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A dream village for Filipino adults with autism

1 Jan

AAAP’s flagship project, “A Special Place”, takes center stage in this GMA special report; but it also features some of the amazing families that comprise our membership:  the passionate Erick Villacorte and Ulan, the energetic Cathy Cham and Vico, and our formidable President, Lirio Covey and Mikey.

A dream village for Filipino adults with autism
Camela G. Lapeña, GMA News November 10, 2011 2:17pm

We won’t be around forever. This reality is something most people take for granted, but for parents whose children are diagnosed with autism, it’s especially worrisome.

“As I grow older and became more aware of my mortality, it gives you a sense that life changes, your vulnerability… I started thinking, I’m getting older, the time will come when I will need care. I won’t be able to take care of my child with autism,” says Lirio Covey, whose son Mikey was diagnosed with a “brain disorder” when he was three years old. It was 1982, and little was known about Mikey’s condition then.

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