The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP is comprised of families, teachers, therapists, institutions and other individuals whose lives have been touched by autism and has been in the forefront of providing services to families affected with autism. It has grown from the 11 mothers who bonded together for the causes of their children in 1989, to 10,000 members, with 63 chapters all over the country (as of April 2013). We envision an environment that empowers persons with autism spectrum disorder to become, to the best of their potentials, self-reliant, productive and socially accepted members of the community. Towards this, we commit ourselves to the establishment of institutional mechanisms to support persons with autism and their families.
The Autism Society Philippines aims ...
... to promote public awareness on autism;
... to act as a support group for families of children and adults with autism;
... to provide referral services identifying appropriate educational and medical expertise and facilities;
... to undertake research and/or collaborate with other entities on research activities regarding autism in the Philippines;
... to network with other organizations, institutions and professionals working for the promotion of legislation and public programs for persons with disabilities;
... to initiate or assist in the creation of appropriate programs for persons with autism and their families;
... to promote the implementation and monitoring of the United Nation Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).