operations facilities to children and adults on the spectrum to experience being pilots for a day, using high-technology flight simulators. Organized by: ASP, First Aviation Academy.


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