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.

13 October 2020

ASP Family Support Group for October 2020

Date: 24 October 2020, Saturday
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83538114761

Meeting ID: 835 3811 4761

ASPs monthly family support group sessions bring together parents, siblings and other family members to talk about their journey in living with autism. Participants share their experiences and draw enlightenment and strength from others going through the same challenges. 

The Autism Society Philippines -- together with this month's host, ASP Antipolo -- welcome members and non-members, bound by a common experience that is autism. We aspire to educate, empower and inspire to help build an Autism-OK Philippines. 

FSG poster

Our facilitators:

MS. CARMEL ALMENDRALA. A retired ambassador’s wife and an Ulirang Ina Awardee of 2010, Carmel personifies diplomacy as she faces the world with poise, grace and intelligence. Over the years and in the many countries where their family has had to relocate because of her husband's work, she laboured tirelessly to advocate for her son Michael, now in his 40’s, and for the rest of persons on the autism spectrum. Serving as Trustee for more than seven terms, she reminds young mothers of children on the autism spectrum: Grab every opportunity and don’t take no for an answer. This is evident in her son Mike, who is a Special Olympian Gold Medalist (who competed in 2003 in powerlifting in Dublin, Ireland and in 2013 in bowling in Australia where he won 2 bronze medals), a 2005 Apolinario Mabini Candidate, and an independent member of the community working as an administrative staff of the Philippine Information Agency. Michael is believe to be the very 1st Person on the Autism Spectrum in the Philippines to earn a Civil Service Eligibility. Michael's most recent achievement is when he was chosen to represent the Philippines in the "International Conference on Disability Rights" in South Korea last March 7 to 10, 2018, where 400 participants from different countries attended.

MS. MA. LUIZA A. GELI. A Public School Teacher, former early childhood teacher. Luisa is a mother of 4 children,1 with autism. A member of ASP Antipolo Chapter.

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