GHA Autism Supports serves individuals with many different beliefs from many different backgrounds. Race, ethnicity, gender, age and other characteristics create individual diversity and cultural differences. As an organization, we aspire to treat all cultural needs with sensitivity and respect. We tailor services that incorporate each person’s heritage and unique cultural framework. In 2020, we gathered information from parents, guardians, employees and community stakeholders assessing our respect for both individual diversity and different cultural backgrounds. The table which follows summarizes these perspectives. Survey responses, shown below, indicated that parents, guardians, employees and community stakeholders believed GHA demonstrates awareness of diversity and cultural sensitivity toward individuals we support.
GHA Autism Supports: Cultural Sensitivity Indicators
|100% of parents-guardians indicated they strongly agree or agree that GHA is sensitive to cultural differences among individuals.||2020 GHA Parent-Guardian Satisfaction Survey|
|100% of community supporters strongly agree or agree that GHA provides culturally sensitive services.||2020 GHA Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey|
|100% of community supporters strongly agree or agree that GHA does not discriminate in the provision of services.||2020 GHA Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey|
|92% of GHA employees strongly agree or agree that GHA creates and maintains an environment that respects and supports individual’s and staff’s diverse backgrounds (e.g. culture, ethnicity, beliefs, age, race, gender).||2020 GHA Employee Satisfaction Survey|
COVID-19 (coronavirus) Information
GHA Autism Supports continues to keep the health and safety of all individuals supported and employees at the core of all decision making. We have implemented the following safety measures:
- All group meetings have transitioned to utilizing conferencing systems.
- Strict visitation guidelines are in effect at all programs.
- We encourage temporarily replacing in-person visitation with telephonic communication to limit exposure at all sites.
- Second Street Sundries is currently offering curbside pick-up and ordering through the online system.
- We will continue to monitor all updates, and update this information accordingly. Thank you for your patience as we navigate these uncertain times.
213 N. Second Street, Albemarle, NC 28001
PO Box 2487, Albemarle, NC 28002
PO Box 4122, Wilmington, NC 28406
Phone: (704) 982-9600
Fax: (704) 982-8155
Phone: (910) 769-1046
Fax: (910) 399-1780
GHA Autism Supports is licensed by the Division of Health Service Regulation of the North Carolina Department of Human Resources. In addition, GHA Autism Supports is nationally accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). ICF/MR homes are certified by the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance. GHA Autism Supports is affiliated with the Division TEACCH program at UNC-CH, the Autism Society of North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Community-Based ICF/MR and CAP providers and the North Carolina Providers Council.