Dr. Ma. Theresa Arranz-Lim

Dr. Arranz-Lim held the position of President of the Philippine Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (PSDBP) from 2013-2014. She was a founding fellow and currently serves as a PSDBP board of trustee. She is also part of the advisory board of the ADHD Society of the Philippines. In addition, she is the founding chair of the National Institute for Learning Disabilities here in the Philippines. Dr. Arranz-Lim works as a consultant at the Medical City and at Cardinal Santos Medical Center.

Ms. Mona Magno-Veluz

Mona is the National President of the Autism Society Philippines. She speaks publicly on disability advocacy, leadership, and genealogy. Aside from being a practicing marketing communications professional, Mona is a wife and a mom to three kids. Her eldest, Carl, is an adult on the spectrum who is active in the community - working their family business, tending to his budding web enterprise and planning for his future cafe.


Genevieve Rivadelo-Caballa, PhD, PTRP

Dr. Rivadelo-Caballa is the Executive Director of ALRES-PHILS. and a Professor in Miriam College wherein she was the first Chairperson of the Department of Special Education from 2007-2011. She has been practicing pediatric physiotherapist specializing in Early Intervention for 20 years, graduating from the University of the Philippines-Manila then pursuing further studies in Special Education in the University of the Philippines-Diliman. For her post-graduate studies, she was recognized as an Academic Excellence Awardee and finished as an Oblation Scholar of the University of the Philippines.



Cristina De Leon-Hinlo, FPAOT, OTRP

Cris is an Occupational Therapist and the founder of Therapy Works, Inc. and TW Community Enablers, Inc. She obtained her degree in B.S. Occupational Therapy from the University of the Philippines-Manila. She complemented her practice by obtaining a Masters degree in Business Administration (Health) at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. She extends her service to the indigent Filipino children by being a founding member of the Therapy Centers Movement and by organizing various programs such as “TheraFREE: Libreng Therapy Para sa Pilipino”.

Mia Rotor, MAEd, PTRP

Mia Rotor is a physical therapist by profession. She obtained a degree in B.S. Physical Therapy from the College of Allied Professions, University of the Philippines-Manila. Her clinical practice is on pediatric physical therapy, promoting movement and improving quality of lives of children with special needs and their families. She complemented her practice by obtaining a Masters degree in Education, major in Special Education from the College of Education, University of the Philippines-Diliman. From 1990 until this day, she mentors students and professionals of rehabilitation health as Associate Professor.

Mae Catherine S. Sadicon, CSP-PASP

Mae earned her BS Speech Pathology degree at the University of the Philippines-Manila. Currently, she is taking her Masters degree in Educational Psychology at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She serves young children and adolescents with various developmental disabilities. Mae heads the Speech Pathology Section of the Neurodevelopmental Center at Saint Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City and is also a co-owner of a clinic in Quezon City. Mae has been the chair of the Technical Committee for Speech-Language Pathology Education and a member of the Technical Panel for Health Professions of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) since 2009. Mae is a special lecturer at UP – CAMP where she was recognized as one of its Outstanding Alumni in 2012.

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