AUTISM SOCIETY OF THE PHILIPPINES NATIONWIDE AUTISM
CONSCIOUSNESS WEEK 2010 SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
Angel Wings Unfold
Have you seen angels descend and come together to walk for autism awareness? This year,
thousands will be walking, not only here in Metro Manila, but around the country as well.
Autism Consciousness Week, a mandate by former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos,
Presidential Proclamation no. 711 aims to promote awareness on autism and the provision of
appropriate social services to persons with autism.
Now on our 21 year, ASP takes Giant Leaps to Transcend Boundaries, renewing our
commitment, expanding programs and services to reach the far flung areas of the country where
services are badly needed.
Chapters are fired up jump-starting the ACW celebrations. On January 10, ASP Cebu Chapter
with this year’s first Angels Walk at SM City Cebu gathering 200 members and supporters. A
week long line-up of activities culminates on January 15, with a Party for Children with Autism.
ASP Cavite Chapters (Bacoor, Carmona, Cavite-North, Dasmariñas, Tanza, Trece Martirez and
Molino) hosts the First Regional Conference on Autism, partnered with St. Brother Miguel Febres
Cordero Neurodevelopmental Center of De La Salle- Health Sciences Institute for the successful
two-day conference from January 9 to 10.
ASP Lucena Chapter’s Angels Walk will be held on January 17 at SM City Lucena. ASP Iloilo
and Davao Chapters will simultaneously walk with ASP National on January 24; where else but
in SM City Iloilo and SM Davao, and SM Mall of Asia, respectively.
The Week’s Events
January 17 - Holy Mass at The Block of SM North EDSA and ―Fun Fair For Families (loving
Autism)‖ at SkyDome, also at the same mall. Art exhibits by persons with autism: Andrei
Macapagal and Kenrick Cheng in the Atrium of SM’s The Block; and Vico Cham in SM Marikina.
January 18 – Orientation on ―Early Detection of Autism‖ in Elsie Gaches Village, Makati and in
ASP Tacloban City; ―Understanding Autism‖ in the National Power Corporation, Central Office,
QC ; autism will also be discussed during flag ceremonies of government agencies and local
January 19 – Lecture forum on ―The Role of Professionals in the Management of Autism‖ in
DSWD Central Office Auditorium, QC.
January 20 - An orientation on ―Understanding Autism, UN Convention on the Rights of Persons
with Disability, and the Magna Carta‖ at the Social Hall of DENR Central Office, QC.
January 21 – ―Quiz A‖ contest for students with autism at the DOTC Conference Room in
January 22 – ―On-the-Spot Painting Contests‖ for students with autism at the Social Hall of
DENR Central Office, QC; seminar on Developmental Assessment in PICARD, Paete, Laguna;
motorcade by ASP Angeles City Chapter; and a lecture on Autism in SM City Clark
January 23 – Lectures on ―Effects of Autism on the Siblings of PWAs‖ at Ann Arbor Montessori in
Paranaque; ―Understanding Autism‖ in Sacred Heart College of Lucena City, and ―Pre-Vocational
Assessment‖ in Autism Resource Center of Laguna; plus a family support group session at the
ASP National Office in Kamias, QC.
January 24 – Angels Walk for Autism SM Mall of Asia, SM Davao and SM Iloilo.
January 30—Sensory-Friendly Movie Showing at SM City Baguio
February 1 – Laguna Friendship Games in UPLB grounds.