About us

The HealthyUNow Foundation (HUNF) was founded on December 28, 2011 by Julie A. Buckley, MD, along with Laurie Thomas and Michele Palumbo, and is designated a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS.

The Foundation was started to create virtual and physical communities for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

The physical community will be a tribute to the understanding many parents have that an unhealthy environment, both internal and external, will result in the development of disease.

A wellness center will have programs and therapies with proven results, such as healthy nutrition, gluten-free/casein-free (GFCF) foods, organic gardening, an exercise area, animal therapies, creative therapies in art, music and drama, as well as medical care, and family and financial counseling.

An education/vocation center will provide a day program for adults, independent living skills and vocational training, after school programs for kids, and more.

A residential center will feature supported living and supervised living facilities, a residential home and visitor housing.

Read more about our approach...

We are...
a community
moms & dads
doctors and nurses,
nutritionists and counselors
We love someone with Autism
We have hope for a better future
We need answers
We desperately need support
We cannot do it alone anymore
We will reach out to
others like ourselves
We stand together with the belief
that healing in Autism is possible   We are a community.