When autism works

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 05/21/2018

PART 1 Wearing a white shirt paired with black pants and a blue apron, 20-year-old Kalvin Roa stands by the entrance of a supermarket as he welcomes customers with a warm smile, open arms and shopping baskets.…

Living with autism

Doris Mae Mondragon 02/04/2018

It was the sight of their neighbor’s child banging his head on the wall each time he had a tantrum which motivated Jastine Jane Mercado to learn more about children with autism. Mercado, 25, said she felt…

Talk on mothering a special child set

11/14/2017

THE Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines Inc. (DSAPI) Cebu Chapter, in partnership with the Juanito I. King Foundation, OMF Literature and Autism Society Philippines (ASP) Cebu Chapter, invites women, parents of children with special needs, students…

Work for job-ready persons with autism

PR 08/29/2017

  THE Autism Society Philippines (ASP), through its program Autismworks, is currently helping fill up positions in various functions in the retail, food service, and business process outsourcing (BPO) industries for job-ready persons with autism. In Cebu,…

Band of brothers

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 03/11/2017

It was a rainy Thursday morning when five young men entered the playroom of The Center for Behavioral Support (CBS) located inside the Rafael Yu building on General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City. They were told that a…

Shining through the haze

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/24/2016

Ronaldo Vicente Rubio didn’t know what hit him. When he was a child, he was physically clumsy and he could not contain himself. “I seemed to be a wrecking ball in a jewelry store,” he told Cebu…

24 of over 5K children in Central Visayas test positive for autism

Mary Claire U. Catado 01/13/2016

TWENTY-FOUR out of the more than 5,000 children in the Central Visayas tested positive for autism. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH 7) said a study on the prevalence of autism among children aged 18…