Diversity Statement - Turning Pointe Autism Foundation

Diversity Statement

Turning Pointe champions neurodiversity and all diversity. To best serve our students, we believe in their potential and work to create a kinder community that will recognize their talents and the value they inherently bring us all. This kindness – to be authentic and powerful – must extend to our other diversities among us and in our community.

Turning Pointe recognizes that the prevalence of autism is independent of race, country of origin, or economic status. Autism impacts all of us. As such, we are committed to serving our friends with autism from all races, countries of origin, or economic status. Furthermore, we acknowledge that people of color are less likely to receive an early diagnosis of autism than caucasian children. This stymies their ability to receive early intervention and experience greater early outcomes.

We know that our students make their best progress when our team is collaborating. Between experts in different fields and because we all bring our own perspective to their care and our mission. Our commitment to this cause binds us all. As a team and as a community of compassion making positive change in the world, we must and do respect as well as value one another.

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation (TPAF) embraces the opportunities of multiculturalism and inclusion in all aspects of business operations. This includes not only the direct provision of services to our students and their families, but also to our employees and stakeholders. The intent of this plan is to address how TPAF responds to the diversity of its stakeholders, as well as how the knowledge, skills, and behaviors will enable personnel to work effectively cross-culturally by understanding, appreciating, and respecting differences and similarities in beliefs, values, and practices within and between cultures.

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Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation Foglia Family Adult Services is a Certified Autism Center by the IBCCES and the Adult Day Pilot is accredited by CARF.

Our organization does not discriminate in employment or the provision of educational services on the basis on race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, citizenship status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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