Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision ASW
The Autism Society of Wisconsin is an affiliate of the Autism Society of America. As part of a national network, our mission, vision and outcomes model align with the national model.
Mission

To improve the lives of all affected by autism.

Vision

The Autism Society envisions individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued.

Quality of Life Indicators

Academic Success

People with autism should have the opportunity to participate in school to their fullest capability and learn in an environment and manner that enables them to succeed

Autonomy and Self Sufficiency

People with autism have the right to make their own decisions

Communication

People with autism should be able to express themselves and interact with others in a meaningful way

Financial Stability

People with autism should be able to afford the things and services they need

Health and Well Being

People with autism should feel and be well physically and have access to the services they need to stay healthy

Inclusion

People with autism should be welcomed to participate actively in their schools, workplaces and communities

Independent Living

People with autism have the right to lead their own lives, and they should also have support if they need help caring for themselves

Meaningful Employment with Fair Wages

People with autism should have the opportunity to do work that contributes to their communities, and should receive compensation befitting their positions

Pursuit of Dreams

People with autism should feel empowered to achieve their aspirations!

Recreation and Leisure

People with autism should be able to pursue their interests and spend their free time in a meaningful way

Respect and Dignity

People with autism should feel respected by those around them

Safety

People with autism should feel secure and be able to get help from their communities, law enforcement and others as needed

Self Identity and Acceptance

People with autism should understand and appreciate themselves, and feel understood and valued by others

Social Connections

People with autism should have friends and supporters as well as ties to their communities

Subjective Well Being

People with autism should feel happy and enjoy life