Our Mission

We support, empower, and build connections to improve the lives of all in our local autism community.

The mission of the Autism Society of America is to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.

Our Vision

An inclusive community where high-quality autism services and support are accessible to all.

Our Values

We are Inclusive:  We are dedicated to identifying and reducing barriers to ensure everyone in our local community can access and benefit from our programs, services, and supports. We promote acceptance across the spectrum, and our programs are structured to embrace the diverse needs and strengths of all individuals.

We are Compassionate:  We care deeply about listening to the voices and lived experiences of our community. We provide resources and connections to ensure all are supported and empowered to thrive.

We are Collaborative: We take the initiative to create strong partnerships that help us build comprehensive programming and meaningful connections. We strive to unify our autism community, and to connect everyone to trusted resources and support.

We are Responsive: We recognize that everyone’s experience is unique, and we intentionally and creatively adapt our programming to meet our community’s evolving needs. We are strong advocates for enhanced services that address the needs of our diverse community.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The Autism Society of Central Virginia believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical components of a thriving community.

We focus on helping people obtain what they need in order to get to a place where equity is possible in all aspects of their lives.

We embrace the diversity of the communities we serve by providing programs and resources that are developed to meet the needs of all, regardless of race, ethnicity, language, religion, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender, or socioeconomic status.

As an inclusive organization, guided by evidence-based practices, we promote neurodiversity and understand that everyone thinks, learns, and interacts with the world in unique ways. We celebrate distinctive talents and acknowledge multiple perspectives within our autism community.