Laureen Nolan Sills, mother of three, one with autism spectrum disorder, is the co-founder of Malibu Special Education Foundation in 2002. She created a casual family support group in 2002 called Wine and Whine and has been hosting it monthly since. Laureen served on Governor’s Advisory Commission to State of California for five years and is the author of Parent’s Perspective: Parenting A Child With Autism printed in The Edge, Department of Education Fall 2017.
A Los Angeles native, I was living in South East Asia when our son was born with Cerebral Palsy. We moved back to Malibu when he turned three years old to find more comprehensive services and support. Soon after, I attended a meeting hosted by The Malibu Special Education Foundation and never looked back. I joined the Board and serve as the Secretary in hopes of helping other families and support providers create a caring, productive and all-inclusive community in Malibu.
Julie has been a member of the Malibu Special Education Foundation board since
2008.She is the mother of three children , all of whom attended Malibu public schools.Before she was a full time child wrangler, she was a geriatric social worker!
Mother of 5 awesome children. Tara has spent the last 17 years navigating and advocating for her eldest daughter with autism & epilepsy. She is active in the Malibu community on the MSEF board of directors, Juan Cabrillo Site Council, and voluntarily teaches mindfulness. She has a bachelor of business and marketing, but is contemplating a masters in Special Education to incorporate her love of mindfulness teaching. She grew up in Asia, has traveled extensively, lived in many places, but has decided to make Malibu her home. In her limited free-time, she loves to go to Zuma Beach with her kids, hike Malibu trails, and has started to take piano lessons so that she can play with her children; who all play beautifully. The special-needs community is near and dear to her heart.
Who We Are:
The Foundation was formed in 2002 by parents who were willing to find creative ways to fund much-needed programs and support the administrators, staff and teachers working in special education.
What We Do:
Programs We Fund: