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Providing Support, Advocacy, and Education for all affected by Autism.

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Mission Areas

The development of five “core competencies” as a means to implement the ARMS Mission and Vision is proposed the ARMS new strategic plan.  Those areas  include:

Support

  • Encouraging and fostering a strong grassroots network that is an integral part of a larger community
  • Creating local connections

Advocacy

  • Proactively informing, influencing, guiding and developing public policy at the federal, state, and local levels in collaboration with the greater disability community
  • Advocating for multi-disciplined approaches to autism research
  • Advocating for inclusion, participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families

  Education

  • Providing accessible and relevant information that supports stakeholder ability to make informed choices
  • Maintaining an authoritative body of autism information and knowledge
  • Supporting proactive community outreach and education

 Services

  • Building capacity within local communities for service delivery to individuals and their families

 Research

  • Translating research results into applied practice in everyday lives
  • Identifying and promoting research that will improve the lives of people on the autism spectrum and their families

 

Vision Statement

Autism Resources of the Mid-South is a leading voice and resource of the autism community in education, advocacy, and support.  Autism Resources of the Mid-South is committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.  Autism Resources of the Mid-South accomplishes its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of chapters, members and supporters.