Mission & Vision
OpenMinds is an NGO created by concerned individuals in 2012 to assist people with Special Needs by:
- Raising awareness & promoting integration at all levels, particularly in schools, universities and the workplace
- Providing financially needy families with various treatments, testing, training and therapy services at the AUBMC Special Kids Clinic
- Supporting Research in neurodevelopmental disorders at the Neurogenetics Program at AUBMC
At OpenMinds we value the uniqueness and extreme worth of the AUBMC Special Kids Clinic (ASKC) to our community, and have embarked on a mission to enhance its services making them accessible to many, in order to propagate its value and benefits further into our society. We are concerned with the overwhelming prevalence of special needs amongst children and young adults today, and are troubled by this growing trend.
Action is needed at all levels to ensure that these special children become functioning members of our society, contributing to the productivity, general well-being, and healthy diversity of our community. This action is necessary at the level of nurseries, schools, universities and the workplace.