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 August 2020

A stronger, united ASP Manila is formed

On the 10th year anniversary of the Autism Society Philippines' presence in Manila City, the Board of Trustees has approved the merging of ASP UP-CAMP (established in 2009) and ASP Sta. Cruz, Manila (established in 2017) into a stronger, united ASP Manila. The official chapter leadership is composed of Jennette F. Rodriguez (President), Marjorie G. Bartolome (Vice President), Elizabeth B. Udquin (Secretary), Ma. Victoria C. Bernardo (Treasurer) and Rose Anne H. Caballero (Auditor) -- supported by Eugenio M. Guerrero, Rowena dela Rosa, Agnes O. Buico.

The image shows the exterior of Manila City Hall Clock Tower.
Manila City Hall

The integration is expected to facilitate the management of the growing membership base in the nation's capital and to have a stronger autism parent advocate representation with the local government. ASP Manila's priority will be on the improved engagement with the Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office of the City of Manila, for the benefit of persons on the autism spectrum and the families who care for them. ASP Manila is also expected to continue to grow our circle of supporters, through partnerships with universities and companies towards relevant programs that support our advocacy to build an Autism-OK Philippines.

About the author: Jennette F. Rodriguez is a mother of 16 years old boy with autism. She is the primary caregiver of her son with special needs. She has earned her Bachelor Degree in Commerce Major in Economics at University of Santo Tomas. She is the current president of the Autism Society Philippines Manila Chapter. And she is also a member of Autism Pinoy, UST Santisimo Rosario Parish PWD Ministry, The Grail Philippines and Lectors and Commentators group, Santisimo Rosario Parish UST.


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