What is Pass?

Pike Autism Support Services (PASS) is a Federally recognized501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. PASS was formed in 1996 by parents of families whose lives had been touched by autism spectrum disorders. We found strength in each otherto face the daunting challenge before us.

Our Mission

The mission of Pike Autism Support Services is to empower, support and educate families and friends of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) by assisting and encouraging parents to be informed participants in their child’s education and effective advocates on their behalf.

We are dedicated to providing support in addressing the social and emotional needs of family members who have been affected by ASD and we are committed to educating the community regarding this disorder by raising public, professional and governmental awareness of the challenges families face, in hopes that persons with ASD may lead a more fulfilling and independent life. We recognize that ASD is a lifelong condition that may require “Lifespan” supports for many persons on the spectrum.

We are committed to making our voices heard locally and regionally by collaboratively working with our Governmental agencies, that they may better understand our needs and how to address them.

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with ASD through acceptance, respect, encouragement and love. We are dedicated to empowering parents, encouraging caregivers, developing advocates and partnering with professionals.

We are committed to educating our children within the framework of current best practices and high expectations.

We believe that our children’s future should not be pre-determined by their diagnosis but rather by their great potential, allowing them every opportunity to develop that potential to its fullest, whatever that may be.

Our Beliefs

We believe that “Raising Autism Awareness” opens doors to compassion, understanding, acceptance and respect. It is our hope that persons on the spectrum enjoy a quality of life that provides them with such core life conditions as physical well-being, emotional well-being, interpersonal relations, social inclusion, personal growth, material well being, self-determination, and individual rights.

We are committed to making our voices heard locally and regionally by collaboratively working with our Educational and Governmental agencies, that they may better understand the needs of persons with Autism and how to address them.

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with ASD by empowering parents, encouraging caregivers, developing advocates and partnering with professionals.

We are committed to educating children and adults within the framework of current best practices and high expectations, always assuming intelligence.

We believe that the future of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders should not be pre-determined by their diagnosis but rather by their great potential, allowing them every opportunity to develop that potential to its fullest, whatever that may be.