To be committed to: 1. Increasing public awareness of the competence of autistic individuals, especially the nonverbal assumed to be incompetent. We believe that they should be treated with equal dignity and afforded the same opportunities for health care and education; 2. Assisting individuals on the autism spectrum to have access to improved quality of life in areas of emotional, social and medical care in family and community environments, while respecting their movement differences; and 3. Providing qualified training with proven standards and protocols to move some individuals to independence and enhance the communication abilities of others at home, with doctors, and in the community.