The Autism Society is committed to supporting individuals with autism to have the ability to live, learn, worship, work and play alongside people who do not have disabilities.
Inclusion should lead to increased participation in socially expected life roles and activities—being a student, employee or employer, friend, spouse, partner, parent, or contributing citizen. Socially expected activities include engaging in social activities, using public resources such as transportation and libraries, moving about within communities, receiving adequate health care, having relationships, and enjoying other day-to-day activities.
ASIE encourages skill building, practice in a safe space, and ensuring adequate policies, practices and supports are in place. All of our programs are open to siblings and children who do not have autism.
Quality of Life Indicator:
- Inclusion – People with autism should be welcomed to participate actively in their schools, workplaces and communities.
Data from the Autism Society of California 2012 Survey