Ionelle Josiah Ferrer 2020 SENIA Honorary Award Recipient
Ionelle is enrolled in the University of Batangas, Lipa Campus, Philippines.
As a younger student, Ionelle found it difficult to communicate his thoughts and ideas but with support, he was able to move forward and remain in mainstream schooling.
Ionelle is a gifted mathematician, winning many gold awards in middle and high school and a talented musician. He plays bass with his siblings in a band called “Splendio Tritus” whose songs advocate about autism.
To hear a sampling of a song he composed and dedicated to his special education teacher, click for music and lyrics.
He performed live with his band at the Mall of Asia Arena to over 25000+ attendees. He dedicated his performance to all his special education teachers who have supported him in his lifetime. His advocacy on behalf of people with autism has been featured in countless articles and he will be featured in a book to inspire people with disabilities.
Thank you, Ionelle, for inspiring others to make a difference.