In the “Campaign Committee Profile” piece, Laura discusses what the JBCC means to her and why she wishes she had discovered this organization sooner.
“I had been familiar with the name, but I wasn’t aware of all the services provided by Judge Baker,” Laura said. “My son Tyler is autistic, so the mission is near and dear to me and my family.”
Tyler, 13, was diagnosed at age three. He is home-schooled and receives regular clinical and behavioral assessments and services. Barooshian is an advocate for JBCC, particularly of its evidence-based practices. Tyler’s services are similarly based, and she has seen the positive results firsthand.
“As a CPA, I’m analytical and want to see the results, so I really believe in methods that work for kids and can be proven,” Laura said. “I want to be able to help spread the word to other families about the important work they’re doing to improve the quality of mental health care and special education issues at all levels.”
Judge Baker Children’s Center is a non-profit organization that serves children by promoting their developmental, emotional, and intellectual well-being.