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Erlinda Uy Koe

Ms. Erlinda Uy Koe enjoys the unprecedented three-term mandate as National President of Autism Society Philippines (ASP), since 2004. This family support group is one of the most vibrant disability organizations in the country, leading almost 6,000 family, professional and institutional members with 36 chapters nationwide, in creating a better future for persons with autism spectrum disorder and their loved ones. Programs include chapter building, public autism awareness campaigns, information dissemination, continuing education of members and public on autism, family support and counseling.

She continues to be responsible for the aggressive education of the public on autism. Empowered by her skills as a media specialist, she initiated high impact projects for ASP, including: The ASaP e-newsletter, transmitting daily news bulletins on autism; iBlasts that give members quick updates via the SMS; publication of Directory of Resources for persons with autism; and migration of information materials to a new ASP website. She revitalized the “Angels Walk for Autism”, knocking on the doors of target audiences with a pool of speakers she helped train and arm with Autism Instructional Kits.

She led the Early Detection and Early Intervention Program (EDEIP) funded by Autism Society Norway, which has trained at least 2,552 barangay health and day care centers’ workers from 2004 to 2006 in 31 cities and towns. She standardized a PowerPoint presentation to educate mall front liners on “Handling Customers with Autism,” including security guards, janitors, tenants and managers at 22 SM Mall branches.

Ms. Koe writes a column, “Angel’s Talk”, for the Manila Bulletin. She is an independent Management Trainer and a much sought after conference and seminar speaker on autism and advocacy, sharing hopes and building dreams for families living with autism wherever she goes.

She took her Master of Arts In Communication at UP- Diliman in 1980.

She is happily married to Jose Chua Koe, a 1977 graduate of the Faculty of Arts & Letters, with whom she has three children, the oldest of whom, Gio Danniel--now 14 years old-- has autism.

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  • TOTAL Awards 2009 Souvenir Program
    28 February 2009, UST Plaza Mayor
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