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Join the 17th National Autism Consciousness Week 2013 Celebrations!

January 3, 2013

“Autismo Alamin, Pagtanggap at Pag-unawa Palaganapin” is this year’s theme to promote the right information on autism and pave the way for the public to truly understand and accept persons with autism as part of the society. For the 17th National Autism Consciousness Week 2013, the National Working Committee is chaired by the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) headed by Director Carmen Zubiaga with the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) as Co-Chair. The other members are SM Programs on Disability Affairs, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), House of Representatives Committee on Social Services, Buhay Party List, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Metropolitan Development Authority (MMDA) Mandaluyong City Government, Philippines Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine (PARM), NORFIL Foundation, Liliane Foundation, Archdiocese of Manila Ministry for Persons with Disabilities (AMMPD), Autism Hearts Foundation (AHF), the Association of Adults with Autism, Philippines (AAAP) and the Civil Defense Action Group (CDAG)

Below are the planned activities in Metro Manila for the celebration facilitated by Autism Society Philippines:

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 Learning and Rehabilitation 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
9AM
On the Spot Painting Contest
Social Hall, 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,
Batasan Hills Complex, Q.C.
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 Employment for Persons with Autism 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
9 AM
1 PM
*Sensory Friendly Movie
Family Support Group Meetings
SM City Southmall, Las Pinas or SM Mall of Asia
ASP Office, Kamias, Quezon City and
Elsie Gaches Village, Muntinlupa City
ASP, SM
ASP
Autism Hearts Phils., Inc.
27 – Sunday
9 AM
10 AM or 3 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 Exhibits (Three exhibits)
TBA
ASP, 13UP CAMP, AAAP, AHPI
*For Confirmation                                                           
Note: Pre-ACW Celebration January 14, Monday, 8AM, City of Mandaluyong – 1Pangako Campaign Launching

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