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Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Inc

Rating: 4.39 stars   236 reviews 22,237

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228 W. Lincoln Highway 301 Schererville IN 46375 USA

Mission:

The goal of ASDF is to support children with an autism spectrum disorder by providing information, education and financial assistance to their families and relevant community service organizations. Funds donated to ASDF will be used to address any and all kinds of issues in assisting children with autism and their families. By providing financial assistance to families and autism-specific organizations, together we are able to give autistic children and their families the resources they need to grow. In addition, we spread awareness by providing Early Detection Kits, free of charge, to individuals and agencies who work with infants, toddlers and preschool children. In the past five years, ASDF has provided direct financial assistance to approximately 1,427 families who have children on the autism spectrum. The financial assistance went for camp scholarships, iPads for children who are nonverbal, swimming lessons, horse therapy lessons and holiday gift cards. During the same period of time, we provided autism awareness information to approximately 2,478,000 new mothers across the United States through our autism awareness program.

Programs:

The foundation educates the public about autism; provides families tools and educational materials to assist in the early detection of autism as well as tools to treat children suffering from autism; and provides families of people suffering from autism with information on programs available to assist them.

the foundation provides financial assistance to the families and relevent community service organizations that help people suffering from autism.

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877.806.0635
http://www.myasdf.org/

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Rating: 5 stars  

We love this foundation!! I applied for an iPad for my son who is non-verbal and has Autism. We received his iPad and we love it!! Also they kept in contact with me and always replied in a timely manner!! Thank you so much!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This amazing organization provided a iPad for our 6 year old autistic daughter. Without them, she never would have gotten one, we just can't afford iit. The apps on this thing are amazing and she is learning so much! Thank you so much for this wonderful gift

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

My grandson with autism recevied his i pad today ,it has bin very helpfull with his education, and learning ability. He is 5 years old , stimulus his brain , eye hand coordination.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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Hello! I am an Elementary ASD Educator in Detroit, MI and we are SO EXCITED to have received iPads for our elementary and middle school students on the spectrum. These iPads will be an invaluable enhancement to their communication and academic capabilities. These iPads will serve as sources of communication for our nonverbal students and will provide supplementary academic tasks for our students, as well. As a teacher, I am overwhelmed with joy at the thought of how much we can do and how much the children will grow by using these wonderful iPads. Many thanks to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation and a specific thanks to Mr. Michael Slutsky and Jan Coyer for their extensive patience and support in making sure that our students were blessed to be the recipients of these iPads. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your help!!!!!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I just want to thank the foundation for sending the ipads to my son school. My son has his own iPad now.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hello Michael,

My name is Jennifer Amash. I have 6 kids with 2 of them being on the Autism Spectrum among other things. To say it is a challenge daily in our home would be an understatement. I am always on the go taking kids to therapy, Doctors appointments, IEP meetings, School gatherings etc. I also take care of my disabled father and my 85 year old grandmother with dementia. I help run the Vancouver WA autism mom's group and I coach for the MiracIe League of Vancouver WA. I like to think i am a very giving, caring person and I think my friends would agree. This past July I came down with a terrible pneumonia which I ignored for quite a while and it put me in the hospital with respiratory failure. I spent over 11 days in the hospital which I had never done before ever, I am generally a healthy person and the only times i have been in the hospital were for my 6 deliveries and a minor surgery. As you can imagine being the one who takes care of everyone being laid up has been unbearable for me but I haven't really had a choice. I'm not one to ask for help and be dependent on others so this has been a struggle for me. When I received your check in the mail, I couldn't believe it. I was shocked. Financially, things have been strained around here as my husband has had to take time off work to take me to appointments etc. I was able to pay a few bills, buy some groceries that are easy for the kids to make meals, and hire people to come in and help me with my kiddos. Nobody really wanted to help much when they weren't getting compensated. I can't tell you how much the funds have helped out my family. I am still very sick and on bed rest. I am on all kinds of medication which is also very new to me. Now that I have the means to pay for respite, I am getting some much needed rest. I am waiting on a bunch of test results to come in and when the time comes I'll deal with whatever needs to be done. I am just amazed at your generosity and I hope you know how much My family and I appreciate what you've done for us. Thank you so much!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I would like to thank you for my sons ipad he will benefit from this alot..he has autism..sensory issues and adhd..he really needed this to help him..again thank you please donate to autism they really do help..

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have 2 sons with autism one is by birth and other one is adopted.the autism Foundation has helped get christmas for kids with funds that are done by donations.I could have not got them hardly nothing without their help they are a true blessing.please keep donations coming in this truly helps so many families that need help.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have 3 special needs children, and my son got 1 ipad

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I wanted to thank you for helping my grandson Damian with getting a iPad. I was unable to afford Damian and iPad and I reach out to many organization, and the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation was able to help my 7 year old grandson he is autistic and he learns from working on the computer I tried to get one through the school, but they help the nonverbal student first and since my grandson is verbal it was harder to receive one. I wanted to help my grandson with is IEP goals and one of the goals he is working on is to be midstream %100. Damian was overjoyed when he received the iPad he was running and jumping all over the place. Thank you again for helping my grandson with his education goal

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?

2016

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I just want to take the time to say thank you for my son's new Ipad! He needed this for a communication device for the PECS system and for tactile assignments from his therapist. We greatly appreciate your kind gift.

 
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