The Laurel Foundation since 1988 has worked to support the betterment of people’s mental health. Its primary focus has been with autism as the Foundation was born from the Laurel House Society, an organization that treated families with autistic children.
The Foundation’s strengths are its diligent stewardship of funds and a committed volunteer board of directors who are dedicated to maximizing the Foundation’s resources to benefit the greatest number of persons in need.
In recent times the Foundation has been supporting activities, programs and research for persons with autism spectrum disorders focusing on improving the quality of the lives of people with autism who are not funded by the BC government.
The goal of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of a comprehensive self-determination curriculum that was developed by CBI Consultants, Ltd. and was provided to 62 adolescents (ages 15-18, 58% male) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DDs).