Autism Society of North Carolina
Our Mission: The Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) provides support and promotes opportunities that enhance the lives of individuals within the autism spectrum and their families.
Our Vision: ASNC is a leading resource in North Carolina for connecting people who live with autism, and those who care about them, with resources, support, advocacy and information tailored to their unique needs.
ASNC 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.
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 individuals 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 others involved in the lives of people within the autism spectrum. We value relationships founded on honesty, integrity, and mutual respect.