In line with the celebration of this year’s 24th National Autism Consciousness Week, the Philippine Autism Society will spearhead the Angels Walk for Autism 2020 on January 26, Sunday, with starting point at Perez Park, Lucena City. The walk aims to help build an Autism-OK Philippines, showcase the talent of persons with autism, celebrate the advocacy’s accomplishments, enhance awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder, gain information about the needs of children with autism and promote a supportive environment in the community.
The following shall be the schedule of activities to commence in line with the celebration:
|07:00am-07:30am||Registration at Perez Park|
|07:30am-08:15am||Short Program and ZumbAerobics|
|08:15am-09:00am||Autism Walk from Perez Park to SM City Lucena|
|09:00am- onwards||Program at SM City Lucena|
Everybody is encouraged to participate and individually register for only 20 pesos per to support this cause. As a matter of information, autism is a lifelong developmental exceptionality, which may challenge an individual’s ability to communicate, socialize and adapt to the world around him. One in 100 Filipinos are on the autism spectrum, translating to approximately 1.2 million of our countrymen living with autism today. (Source: http://www.autismsocietyphilippines.org/p/autism-is-lifelong-developmental.html).
The Philippine Autism Society is one with the nation in celebrating the Philippine National Autism Consciousness Week to be held from 20 to 26 January 2020. This annual observance was made possible by President Fidel Ramos’ Proclamation 711 of 1996 – in inspiring acceptance, accommodation and appreciation of persons on the autism spectrum in society.