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.