For over 20 years, ASRC has held to the ideal that everyone deserves to live their best life possible. This belief guides ASRC’s mission: to provide lifelong access to opportunities for persons on the autism spectrum with the goal of being fully-included and participating members of their communities.
ASRC’s vision is two-fold: to prepare those with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) for the world, as we prepare the world for those with ASD.
ASRC has led the way in advocating at the state level for family and adult services for over 20 years, and continues to be a voice in Hartford to help expand on those services now in place.
A key player in creating the pilot program for adult services, the Division of Autism, and the Waiver for adults with ASD, all located within the Department of Developmental Services, ASRC has also served as a participating stakeholder on many committees, councils and other bodies at the state level including the Advisory Council for the Autism Division currently located at The Department of Social Services.
ASRC’s philosophy is driven by the understanding that ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) presents itself differently in different people, therefore no single intervention is helpful for all individuals on the autism spectrum. Families need to make decisions based on good information (education) in conjunction with what they already understand about their child/teen/adult.