Mission, Vision, and Values


Vancouver Island Autistic Homes (VIAH) Society exists to enable and support persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or other developmental disabilities to live in the community.

In fulfilling its mission, VIAH deems itself successful when its individuals make progress towards having choices, access to opportunities, skills and support to live, learn, work and recreate in the community, their residences and the broader community.

We believe this mission can best be achieved in an environment that:

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Acknowledges and respects the social and emotional needs of each person
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Adresses individual behavioural/communication, social and developmental needs
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Attracts and involves the community
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Meets the need for genuine enjoyment of life
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Parallels community living standards
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Promotes personal independence and responsibility
Provides opportunities for community integration
Promotes public awareness and support
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Provides the opportunity to work and be paid
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Allows for diversity of religious beliefs
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Never uses aversive methods

VIAH's programs are designed to permit people with autism and other challenging disabilities to follow life’s day-to-day rhythms and experience conditions of everyday living that are as similar as possible to those experienced by mainstream society.


Our vision is to provide a means of the development and implementation of residential and vocational programs for persons with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities in the community.


VIAH's family and advocate driven board reflects the Society's values, and its positive
approach to engagement, inclusion, and individualized programs.

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    A person-centred approach
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    Self determination
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    Individual rights and dignity
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    Community inclusion
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    Personal growth, respect, joy, truth, honesty, humility, integrity, caring, compassion, generosity, and kindness.
Tax-deductible donations can be made to support the
Society’s work by sending donations to
Vancouver Island Autistic Homes Society
23, 211-2840 Peatt Rd

Langford, BC V9B 3V4

Please enclose your name and address so a receipt can be mailed to you.
VIAH is registered charity # BN 108167123RR0001
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