Autism Society PH Praises Arjo Atayde for Portrayal of Character with Autism

Arjo Atayde has just been praised by the Autism Society Philippines (ASP) for his portrayal of a character with autism in the television drama series The General’s Daughter.


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The organization took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the actor on the recent episode titled “Napahamak” where Arjo’s character, Elijah “Elai” Sarmiento breaks down after his father Mayor Dante Velario (played by Emilio Garcia) dies in front of him.

Arjo Atayde’s portrayal of #autism is sensitive and nuanced. The character was well developed and avoided stereotypical caricatures. Bravo!” they said.

Sharing the tweet, Arjo replied: “I did not expect this!!! Maraming maraming salamat po. It means a lot. It really does. Salamat po talaga.

The ASP is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. It provides services and training to families living with autism.

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Congratulations, Arjo!