Ausome parents with their ausome kids at the Autism Spectrum Celebration at Plaza Alemania HotelLast April 30, 2023, we had the pleasure of teaming up with one of the most respectable therapy centers in Iligan City, Medbay Therapy and Learning Center, to celebrate the final day of Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. The event was sponsored by Fenixia Foundation with the location sponsored by Plaza Alemania Hotel. Parents and students, both invited from Medbay and Iligan City SPED Center, participated in the event, where presentations by both Aisemp Bernadette Uy Agot and Uma Roa were meticulously prepared. It’s important to celebrate events such as Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month – not just to spread awareness but to also celebrate our brothers and sisters in t he spectrum. It was fulfilling to watch many kids with special needs interact with others and enjoy food with their families. While the program was underway, the kids could be seen passing a ball with each other....
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