ASI MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES
Our Mission: The Autism Society of Indiana is the leader in the promotion of awareness and knowledge of autism through education, advocacy, information, and service referrals.
Our Vision: ASI is a leading resource in Indiana for connecting people who live with autism, and those who care about them, with resources, support, advocacy and information tailored to their unique needs. ASI strives to create communities throughout the state in which people on the autism spectrum and their families are empowered, supported and fully embraced by their community.
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.
AUTISM SOCIETY OF INDIANA’S GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Our Guiding Principles are the foundation of our beliefs, shared values, and guide how we conduct ourselves in pursuing our mission. ASI is committed to the following:
- We provide services without regard to a person’s age, race, religion, sexual orientation, income level, gender and other disabilities or level of need on the autism spectrum.
- We provide families, professionals and individuals with autism with opportunities to participate in our governance, on our committees, and as staff members
- We partner with others to advance the well-being of all living with autism.
- We promote individual choice and self-determination of individuals living with autism, aided by parental and guardian advocacy, when such advocacy is appropriate.
- We recognize a person living with autism can and should be able to maximize their quality of life and oppose any denial of their opportunities.
- We oppose any discrimination and harm directed towards individuals living with autism and their families.
- We are transparent, responsible and accountable to those we serve, those who support us, and the general community in our stewardship of funds.
- We assure the confidentiality of our services – and adhere to required confidentiality laws and regulations pertaining to such services.
- We strive to ensure our programs, services, and decisions are outcome-driven.
- We maintain independence from political partisanship and commercial interests.
- We support data and evidence-based analyses of options informed by broad knowledge of educational, research, clinical, government, business and program services experience.
- We support an options policy and provide information on options so individuals can exercise freedom of choice in their decision making.