GMEFI Supports the 2017 ASP Walk for Autism

GMEFI Board members and staff will again join the Autism Society Philippines [ASP] Walk for Autism as decided during the first 2017 GMEFI general meeting held last January 12. ASP Secretary and one of its founding members, Cecile Sicam sent us an invitation to the event. Under GMEFI’s Community Educational Fund Assistance program, ASP’s project, “Educational Assessment and Formulation of Individualized Programs of Indigent Children with Special Needs” was awarded the P30K assistance. ASP was GMEFI’s first recipient. The call for the 2017 proposals is now on. [Click the following link to read the requirements]

GMEFI’s First Time to Join Angels Walk for Autism – [Photo taken last year, 2016]
The Autism Society Philippines Angels Walk for Autism is an annual advocacy event that has been held since 2007. It has grown from 200 to 15,000 participants in 2016. Over the last 10 years, it has become the kick-off event of the Philippine National Autism Consciousness Week — an observance made possible by Philippine President Fidel Ramos’ Proclamation 711 of 1996.

Below is the abridged edition of the 2015 Walk for Autism coverage prepared for Autism Society by Mirana Medina, an ASP Volunteer, GMEFI Board Member and Head of its Community Educational Fund Assistance Program.

The ASP’s Autism-OK Philippines campaign serves as a springboard for public awareness, private sector involvement and inclusion of the autism agenda in government social development initiatives.

Join the “Angels Walk for Autism 2017” and uplift and make time for people with autism.

Event Details:
What: Angels Walk for Autism 2017
When: February 5, 2017 (6:30 a.m.)
Where: MOA Arena, Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Ticket Details: This is a first-come first-served basis
You may get register first at

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