“When my son, with severe autism, is in a crowded classroom under fluorescent lighting, he may run around the room hands over his ears, too distracted and dys-regulated to focus. When in the Santa Monica Mountains, he can lead his classmates, effortlessly, on every trail. An outsider watching my son in his classroom would deem him low functioning. In the outdoors, he would be called the leader.” – Elaine Hall (Huffington Post)
Santa Monica Mountains is an environment where people can truly be themselves, thriving to become what no one ever imagined they could.