autusm support services in fayetteville | ShineLight

We strive to help you shine your inner light.

About Us

At Shinelight, you’re family.

ShineLight was founded in 2006 to serve the residential needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. As time passed, we were called to focus on the very specific needs of individuals with autism and to expand our services. We support individuals across the full spectrum of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), providing residential services, supportive employment services, and community outreach and education. Our name reflects our goal to be a beacon of hope for everyone touched by autism.

Our Mission

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

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.

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