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National Autism Consciousness Week Set


In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society Philippines (ASP) Cebu Chapter in cooperation with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-7) is celebrating the 18th National Autism Consciousness Week with the theme  “Katuparan ng Karapatan ng Pilipinong May Otismo: Isulong Mo, Ngayon Na!”.

The annual event is celebrated to increase awareness about autism spectrum disorder and how it affects individuals, families and the society as a whole. The event is mandated by Presidential Proclamation 711 to generate public awareness on autism, which now affects nearly 900,000 Filipinos and for the provision of educational, health and social services for these individuals.

Several activities are lined up for this celebration.

According to Sandra Espina, ASP Cebu Chapter President, the activities kicked off last Sunday with a mass at the North Wing of SM City Cebu. It was followed by a special blessing for children with autism together with parents, teachers, therapists and advocates. The participants also joined the traditional autism walk around the mall.

In January 29, Adaptation Activities will be facilitated inside the SM City Cebu like in the grocery area, barber shop, fast food and restaurant.

To end the week-long event, each participating school will present a dance presentation during the culminating activity on January 30, 2014 at the SM Entertainment Center from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

A Special Vocational Training for Autism will be conducted by Ms. Riza Cansanay of ASP – Cavite Chapter at the SM Conference Hall on February 1 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

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