About Us

Vision Statement

At the Golisano Autism Center, we envision a world where autistic individuals are fully embraced and empowered, and where their families are supported in achieving their goals. By promoting acceptance, understanding, and inclusion, the center seeks to create a more equitable and just society for autistic individuals and their families.

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Our Values

Identity-Centered

We recognize the unique needs and aspirations of autistic individuals and their families, placing autism and neurodiversity at the heart of all our activities.

Excellence

We are dedicated to hosting partner providers whose focus on delivering services meet the highest standards of quality.

Collaboration

We believe that collaboration leads to achieving the best outcomes for the autistic community.

Empowerment

We believe in empowering autistic individuals and their families by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to make informed decisions and achieve their goals.

Inclusion

We value neurodiversity and are committed to promoting a culture of inclusivity where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

Innovation

We embrace innovation and are committed to continuously improving our services, programs, and practices to better meet the evolving needs of the autistic community.

Our History

May 2017
May 2017
Golisano Autism Center to be Built in Rochester. Thank you to our Founding Partners: Al Sigl, AutismUp, CP Rochester, Tom Golisano and the Golisano Foundation
April 2019
April 2019
Golisano Autism Center Board Event

Board Members of the Founding Agencies which are Putting the Pieces Together to create the new Golisano Autism Center (Al Sigl Community of Agencies, Autism Up and CP Rochester) gathered for an update on the progress of this comprehensive center which will transform the lives of thousands of children and young adults and their families who live with Autism.

Thank you to B. Thomas Golisano and the Trustees of Golisano Foundation for the stunning lead gifts they have provided and to Ann Costello for highlighting these extraordinary efforts.