The Autism Society of Guilford County is committed to providing support and promoting opportunities which enhance the lives of individuals within the autism spectrum and their families.
The Autism Society of Guilford County strives to create a community where people within the autism spectrum and their families receive respect, services, and supports based on individual differences, needs, and preferences.
We respect and value the uniqueness of all individuals within the autism spectrum; when provided the opportunity, each person can make a unique contribution to his/her family, community, and to society.
We demonstrate respect by advancing an individualized, person-centered approach that is based upon the person’s distinctive strengths, abilities, interests, and choices; the person is the priority, rather than any philosophical stance.
We promote better public awareness and understanding of the autism spectrum and advocate for public policy and funding that expands research as well as medical, therapeutic, educational, vocational, recreational, social, and residential options.
We support individuals within the autism spectrum, their families, and their friends; we acknowledge that parents and other primary caregivers know the individual best.
We encourage and promote cooperative relationships among schools, agencies, organizations, and other professionals involved in the lives of people within the autism spectrum. We value relationships founded on honesty, integrity, and mutual respect.