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Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Autism, Disabilities, Health

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 the past seven years, ASDF has provided direct financial assistance to over 2,150 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.

Community Stories

380 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for giving my two young children and I Christmas this year. We are so blessed by all that you do for others as well as what you did for us. I am a single momma with cancer and cannot provide anything extra for my children or myself. Again I am amazed at all that you do for others. Thank you. God bless. Amy H

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family is so greatful for the gift card for my autistic son, his tablet recently broke and this will help my son so much!!! Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 2 ASD children, Aiden and Olivia, had the best Christmas thanks to your generosity! Its the 1st year I've been unable to provide and they were looking at no presents under the tree. They're great kids and expect nothing, but for a parent unable to provide, this giftcard program SAVED Christmas for them! I cried over being able to get them coats and gloves and pants that fit. And to be able to get Aiden something for roleplaying has already gotten him interacting more! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts! You guys are amazing! May God Bless you all in this season and year to come!

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Kristy M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to you ASDF my two boys will be very blessed. I was able to get IPADs for my sons. They have really needed this for a long time. This organization replied to my email almost immediately. It is so reassuring to know there is a resource out there to help our ASD children. These kids are so special and I am so grateful to ASDF for caring. Thank you for all you do.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Because of this organization my kids will have the most amazing year ever, I am so thankful and I truly needed this . Thank you so very much

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This foundation has helped make my boys Christmas wonderful for the past 2 years . I am so grateful

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Shanny Rodriguez L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to express my deepest gratitude for your generous donations on my son iPad it will help him on speech development. Your support means a lot to us. We thank you very much !!!! Merry Christmas from all us

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my2rs

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our sincere gratitude to ASDF for your generous support to Parker Autism Foundation which funded camp scholarship for our son as well as gift cards for Christmas. Thank you for giving our family the opportunity to provide our son with life-long memories and experiences that we are unable to give him.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you ASDF for your support to Parker Autism Foundation which has been a Godsend to my family and our son diagnosed with ASD at age 4. Aside from the financial strains associated with caring for a child on the spectrum, he has also undergone two open heart surgeries and a lengthy procedure/treatment for bilateral clubfeet. Needless to say, the added financial stress of the holidays can be overwhelming. But because of your kindness and generosity, through PAF, you have given our son and our family the means to provide him not only with the opportunity to give him a "magical" and joyous Christmas! but also with camp scholarship which helps sustain his social/emotional and cognitive growth over the summer months! Any ASD parent will tell you, this is extremely important for their progress and continued development. From the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Four of our clinic families received gift cards from the ASDF for Christmas. I wish you could have seen the families' reactions when they received the news that they had been chosen, their reactions were unbelievably emotional and absolutely priceless! Family #1 has two little girls, ages 5 and 6, both have Autism. The girl's Father passed away just two months ago and Mom is now a single parent. They have had to move in with family members and the girls have had great difficulty comprehending what is happening and dealing with the associated transitions. Family #2 has a 17 year old son who is severely autistic, the parents were recently in a motor vehicle accident and are recovering this holiday season. Family #3 is a family of 5, they have a 4 year old with Autism. Family #4 also has two boys, ages 2 and 4, both with Autism. This family is currently in the middle of a difficult move. They wanted to share their ASDF gift and used part of their gift cards to purchase gifts for other families in our community who are touched by Autism. Thank you so much for bringing these families some much needed cheer this holiday season. Our clinic is so thankful for your foundation and for your continued generosity in our community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so very grateful for you guys and what you did for our family!! My son got an iPad for his learning and speech development and right at Christmas time!!! He wouldn't have a Christmas without your help!!!

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Mavis F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We received a gift card from this foundation for Christmas. We are so grateful to get this help. I am a single mom with 2 daughters and I am getting over breast cancer. I only work part time but gaining more strength every day. Your gift was an answered prayer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for this organization ! I have a daughter with Autism and I am a single mom. The holidays get to be chaotic and expensive for us. Thank you for your generosity this season, now I can get my daughters what they have been wanting for Christmas.

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Amanda G.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much to the kind people at Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation for the generosity they have bestowed upon my family. The Christmas gift card program has been a huge blessing to our family. Because of therapies 3 times a week for 2 children I had to leave my job, and Christmas this year just wasn't going to happen. Thanks to the Christmas card program I am now able to focus on my children's therapies and needs, while they focus on unwrapping Christmas presents.

She'Cholle W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family is so grateful, and thankful for ASDF! My middle child was recently diagnosed with Autism, and it has been an enlightening journey already! My son Caleb Jr has several head injuries that cause him to need help with most ADL's, communication, and guidance with his behaviors. Living paycheck to paycheck, or no paycheck at all, leaves us in a tight bind with getting essentials. Caleb Jr, is so thankful for his gift! Having an IPad helps him with his education, his social skills, and his play skills! Thank you so much ;)

Keri L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

ASDF really helped my family through their Christmas Gift Card Program. I was struggling to figure out how I could move things around in my already tight budget, but was stressing out when I thought Christmas was going to be very small. I got a phone call that I was receiving a gift card and it really made a big difference due to the fact that I didn't have to choose how to "tweak"my budget, and I was even able to get a few meals with it too. This has truly been a blessing to know my family will be smiling on Christmas Day and it is because of the generous folks at this organization ASDF that made it possible.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks for Mr Michael and all the people who donated at this foundation.! My son is autistic and is non verbal he goes to speech &occupation Thearpy . The iPad he receive will help more visual and listen & learn for a better learning and to talk more and improve a lot more thanks for everything god bless you and putting my little boy a smile& increasing his progress for learning more thanks.!
Have a blessing day
Lot of love from Chavez Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so Much! It was a blessing the gift card my son had he needed few weather clothing to socks and shoes and toys for this christmas this year and all the stuff he needed plus a beautiful dinner i made for my son and the family of 4 THANK YOU SO MUCH for this blessing!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

ASDF staff, Michael, Jan:
Thank you so very much for the holiday gift card. I have read your mission and it has been delivered to my family in a promising way. Words can’t express how grateful we are to receive this blessing. Happy Holidays and May God continue to bless you.
~Williams family~

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you for your donation to Wal-mart. The family that received this donation is a boy, Damien who lives with mom, step dad and 4 siblings. Damien is severely autistic, and the money from this donation was used to buy him toys and things that he will be able to do that will help him learn and grow. They are so very thankful for this donation to help Damien with his needs.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the donation to Wal-Mart. The family who was received this donation have a severely autistic child, Conner, who along with his mom and older brother had been living in a car for the past 4 months, though very recently were able to find a place of their own. This donation helped the mom give her son Conner a room that was perfect for him and has helped him settle into his own space, it was the perfect early Christmas present for Conner and the family is so thankful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

And iPad from this foundation for my son Jacob. He is eight years old and has autism. He is very delayed in speech and has communication problems. All of his therapist use an iPad or a computer to get him to complete his task. This came at the perfect time and will really help him with his communication goals. Thank you so much.
The Henkels

Kesha B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation helped me provide Christmas to my children. I will forever be thankful!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The ASDF has been such a blessing to our family. We received Christmas help from the Parker Autism foundation. It has been a difficult year and we are so grateful for the love and support.