What We Do
Our Vision & Mission
Our vision is for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families to lead rich, active lives in an accepting, supportive community.
Our mission is to create opportunities where our members are inspired to discover new interests, engage in the community, build friendships, and develop lifelong supports.
We support lifelong relationships
of families and friends
Autistic adults and their lifelong family caregivers can be particularly vulnerable to loneliness, isolation and a sedentary lives. After decades of trying to connect, many of our members had simply stopped leaving the house because of the fear of failing or not fitting in.
Autism Home Base families work together to create opportunities to explore new interests in a supportive environment among peers.
Last year nearly 200 member participants enjoyed sports, recreation, social and wellness programs online or in small in-person social pods. Here, foundations for supportive life long friendships are built.
It’s not traditional respite. It’s social relief. Our families make meaningful connections with others who ‘get it’, right away, because they live it too.
We are member driven
For families, by families
Members are the drivers behind the growth and success of our grassroots-driven organization.
Our membership has amassed an incredible pool of knowledge, resources, and supports that lends itself to our collective work. When people participate alongside one another, relationships are built. Those relationships are what move us forward. They create lasting bonds and fuel innovation. We encourage every member to use their voice, their time, and their skills to harness the power of our network for themselves and others.
We are committed to inclusion
across the autism spectrum
Autism encompasses a spectrum of abilities and challenges. Some individuals with autism live independently and successfully. Others require lifelong support. They may have limited communication and present challenging behaviours that preclude their involvement in typical community events, activities and public programs.
At Autism Home Base we celebrate that which makes each of us unique.
We promote individuality
Honoring individual rights and preferences
- We promote safe, judgement-free spaces
- We believe behaviour is communication
- We pursue continuous improvement
- We contribute to community
- We identify and encourage synergies
- We encourage self-advocacy
- We support individualized pathways
We are stronger together
Working with community partners
Our work would not be possible without the support of community partners. We believe that working together allows us to nurture relationships and build a foundation of inclusivity for our future.
The relationships we build with small businesses, schools, local governments, and non-profits, create positive economic and social ripple effects. When our values align with those of our community, everyone wins.
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