• Supporting the individuals we serve in living the lives they choose

  • Respecting, trusting and encouraging each other to demonstrate initiative, authority, skill and inspiration

  • Extending our impact by advocating in multiple venues for the broader needs and rights of people with autism and their families

Nurturing Interdependence

  • Recognizing that our work does not exist in a vacuum

  • Expecting respectful interactions between the people we serve and our staff and management

  • Actively fostering an open exchange of ideas with a sustained focus on collaboration among teams towards a common end

  • Growing and deepening mutually beneficial relationships with families, donors, funders and other community partners


  • Delivering programs, services and a culture that adhere to the highest principles of care

  • Holding ourselves to measurable outcomes to determine our success in achieving our mission

  • Being transparent with each other and our constituents; always placing the greater good of the people we serve above our own needs


  • Continuously searching for and creating new opportunities and ways of providing service

  • Encouraging and rewarding thoughtful risk taking to overcome challenges

  • Supporting and encouraging creativity and self-determination


  • Grounding our work in a core belief in the inherent value of each individual, and our shared capacity to learn and grow

  • Building on strengths and supporting each other to create a stronger team and achieve new heights

  • Being able to understand the perspective of the individuals we serve as well as our coworkers

High Expectations

  • All individuals achieving a life of quality

  • All staff achieving great things when supported, challenged and acknowledged

  • All families becoming an on-going, integral and contributing member of the circle of support for their loved one