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Our New Mission

We create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.

Our New Vision

Creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it.

Our New Values

where the value and self-determination of every individual is upheld


where everyone with Autism achieves the highest possible quality of life


where every person is integrated into society without barriers or exceptions in a collaborative environment


where everyone is respected for their unique and individual differences


where we conduct ourselves with honor, truth, and respect in our thoughts, words, and actions


Through the Autism Society Tidewater Virginia, individuals can connect with each other, with resources, and with supports and services so that they may live full, vibrant, self-actualized lives.


As the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots Autism organization, the work we do reflects our foundation through grassroots input and ongoing engagement.


The Autism Society Tidewater Virginia has local knowledge and connections through a nationwide affiliate network. This extensive network aims to ensure that everyone in the Autism community has the support and resources they need to live fully – no matter where they are or when they start their journey – throughout a lifetime.


The Autism Society Tidewater Virginia is the connection for Autistic individuals of all ages and needs, their families and friends, researchers, and professionals to create a collaborative community where everyone is integrated into society without barriers or exceptions.


To do this, the Autism Society Tidewater Virginia continually seeks to build resources across the country, advocates for inclusive policies and practices at local and federal levels, and is always looking to build connections, not just to resources, but to each other.

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