Senator Leila de Lima has filed a measure within the Senate searching for to lift public consciousness on kids and adults with autism in addition to their protection in opposition to discrimination.

In submitting Senate Bill No. 1433, De Lima proposed a national roadmap that can deal with autism via the creation of a Autism Council of the Philippines what’s going to assist increase consciousness about this psychological dysfunction as a national well being subject.

The transfer can be geared toward instituting academic and medical help to cater to the particular wants of youngsters and adults with autism and their households and one among which is the necessary PhilHealth protection of individuals with autism.

“Autism is a developmental disability that has yet to be fully known and understood in the Philippines and because of the lack of educational and financial support, it is only the upper and middle class families who can afford to send their autistic children to special schools,” she stated.

“Undeniably, addressing the needs of these individuals in our country would require the creation of a law that will develop an integrated operational plan for autism,” De Lima added.

One of the De Lima’s two sons, Israel, has autism.