Alyana Goes to Elizabeth Seton School – South, Imus, Cavite

July 6, 2014

On July 19, 2014 in time for the nation’s celebration of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week [NDPR] this month, ALYANA — A Study of Autism in the Philippines will be shown at the auditorium of Elizabeth Seton School – South located at Anabu II-D, Imus, Cavite. The film aims to help raise the viewer’s awareness on autism: its causes and symptoms, myths and beliefs, including the plight of families with PWAs. Testimonials and direct information from the parents themselves, Alyana’s sibling, a developmental pediatrician, and sped teachers who have actual experience in handling children with autism will be shared. After the film showing, a clear or better understanding of autism is expected. ASP members will be present to answer any further question on autism that may not have been touched in the film. I will be there to answer questions re its production that took me two-and-a-half years to finish.

Initiated by the Autism Society Philippines – Imus Chapter led by its president Ms. Ma. Pamela Turingan, the activity will be held in partnership with Imus City Mayor Hon. Emmanuel Maliksi and the Persons with Disability Affairs Office [PDAO]. Four screenings are scheduled at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. ASP National President Jan Pena provides full and whole-hearted support to the group.

Alyana was last shown in April 2014 at the Department of Pediatrics, PGH in Manila upon the request of Dr. Alexis Reyes, one of the top developmental pediatricians in the country. It was part of the celebration of PGH Autism Week and the World Autism Day. Dr. Reyes, featured in this docu shared her knowledge and expertise on autism. On the other hand, Alyana’s last showing in Cavite was on February 26, 2014 at the Cavite State University in Indang sponsored by ASP Alfonso Cavite Chapter.

For inquiries, contact 0915-1493043, 0917-5066722, 0927-9121377.

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