Our Mission Statement & Goal
Our Mission Statement
Since 1967, Autism-Pittsburgh has been the foremost voice and resource of the local autism community. We are comprised of volunteers, parents and professionals, working on behalf of all children and those of adult age on the autism spectrum. Our objective is to improve the lives of those with autism and related disorders of behavior and communication.
As such, our Mission in the greater Pittsburgh area is:
To provide advocacy, support and thorough information on care, treatment, educational and habilitative service options available for those with autism spectrum disorders, autism-involved parents and families, and to professionals who work with them.
To encourage expansion and develop excellence in a continuum of appropriate service options.
To provide unbiased information for ALL such options to parents, families and to the caring professionals who work with them to reduce or overcome autism-disabling characteristics.
To help autism-involved parents, families and professionals grow by providing as much relevant information on autism spectrum disorders as is known to us.
The goal of our Chapter is to help parents and professionals grow by providing as much relevant information on autism spectrum disorders as is known to us.
We cannot take your place. Parents are with their children for a lifetime: professionals for a career. Our efforts are aimed at helping both become as proficient as possible in evaluating and choosing the services, options and approaches that will enhance the growth and development of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.