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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Autism, Disabilities, Health

Mission: Generation Rescue is the leading national organization that provides hope, information and immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders. We are usually the first resource families turn to when facing a diagnosis. Generation Rescue educates, supports, advocates and truly empowers families affected by autism to achieve a better quality of life today and encourages healthy choices for future generations. Our vision is to prevent future generations from being diagnosed with autism. We continue to work toward this goal.

Results: Generation Rescue currently helps more than 25,000 families affected by autism spectrum disorders – offering programs nationwide that provide services on a local level and providing mentors in 39 countries around the world. We have a number of great ways to support families including more than 1,300 volunteer parent mentors (we call them our “Rescue Angels”), a toll-free hotline (fielding more than 5,500 calls each year) and an informative website with great tips for accessing resources (read by 25,000 people monthly). Generation Rescue also offers programming on autism treatments, a national conference, virtual and local conferences, links to helpful articles, recommended physicians, and medical grants to families who cannot afford critical treatments such as doctor visits, lab testing and nutritional counseling. We encourage families to visit www.generationrescue.org to learn about the many ways Generation Rescue can support them.

Programs: Generation Rescue’s programs and services are focused on providing support to families affected with autism; such as, grants for treatment, a forum for parents to connect and mentor each other, education and awareness, and support thorough a 24-hour hotline service. Rescue Family Grant Program Rescue Family Grants provide autism treatment for families who otherwise would not have access. Generation Rescue provides families a unique autism treatment program which is not funded by school districts, county programs, insurance or other grant-generating entities. Parent Mentor Program Generation Rescue’s “Rescue Angels” are parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder who have seen significant improvement or loss of diagnosis through the use of novel therapies. “Rescue Angels" volunteer their time to answer questions, give guidance, and provide referrals to local resources for families starting on their journey. Education Generation Rescue is a proud partner of AutismOne the largest US autism conference encompassing novel therapies, behavioral therapies, family advocacy, and physician and first responder training. Support Generation Rescue’s hotline is a resource and referral service, answering questions, addressing concerns, sending additional information and providing hope for recovery to families in need. Families can call (877) 98-AUTISM 24 hours a day.

Community Stories

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I met Generation Rescue around 5 years ago. I had no idea what they do until I met all this families who came to the Generation Rescue Conference in Chicago. The support, information and solutions that they gives to families effected with autism is out of this world. I saw how people thanks them and Jenny McCarthy for what they did for them. Generation Rescure is the best non profit organization for autism.
I will support them and direct people to them as long as I can.
Keep doing the great job that you doing.
Shuki Moran
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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Generation Rescue is one of the best and most dedicated groups helping families with children with Autism. Their staff genuinely cares and is invested in each family. It is truly a great organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Generation Rescue is an amazing organization that continues educate parents with kids with autism so to help save both time and money. I just attend the Autism Education Summit and learn about diet, supplements and digestive health to help support any child. They brought in so many experts in one weekend and each Dr. made time to answer questions and talk to each parent. Great learning experience and will be back next year!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love Generation Rescue!! Words truly cannot describe to joy we feel when we think about how much the entire staff and organization care about our little family. My son is 7 years old and he was a Rescue Grant recipient almost 2 years ago. Generation Rescue has helped us get to where we are today. The grant program provided us with guidance and direction. We are not sure where we would be if not for the grant program. My son has so much more understandable language, makes eye contact without having to constantly be told and most of all he is understanding others more. Since starting with Generation Rescue, my son has come out of his shell...a fog has been lifted and he is able to enjoy spending time with others and interacting with adults and peers. Generation Rescue is an amazing organization that we stand by. They give us HOPE ! We love the entire staff and the love and dedication they put into helping our kids and us. Thank you so much for all that you do for Dom and for your hand holding for us parents. We don't know where we would be without you.

1 Chrissy12

Client Served

Rating: 5

My twin girls both were diagnosed with Autism at 3 years old. We had no eye contact, they were completely nonverbal and we couldn't go out anywhere without a severe meltdown occurring. On top of this they had major health issues. I didn't know where to turn for help. I was overwhelmed, and could not afford the costly medical treatments on my own. I was referred to Generation Rescue and our lives changed forever.
My girls were recipients of the Rescue Family Grant. The grant provided education, doctor visits and crucial supplements that addressed so many of the issues my girls struggled with. We saw major improvement during the grant program that continues through today. My girls now have constant eye contact, they can tell me "hi" and I "love you". A lot of their health issues have improved.
There is no doubt in my mind that we would not be as far as we are today without the help of Generation Rescue. It is an organization that truly helps families affected by Autism. GR uses the donations received towards providing medical treatment that families could not otherwise afford on their own. This treatment makes a world of difference in improvement of the issues that impact our children's lives. It is an amazing organization of individuals that care so much about helping children and families affected by Autism. I recommend GR to all newly diagnosed families I meet. Generation Rescue gave us the hope for recovery.

Annette37

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have always felt the message Generation Rescue shares is a good one. Clean vaccines, educate yourself, and take certain steps to help improve your child's diagnosis. I find the information shared by this organization to be so valuable and the way they share it is available to everyone. They host the autism education summit every year where hundreds ofmparents come together to lrarn from Doctors and experts and it is always an exciting time. Its not just HOPE Generation Rescue provides but a sense of COMMUNITY that is everything to me and everyone I know that is involved. An excellent organization with an excellent purpose!

Donor

Rating: 5

Generation Rescue -- is an amazing organization which I have come to love. My niece Caelan has autism and our family became involved with raising money and awareness for GR about 8 years ago. The programs and staff are one of a kind especially their Executive Director, Candace McDonald. They are extremely unique with their support to families - My family and I consider them family. They have moved the needle for their fundraising and passion for getting the "kids" access to doctors and treatments.

Michele135

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Generation Rescue is an amazing autism organization that I have been affiliated with for over 10 years. I chose to work with Generation Rescue because they have immediate help for families affected by autism. They offer guidance, education and financial support for those who need it. My family has helped Generation Rescue raise over $700,000 to help those in need of autism support. My 14 year old daughter has recovered from autism with all the things Generation Rescue suggests from first diagnosis to recovery. This organization is far superior than any other autism organization in the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Because kids that have special needs NEED organizations like Generation Rescue to help them through their journey of life. Even greater than that, the organization provides the families with grants that can help them with strategies and treatments that could be otherwise be considered unattainable and expensive. And in the grand scheme of it all, Generation Rescue educates others through events such as the Autism Summit. I am proud to be a volunteer that has worked behind the scenes, met lifelong friends, and advocatesfor the superheroes in my life: my students and friends that are on the autism spectrum. Thank you Generation Rescue!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Generation Rescue provides what few autism organizations can...reliable resources, emotional support, and financial assistance to families who qualify. I have been a part of Generation Rescue's effort to help children and families on the spectrum since its beginning and am proud of the mission and accomplishments of this amazing organization. Not only does Generation Rescue offer hope to families and affected loved ones, it also does it in a financially and professionally responsible way. It's an honor to be a part of this incredible group.