Conference Information

The 25th Virtual Conference of Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities is organized and managed by the Philippine Association for the Intellectual Disabilities (PAFID), Inc. composed of the:

Executive Committee
  • Hon. Councilor Jorge L. Banal, President, PAFID, Inc.
  • Teresita G. Inciong, Ed.D.; D.P.M, Vice-President for Administration, PAFID, Inc.;
    Executive Director, Early Childhood Care & Development Council
  • Yolanda S. Quijano, Ed. D., Vice-President for Program, PAFID, Inc.
  • Engr. Emerito L. Rojas, Executive Director, National Council on Disability Affairs
  • Ma. Bella Penferrada, M.D., Health Specialist, UNICEF
Conference Committees
Secretariat, Registration & Documentation:

Chairperson: Dr. Teresita De Mesa
Dr. Melinda G. Gerero
Dr. Antonia B. Blanca

Committee on Scientific & Technical Program:

Chairperson: Dr. Mirla R. Olores

  • Dr. Nancy C. Pascual
  • Ms. Zenaida Q. Concon
  • Dr. Salvacion C. Olinares
  • Engr. Alphonsus C. De Alban
  • Dr. Yolanda S. Quijano
Committee on Finance:

Chairperson: Dr. Aurora T. Apuada

  • Mrs. Consuelo L. Quiton
  • Ms. Rowena C. Lorenzo
  • Mr. Jan Rio Gallemit
  • Dr. Rolando D. Montes
Committee on Advocacy & International Engagement:

Chairperson: Mrs. Kimberly C. De Alban
Mr. Mike Limon
Dr. Yolanda S. Quijano

Cultural & Entertainment Committee:

Chairperson: Mrs. Rowena C. Lorenzo
Dr. Roland D. Montes


English will be the official language of the conference. Papers will have to be written or prepared in English for presentation at the plenary and concurrent sessions. Sign Language Interpreters will be available in all sessions.

Conference Date and Highlights

The virtual conference is scheduled to be held on November 15 – 18, 2021 and hosted by PAFID, Inc. with its official address in Metro Manila, Philippines. The conference time is scheduled by the host country considering the time zone and differences of the local time of participating countries. The Opening Ceremony will be graced by the Honorable Maria Josefina Tanya G. Belmonte, Mayor of Quezon City and Honorable Maria Leonor G. Robredo, the Vice President of the Philippines as Guests of Honor. Plenary and Concurrent Sessions, Kaoru Star Raft Awards, Virtual Visits to Schools and Centers, Cultural Event and AFID Executive Board Meetings are included in the schedule of the program.

Poster Presentation Display

A virtual place will be provided in the conference venue for display of Pictures, Charts, Maps and Posters for each country participant.

Media Messages Chat Board

A Networking Lounge will be provided in the virtual conference venue named “Chat Lounge” for group chats to share views and thoughts with others in the event. One will be able to form lasting connections with attendees, through group chats or one-on-one conversations with optional audio and video calls. Leverage the chat to answer timely questions and nurture interest of participants.


A digital book on Proceedings of the Conference that include abstracts and full papers with the program of activities and directory of conference participants will be made available at website.

Conference Secretariat

Philippines Association for Intellectual Disabilities (PAFID), Inc.
Room 226, Legislative Wing, Quezon City Hall,
Quezon City Philippines

Dr. Teresita G. De Mesa
Phone Nos.: +63 9171657840; +63 9177932475

Ms. Kimberly C. De Alban
Phone Nos.: +63 9778440075; +63 9496111871

Permanent Secretariat

Korean Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (KAIDD)
07236 4F E-room Center,
22 Uisadang-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu,
Seoul, Korea
Tel : + 82-2-52-5023 (4)
Fax : + 82-2-592-5026

Technology Partner:

Therap global

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