Stephen Shore coined the phrase
“If you’ve met one person with Autism, you’ve met one person with Autism”.
Different Journeys is reflective of this because each and everyone’s journey with Autism is different. No two journeys are the same because no one individual is the same.
To provide social platforms that connect autistic youth and autistic adults and their families in inclusive safe and supportive environments.
This enables us to provide individualised wraparound supports to decrease the prevalence of mental illness and social
isolation in the autism community and enhance their employment and education opportunities. It also creates a place for the broader community to embrace, learn from and empower the autism community.
To create ways for the autistic community to connect, empower and support each other and exchange isolation, prejudice and ignorance with connections, hope and community. We support Celebrations. We provide Connections. We create Communities.
A future where autistic people fully participate in public life facilitated by community awareness and understanding.
Different Journeys was born as a need rather than a want. Two parents couldn’t find any supports or services for their teenage children and felt it was essential for their teens to learn the strategies and develop the resilience to rise above the obstacles placed in their way.
The support of all members within Different Journeys is incredible. We would not be what we are today without them. Everyone has a role, and together with the collaboration of our community we are constantly trying to improve the lives of people with autism and their families.