AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 3.95 stars   132 reviews

Issues: Disabilities

Location: 6903 Totem Beach Rd % Michael Slutsky Tulalip WA 98271 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

I want to thank you for your generosity... family has had a lot of hard ships this year and two autistic children not knowing of we could give them a good Christmas thanks to your foundation i got them both bikes blanket pillow and each a toy thank you so much truly a blessing receiving help this year for the holidays i would love to post pictures Christmas Morning... thank you again ... Tracey Smith

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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I would like to thank this organization for the help that was given to our family for Christmas. Me & my husband became unemployed & we have 4 of our grandkids we take care of, with mortgage , property txes, homeowners insurance, etc due, it was weighing heavy on us about what we gonna do for them for Christmas, when I heard about this organization I wrote a letter explaining our financial situation & any thing from this organization would be a great Blessing. One of our grandkids is Autistic & I really wanted to get him special toys to help him learn. We was so Blessed 2 be a recipient of a gift card from this organization. It bought tears 2 my eyes because they will have some toys for Christmas & a Christmas tree. We didnt even have that. I thank God for this organization & the people that make dreams & need come true. My grandkids are gonna be so happy Christmas morning. We cudnt afford an IPad for my autistic grandson but he did get an innotab

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our grandson, Aidan, is 4 years old and he is on the Autism Spectrum. During the past year we have learned so much about his disorder and how to help Aidan succeed. One of his biggest challenges is communication. He was very slow to speak, but currently has a vocabulary of about 80 words. Communicating his wants and needs continues to be a roadblock for him. When I heard of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation and their program to help children on the spectrum by supplying iPads, I was not sure it was for real. I contacted the foundation but was told that the year's allotment of iPads had already been distributed. That was a disappointment. Knowing what a benefit this assistive technology would be for my grandson I decided to start saving to hopefully purchase one. Several weeks later I received an email from the foundation informing me that a new supply of iPad mimi's was expected and I would be able to apply for one by sending Aidan's diagnosis. I immediately responded and within 10 days Aidan had his iPad mini. It is hard to express in words the difference this is making in Aidan's learning. There are many free apps available for children on the Autism Spectrum. We are currently using Candy Count to help with counting and sorting and number sense, ABA Flashcards for expressing emotions, and Emotions, Feelings, and Colors to help with social development. Aidan's vocabulary and his ability to express his wants, needs, and feelings is improving already. I can't wait to see what new apps will be available for him in the future. Thank you to the ASDF and its generous donors for providing this learning tool for our child and other children on the spectrum. It is truly a great blessing to see your child make the connections necessary to have a future. We are very grateful for this opportunity for our grandson. I will be donating the money I saved for Aidan's iPad to the foundation to benefit other children.
Denise Myers
Rochester, PA

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Words can't express how thankful we are of the gift card we received for Christmas. It allowed us to actually buy much needed shoes and coats as well as some gifts for the kids. We live on an extremely tight budget with really no room for Christmas presents. Instead of just trying to live day by day, we can actually celebrate this year.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the executive director of a nonprofit private school for children with autism. We recently had a student that could not get to school because his moms vehicle was not working. She is a single mom raising a child very impacted by autism and simply did not have the funds for the repairs. ASDF stepped in and paid for the repairs to get this young man back in our school where he can grow and thrive! I so appreciate knowing that when my kids have a genuine need I can help them turn to this foundation to help them. Thank you ASDF!

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We are raising our 34 month old grandson who is autistic . through this organization he received an I-PAD MINI and he is able to learn from the apps that can be downloaded for him. He now tries to sing the ABC song because he learned it from an app on the I-pad. It is a wonderful program. THANKYOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL OF THE HELP !!!
Tammy

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you very much for the generous donations that you give to the Autism Project of RI, because of your organization my son Kameron (age 13) was able to attend his Favorite camp 'Camp WannaGoAgain' this past summer. It is the one thing that my son looks forward to attending every year!! He has been attending camp with the Autism Project of RI since he was 5 years old, this camp is the GREATEST and the workers and volunteers go above and beyond to make sure our children are safe and have the most fun but most of all get to experience camp just like every typical child. Your donations are a blessing and well appreciated by my family, without them we might not have been able to afford camp because of family finances. It is good to know that there are people like you who care and have desire to help. On behalf of Kameron and myself we Thank you again! :-)
God bless you and your organization.
Sincerely, Kerry (Greatful mom of autistic son)

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Through the generous donations from the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation my 19 year old autistic son JJ has been able to participate in a therapeutic horseback riding program. Stirrups N Strides is a wonderful program that has helped my son on so many levels. JJ is an animal lover and being able to ride and bond with horses has been invaluable. The volunteers that run the program are truly wonderful people and depend on donations to make this program a success. We are very fortunate that organizations such as the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation are able to contribute to the various programs that help individual with autism.

Thank you again for all that you have done.
Kimberly Rosenstock

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I have a son who has autism & thanks to them, he was able to receive an ipad. He has been able to do things on the ipad to help him. Thanks Again!

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I have two autistic grandchildren who was able to get an iPad mini from this wonderful organization. I am so grateful for this great organization of autism, took the time to help my grandchildren to get these iPad. I have downloaded some really great apps for them - most were FREE - I can tell already this is going to help them in many ways. Thanks ASDF!

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