The Autism Society Philippines (ASP), along with SM Cares, recently held its annual event with an aim to raise awareness and motivate companies to hire individuals with autism.
Spearheaded by ASP National President Mona Magno-Veluz, the titled “Angels Walk for Autism” celebrated the organization’s breakthroughs in gaining acceptance and appreciating human diversity in both public and private sectors.
In today’s technology-driven generation, people with autism can invent greater and incomparable things that can attract the attention of the public. International and local news featured the talents of autistic individuals who can be creative, optimistic, and market-competitive.
Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III showed gratitude by saying: “It is good na merong mga [that there are] corporations na nagpakita ng [showing] openness to hire young people within the spectrum. Meron kasing [there’s really] hesitation to hire people with persons with disabilities.”
ASP aims to enlighten the public that those people who are in the autism spectrum deserve to experience proper treatment within the community. The Society also wants to break the stigma that autistic individuals are different and destined to be isolated in their house.
As part of its initiatives, ASP awarded Pancake House and Manulife Business Processing Services as ASP Autism Works Partners of the Year. The Society hopes that more companies will hire people with disability (PWD) in the future.