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.

04 February 2023

Nominations for ASP Self-Advocates Circle Leaders 2023-2025

The Autism Society Philippines Self-Advocates Circle (SACi) was formed in 2018 to bring the voices of persons on the spectrum together, as a positive force of change in Philippine society. To continue the group’s advocacy, ASP is looking for the next leaders who are interested to serve the ASP Self Advocates Circle and continue the program and activities.

The poster shows the nomination announcement for the ASP SACi. Image used is a girl holding a megaphone.
The ASP SACi Nomination poster

From 1 February until 15 February 2023, nominations are now welcome to fill the executive committee.

This year’s Election Committee (EleCom) Chair is Ms Ma. Victoria Bernardo and Co-chair, Cenin D. Faderogao. She and other members of the Election Committee, Abby Mendoza and Angel Penaloza will validate the status of all nominators and the qualifications of all the nominees.

On 6-20 March 2023, ASP SACi will elect its new leadership–who will lead the self-advocates members for the next 2 years and continue its national advocacy.

Nomination Guidelines:
1. For an ASP SACi member to nominate another member to the ExeCom position, he/she must be an ASP SACi member with an updated membership as of 31 January 2023 and a member for at least six months.

2. An ASP SACi member may nominate himself/herself.

3. Nominees must meet the following criteria:
3.1 an active ASP SACI member in good standing for at least two consecutive years
3.2 of good moral character
3.3 able to attend regular and special meetings virtually or physically
3.4 able to head a committee.

4. If a nominee does not meet the above-mentioned qualifications, the ASP SACi member who nominated him/her may email the EleCom Chair a “Request for Consideration” highlighting the candidate’s other attributes. EleCom Chair shall consult with the ASP National Trustees for a decision.

Nomination Process:
1. A call for nomination will be sent to all members.

2. To nominate, please fill-up the Nomination Form thru this link

3. You will receive a confirmation of the nomination you have submitted. However, the nominees must approve or accept their nomination to be included in the final list of candidates.

4. The Election Committee will validate the status of all nominators and the qualifications of all the nominees and confirm their eligibility via email and phone.

5. We shall be posting the final list of candidates on 29 March 2023.

Voting Process:

1. Members may cast their ballot via electronic voting from 6 -20 March 2023.

2. The conduct of the elections will be based on the ASP National By-Laws.

3. Decisions of the Election Committee will be final.

4. The new SACI Officers will be announced on 29 March 2023.

Nomination Period: 1 February - 15 February 2023
Online Elections: 6 March - 20 March 2023
Announcement of Results: 29 March 2023


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