About ASI

Our Mission
The Autism Society of Indiana (ASI) exist to ensure that every individual and every family affected by autism in the State of Indiana receives the high-quality services they deserve.
Our Vision
Over the next 5 years ASI will expand to at least 5 locations throughout the State of Indiana to affect all that are affected by autism.

 

Our Values

ASI is dedicated to ensuring that every program, service, or support provided to our community is Person-Centered, and focused on Personal Outcome Measures (POM). Specifically, all of our work is done based on the following core values:

  • Each person with autism is unique, and should be treated as such.
  • Every person with autism should have the same opportunities as any other person.
  • People with autism should have choices and control over their lives.

 

Our Guidelines

Respect: 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. The person is the priority, rather than any philosophical stance.

Empowerment and Support: We empower and support individuals on the autism spectrum (and those who advocate for them) to achieve through self-advocacy, greater independence, and integration in all facets of community life.

Individuality: We demonstrate this through provision of services and supports in an individualized manner that shows respect for individual dignity, personal preferences, cultural differences, as well as the unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, and abilities of individual s and their families.

Equity: We promote fair and equitable access to supports, opportunities, and services for all individuals on the autism spectrum; and strive for equity and fairness in decision-making and in our relationships with others.

Integrity and Accountability: We act with honesty, integrity and openness in all dealings, adhere to high ethical and performance standards, and manage resources in a responsible and prudent manner.

Collaboration: We encourage and promote cooperative relationships among families, communities, schools, government agencies, organizations, professionals, and other involved in the lives of people within the autism spectrum. We value relationships founded on honesty, integrity, and mutual respect.