Pike Autism Support Services (PASS) is a Federally recognized
501(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 other to face the daunting challenge before us.
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 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 it’s fullest, whatever that may be.
P.A.S.S. continues to provide families of Special Needs Children in Pike County with emotional support through our monthly meetings and trainings.
We are also available to speak with “new” parents by phone, email or over coffee.
Please join us …
We meet at 7pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Pike Autism Support Services, The Milford Community House, 201 Broad St., Suite#4, Milford, PA 18337. We can provide babysitting with advance notice. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.