An Autism Advocate in Adel Tamano

18 Jan

Adel Tamano, a Filipino lawyer and politician, wears many hats. He is the spokesperson of the United Opposition and is currently the President of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.  He is also an autism dad.

In his weekly column in Philippines Star, Mr. Tamano often shares his musings on being a father to Santi (who is a PWA) and expounds on many questions that parents of children on the spectrum ask. Select AAAP Board Members recently paid him a visit to explain the organization and our mission.  His responded with this article, “A future for our kids with autism ” in his regular column”Mano a Mano” which appeared on 15 January 2012.  While he does not mention our organization by name, he speaks of how he has  “high hopes for it and perhaps if there are enough families with children with special needs who also aspire to have a special center or home that specifically caters to the needs of adults with autism …”

(L-R) John Xavier, Alex Gaston (AAAP Director), Lirio Covey (AAAP President), Jerry Quibilan (Ateneo for Better Philippines) and Adel Tamano.

One Response to “An Autism Advocate in Adel Tamano”

  1. Smart Living 2 August 2012 at 17:18 #

    Hi AAAP, I have a child with autism and I just set up an online website for specializing in books, wooden toys and flashcards for autism. I hope you can take time to visit our website autism.multiply.com/ and tell other parents about our website. Thank you and God Bless you.

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