CONNECTING TO INDIVIDUALS
Connect with individuals and families living with autism with a view to providing support, information, advocacy and a safe social environment for autistic people.
Prevent people living with autism from reaching crisis point.
Be innovative and differentiate our services to meet the complex needs and communication needs of people with autism.
Identify gaps in services and provisions that exist and seek solutions to ensure that the needs of the autism community are met.
Lead in developing and sharing best practice for development and delivery of services that will make a difference to people's lives.
Challenge barriers to meaningful inclusion for anyone who is living with autism.
Include the views and opinions of all our service users in developing and delivering all of our services.
Be an accessible and approachable service for adults living with autism who is looking for support, information or advocacy.
Work collaboratively and in co-production with other organisations and groups where appropriate to improve the lives of autistic people.
Monitor and evaluate our service delivery, and practices to enable continuous improvement.
Be a well-run and sustainable organisation.
Work in co-production with people with autism whenever possible.
Treat everyone with respect, and value opinions.
Recognise the importance of the health and well-being of people living with autism and have good knowledge and understanding of how to promote these with people who need support.
Promote dignity and respect by maintaining confidentiality and integrity and valuing the individual’s knowledge and experience.
Maintain safety and safeguarding responsibilities by appropriately assessing risks and supporting where necessary.
Deliver flexible and personalised support and advocacy that reflects the needs of the individual or families.
Enable informed choice by appropriately supporting anyone who is living with autism by building on their strengths and personal resources.
Promote social inclusion by facilitating opportunities to meet with others in the autism community in a safe and comfortable environment.
Enable confidence in people who need support to achieve and maintain independence.
Take every opportunity to campaign to change society to accept and understand autism.