Golden Hat Foundation

  • Causes: Children, Education, Human Rights
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  • Mission: The mission of the Golden Hat Foundation is to change the way people with autism are perceived, by shining a light on their abilities and emphasizing their great potential. With proper education and career training, these individuals can truly realize their dreams.
  • Details: The Golden Hat Foundation was founded by actress Kate Winslet and Austinite Margret Ericsdottir and headquartered in Austin, TX. Research indicates that within the next 15 years, more than 500,000 children in the US with an ASD diagnosis will enter adulthood. Today, many adults with autism are being cared for by aging parents, who in most cases will not outlive their children, leaving them with limited options for lifelong support. In addition to ongoing unique awareness initiatives that highlight capabilities of those on the autism spectrum, our long-term goals include the establishment of innovative post-high school living campuses designed to truly honor all individuals with ASD by creating an environment that supports and respects their individual needs and strengths.