The Laurel Foundation believes that the autism spectrum is a result of natural variations in the human brain that may pose challenges to individuals and their families. We subscribe to the fundamental principle that autistic behaviors are not always issues to be altered and only develop support services where requested that focus on improving quality of life.
We embrace the concept that the autism spectrum should be accepted as a natural expression of the human genome, and accommodated like any other condition where possible.
The Laurel Autism Family Project respects the values of persons wishing to participate. The treatment links / references have been approved by leading autism organizations, are evidenced based approaches and are designed to provide options for families to help their children adapt to the social requirements in their communities. We pledge to continuously develop the service model in order to improve the well-being of families and their children.
Adopted by the Board of Directors January 29, 2020
Promoting mental wellness through research and program development.
Since 1989, The Laurel Foundation has worked to support the betterment of people’s mental health. The primary focus of the foundation is autism spectrum disorder and mental wellness, along with support of medical missions in Mongolia.
What Drives Us
The Laurel Foundation is run by a small board of Directors with experience in business, finance, neuroscience, education, medicine and autism spectrum disorders. The Directors of the Board volunteer their time and expertise to fulfill the mandate of the foundation. Laurel Foundation is a ‘virtual’ organization, meeting monthly to review and advance selected projects. The foundation has no overhead, made possible by the generosity of local business, who donate use of their meeting rooms and facilities to the Foundation. Accordingly, all financial donations flow directly through to autism research, mental health programs and medical missions in Mongolia. 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.
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