Empower Autism

Our DNA

Our vision is to enable autistic people to live with confidence and self-belief. Our mission is to empower autistic people to reach their potential, through programs and services that are based on inclusiveness, self-development and self-advocacy.

We believe that society thrives when diverse individuals, experiences, perspectives, and cultures are welcomed and celebrated. We envision a world where autistic people fully participate, contribute and succeed to their fullest potential with confidence and self-belief.

We will strive to continually celebrate and cultivate a diverse community, while working to enable positive social change for and with autistic people through programs based on inclusiveness, self-development, and self-advocacy

Our Story

Empower Autism is a well-established, not-for-profit organisation that provides information, support and capacity development services to autistic people, together with their parents, carers and families. We are strong advocates of the benefits of peer led support and we value the active participation of those with lived experience of autism.

We’ve grown from a volunteer based organisation, established in 1994 by parents of children diagnosed with Autism. Today we have a team of 6 dedicated staff and approximately 40 volunteers who generously donate their time, experience and passion in assisting to run our programs and services.

Our Values

Respect

acknowledge the worth of every individual


Accountability

transparent, ethical, responsible practices

Independence

promote choice, control and self-determination


Partnership

linking and working with others


Fairness

equitable and accessible services


Innovation

new and creative solutions


Respect

acknowledge the worth of every individual


Accountability

transparent, ethical, responsible practices

Independence

promote choice, control and self-determination


Partnership

linking and working with others


Fairness

equitable and accessible services


Innovation

new and creative solutions


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