History of AD/HD Society of the Philippines
The Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) Society of the Philippines (ADHD-SP) is a parent-based organization founded in 2000 and organized by a group of concerned parents for the purpose of providing support to individuals with AD/HD, their families, and professionals who work with them through family empowerment, advocacy and networking with stakeholders.
For the past fifteen (15) years, the Society has successfully raised the level of awareness of AD/HD through seminars, training workshops and media publicity so that Filipinos are now more aware that early identification and treatment increase the likelihood of positive long-term outcomes.
The government has recognized the Society’s efforts through the years. On September 18, 2003, then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared Presidential Proclamation No. 472 declaring the third week of October of every year as National ADHD Awareness Week.
In September 29, 2015, former President Benigno Simeon Aquino presented the PWD Group Award (from the Philippine Foundation For the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Inc.) to the AD/HD Society of the Philippines for its “UNRELENTING EFFORTS TO EDUCATE THE NATION ON UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING THE CONDITION OF INDIVIDUALS WITH ADHD…”.