- To value the different skills and potential of autistic people as individuals and empower them to reach their goals.
- To continue to be led by autistic adults in all areas of the development, planning and delivery of our service.
- To be proactive in increasing awareness of the needs of autistic adults locally.
- To ensure autistic people are involved in local service planning and that their opinions are heard.
- To provide equality of access regardless of people’s communication needs, race, culture, religion, sexuality, gender, age or disability.
- To empower people with information and support to make their own choices.
- To explore innovative approaches and partnership working to ensure we give the most effective service with the resources we have available.
- To work with integrity and honesty at all times.
- To provide information in a range of formats to suit the diverse needs of autistic people: one- to- one mentoring, drop- in hubs, web information and by phone and email.
- To help autistic adults who may have very little or no support access the support or services they need.
- To provide support for people to develop confidence in their skills and strategies to manage independently to achieve their potential.
- To reduce barriers to participation in employment, education or volunteering opportunities.
- To reduce isolation and widen participation in the local community.
- To continue building partnership working opportunities and increase the autism awareness of local services.
- To explore innovative opportunities to meet the needs identified by autistic adults.
- To increase involvement of the autistic community in local service planning.