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The Genesis of ShineLight

At the start of our journey, ShineLight was known as Genesis: A New Beginning. Genesis was originally created to serve the residential needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. As time passed, we were called to navigate a more distinct path with a select group of individuals who needed our help – individuals with autism.

Those who suffer from complications of autism are a specialized group and often require differentiated care. While we continue to support individuals with I/DD, just like a cardiologist choses to specialize in matters relating to the heart, at ShineLight, we have made a deliberate choice to focus on the very specific needs of individuals with autism.

Our experienced leadership is uniquely qualified to take ShineLight on this journey and create a wellness environment designed to help engage individuals with autism helping them shine their light. Our name, ShineLight, represents our desire to Brighten the lives of individuals with autism by providing a guiding light which helps them to find their own inner light. Our goal is to be a beacon of hope for everyone touched by autism.

Mission

We at ShineLight seek to provide a wellness environment for individuals with Autism through radiating dedication, purpose, and devotion in our daily service.

Vision

Empowering those we serve to live their fullest life.

Our Promises

To our friends with autism, a spectrum of promises from your ShineLight Family.

  • We will always see you as a person first. Autism is only one of many aspects of your character.
  • We will be patient when the words fail you and look for other clues you might provide.
  • We appreciate and respect your acute sensory perceptions and will help you work through them.
  • We will clearly and concisely communicate directly to you in plain, orderly words.
  • We will use concrete language and avoid confusing idioms, puns, metaphors, sarcasm, etc.
  • We will provide visual demonstrations and cues with language to help you understand.
  • We will always focus on your strengths and help empower you to find “your best way” of overcoming challenges.
  • We will help you navigate social challenges and teach you appropriate responses.
  • We will help you learn what triggers cause your meltdowns and help you prevent them and thrive.
  • We will provide unconditional care, support, respect, and most of all, patience.
  • We will do everything we can to help you shine your light and share your brilliance!
Latest News
ShineLight to Host Autism Awareness Event- April 29, 2017
April 21, 2017

April 20, 2017 : Fayetteville, NC:   Local agency, Shinelight, who delivers services to individuals on the ASD spectrum will be hosting an “Autism Awareness Event” on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10am- 2pm at 203 Rowan Street in Fayetteville. There…

Residential Living

We work with residents who have autism to create an environment where they have a sense of ownership, comfort, and safety.

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Supported Employment

We're specially trained to help individuals with autism maximize their strengths and determine their interests with the goal of finding career opportunities.

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Community Living

We work to create a greater understanding by serving as an advocate and educational resource within the community.

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