The mission of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA is to raise and disburse funds in order to provide research, care, and advocacy to benefit those with genetic intellectual disabilities in accordance with the medical and ethical standards of Dr. Jerome Lejeune, the father of modern genetics. This is carried out by conducting, promoting, and funding therapeutically oriented research; by assisting in the development of healthcare services for these individuals; and by serving as their advocate in a spirit of respect for the dignity of all human persons.
Created in 1996 in Paris and in 2012 in the United States, the Jerome Lejeune Foundation is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation serving those with genetic intellectual disabilities and their families:
In 2015 the foundation expanded further to include an office in Madrid, and a clinic in Dubai.
You can view a brief narrated slideshow on the mission of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation here: