Vision and Mission

Vision

Autistic people (or people with Autism Spectrum Disorder - ASD) in Australia will:

  1. live as independently as they can; and
  2. choose and achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

All Australians will:

  1. remove barriers to the participation and achievement of autistic people (or people with ASD), their families and carers;
  2. recognise and value the contributions that autistic people (or people with ASD), their families and carers make to their community;
  3. respect and appreciate the diversity that autistic people bring to their community and to the nation; and
  4. ensure autistic people (or people with ASD), their families and carers can receive, in a timely manner, the education, treatment, services, support, protections, participation and opportunities that they need.

Mission

Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia will:

  1. advocate nationally for progress towards our vision;
  2. educate and inform people in Australia about Autism Spectrum Disorder; and
  3. monitor and report on issues and outcomes relating to autistic people (or people with ASD) and their associates.

Utopian dream

A4 hopes that one day, it will not be needed: that Australian government and society will recognise and address the support needs of autistic people without needing a frank and forthright organisation to promote their interests.