We advocate, promote and value the rights of children with autism. We also create opportunities for meaningful child education and participation. There are some children who have been able to overcome the deficits associated with the diagnosis of autism to the point that they no longer meet the behavioral criteria that caused them to get their diagnosis. These kids are considered to have “recovered” from autism. The number of children enjoying this best outcome has grown over the years as teaching methods and dietary understanding has improved.
However, the number of kids recovering from autism remains far too small and more work needs to be done.
In our mission to work towards a higher recovery rate for children with autism, we firmly believe and steadfastly uphold these core values in our work:
• We adhere to professional ethics and an international standard of clinical intervention.
• We are accountable to children, parents and other key stakeholders in our communication, performance and results.
• We respect and advocate rights of children with autism and their families as we believe in everyone’s innate and immutable dignity as human beings regardless of disability.
• We acknowledge that we cannot solve problems facing our children and families alone but can do so through team work and mutual partnerships with community partners in exploring options and facilitating decision-making on autism assessment and treatments.