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What We Do

 

Our Mission:

The Unicorn Children's Foundation is dedicated to building communities of support, acceptance and opportunity for individuals and families challenged by neurodiversity.

 

Vision:

We envision a world, where all people, regardless of their neurological differences, can be fully engaged members of society who are given the opportunity to:

 

Key Initiatives:

 

What are Neurodevelopmental Disorders?

Neurodiverse disorders range from Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Asperger’s, and other learning disabilities to the more severe Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Autism. Children with neurodiverse disorders are impacted by challenges that affect their ability to communicate effectively, develop and sustain relationships, tolerate their surroundings, navigate their social world, and/or succeed in academics.

Neurodiversity refers to the idea that people experience the world differently, based on their neurological attributes. The neurodiversity movement recognizes neurological differences as equally valid, unique, and socially beneficial neurological experiences of the world that should be celebrated. Rather than taking the perspective that these individuals are broken or impaired, we direct our focus to developing each individual’s strengths and interests into competitive advantages.

While there are many theories and no definitive answers, tremendous progress has been made in developing evidence-based strategies that can help children and young adults overcome these challenges. These best-practice strategies should address specific challenges rather than specific diagnostic labels. We hope to provide parents, professionals, and policy makers with tools that allow these individuals to reach their maximum potential and become fully engaged members of the communities in which they live.

 

How Are We Helping?

The Unicorn Children’s Foundation is working toward a future where every child in the world with a neurodiverse disorder will have access to early identification and effective treatment so that they can lead productive and fulfilled lives. We raise funds to support education, awareness, and research that will improve the quality of life for our most vulnerable members.

 

Federal EIN:

57-1168205

 

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