17th Autism Consciousness Week

14 Jan

When President Fidel V. Ramos signed Presidential Proclamation No. 711 in January of 1996, I did not have a clue that at that moment, my life was going to change forever. Within the same year, just a few months from the date of promulgation, I was neck deep and wading helplessly in the diagnosis of autism.

In its 17th year (and on my son’s 18th), Autism Consciousness Week continues to strive to effect change in people’s perceptions and awareness. In 1996, autism prevalence was estimated to be 1 in 10, 000 children. Seventeen years later, the figures vacillate between 1 in 88 and 1 in 100. Today, almost a million Filipino families live with the condition.

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If you wish to make a difference in the lives of these families, please be an Angel. Let this one week in a year speak for your support for the children and families who live with Autism all year round.

Activities for 17th ACW on the next page –>

17th NATIONAL AUTISM CONSCIOUSNESS WEEK
January 20-27, 2013
Theme: “Autismo Alamin: Pagtanggap at Pag-Unawa Palaganapin”
Activities (Metro Manila)
Date/Time
Activities
Venue
Lead Organizations
20 – Sunday
8 AM
Angels Walk for Autism
Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
ASP, SM, DOTC, PARM, DENR, DPWH, HOR
21 – Monday
8 AM
10 AM &  1 PM
Launching of 1Pangako Campaign
Educational Trip
DepEd Central Office, Pasig City
La Sagesse Rehabilitation and Dev.’t Center, Pasig City and
Stepping Stone Learning Center, Makati City
DepEd, ASP
ASP, NCDA
22 – Tuesday
9 AM & 1 PM
*Forum on “Understanding Passengers with Autism”
(1. PNR and 2. MIAA)
To Be Announced (TBA)
DOTC, PNR, MIAA, ASP
23 – Wednesday
8AM
On the Spot Painting Contest
Conference Hall Environmental Management Bureau, DENR Central Office
Visayas Avenue, Quezon City
DENR, DepEd, ASP, NCDA, PARM, HOR, DPWH
24 – Thursday
8 AM
1 PM
Quiz “A”
Seminar on Assisting Pedestrians with Disabilities
House of Representatives,
Quezon City
Makati City & Marikina City
HOR, DepEd, ASP, NORFIL, AHPI, Liliane Foundation, CWC, Buhay Party List, MMDA, ASP
25 – Friday
9 AM
1:30 PM
*Forum on Preparing Persons with Autism, Their Families and Carers for Disasters
*Forum on Empowering Persons with Autism Through Employment and
*Modified Conditional Cash Transfer Program
Sky Dome, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City
Sky Dome, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City
DSWD, SM, ASP, AHPI, CDAG, CWC
DSWD, SM, ASP, CWC
26 – Saturday
1 PM
Family Support Group Meetings
ASP Office, Kamias, Quezon City and
Elsie Gaches Village, Muntinlupa City
ASP
Autism Hearts Phils., Inc.
27 – Sunday
9 AM
2 PM
Holy Mass
*Family Day and Closing Ceremonies
Atrium, SM City Fairview, Quezon City
Atrium SM City Fairview, Quezon City
ASP, SM, AMMPD
ASP, NCDA, SM
20-27 (weeklong)
*Photo/Artworks Exhibits (Three exhibits)
TBA
ASP, UP CAMP, AAAP, AHPI
(Source: ASP blog)
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