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.

03 December 2020

National Autism Consciousness Week 2021

The Autism Society Philippines is one with the nation in celebrating the 25th Philippine National Autism Consciousness Week to be held from 18 to 24 January 2021. 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!

This year’s theme, “Pilipinong May Autismo: Kakaiba, Kasali, Konektado” intends to further societal awareness on the uniqueness of Filipinos on the spectrum; inclusive development in human rights, education, employment, media, among others; and individual self-awareness, self-expression and feeling of belonging to a compassionate society.

Read more about the NACW 2020 Multi-Sectoral Gameplan

The image shows a green background with light green circles forming like chains and hands shown at the right side colors blue, green, yellow green, yellow and white. It also has blue small flowers at the left hand.
Download the sample NACW Banner here:

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". 

Does your agency or institution want to join the national commemoration? Do you need tools, resources or assistance to bring your initiative to a wider audience? Send us an email at, if you feel we can help. Or drop us a DM via any of our social media channels -- Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.


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