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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 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.

Community Stories

284 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the Executive Director of Aaron's Acres which is an organization that provides year round recreational programs to children and young adults, ages 5-21 with developmental disabilities. This summer, as a result of receiving scholarship funding from ASDF, 8 families (that have financial limitations) are able to enroll their children diagnosed with having autism to our camp program. Without this funding, scholarships would not have been provided to these families resulting in their children being at home most of the summer, without opportunities to work on socialization and communication with their peers. Everyone involved with our organization is most grateful for this type of support!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family would like to say THANK YOU for your generous sponsorships for my son, Ranson to attend social skills camp in Boca Raton, Fl. It will be life changing for him!

My son is an Autistic teenager trying to find his niche' in this world. This clinician is well known and I have been wanting for several years Ranson to attend his social skills groups, but his insurance did not cover it.

These are skills that are so important to Autistic children. Learning them in a unique way is what it takes. Now my son, Ranson will have this chance.

I also appreciate the transportation scholarship as well. I am a single mother who is recovering from a serious illness.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a special education teacher in a small, rural community. I teach summer school and contacted the Austism Spectrum Disorder Foundation about helping to fund my students getting to do some aquatic therapies in our city's swimming pool. Thanks to them we will get to go simming each day of summer school. This is a great foundation!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have given my son a chance of lifetime. By helping him attwnd a autism based summer camp this summer. I wish i couldve hugged them thru the email. This will be a whole new experience for him and me too as weve never been apart more than 1 night. Hes going to learb life skills and memories and friends for a lifetime

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently emailed the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation,asking if they helped with strollers for children on the spectrum. I specified my son who is 7 yo,and can walk perfectly fine,but he wanders and runs. Mr. Michael Slutsky emailed me quite quickly,and informed they would be more than happy to assist with the purchase of one. He just needed proof of his diagnosis and to email a picture of the stroller of my choice. I sent in my my sons papers,and a picture of what I had found. He quickly sent back the confirmation order,and my sons stroller will be here Monday. If it wasn't for Mr. Michael Slutsky and this amazing foundation,this would have never been possible. I can't thank you enough. I will be forever grateful!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm so beyond happy with the help my son got. We asked about help with a saddle so he can do therphy riding on his own horse. Well today the saddle arrived on our door step. I can't wait to get him going. It's so exciting. Horses just light up his face.. he loves them an loves his horse. Thank you so much for the help. This was a miracle for us.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My two year old is newly diagnosed autism spectrum and he also has a genetic disorder called 17q12 duplication this is all new to me because my older son is not autistic

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a single mom raising three kids on the Autism Spectrum,
I want to thank the,Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation for
the gift card, they provided for my children.I feel very grateful
for the extra help I received for the holidays for my children,
I was able to buy my children toys and outfits for the holidays.
My kids where so happy!!Thanks for this blessing!
Damaris Santos,Connecticut.

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Me & my family was so Blessed by ASDF this Christmas. My grandkids had a Very Bless Christmas thanks to ASDF. I got medical bills galore from Breast Cancer & without the help of this foundation they wudnt of gotten as much as they did. God bless me to search online for bargains & they love their tablets. My 14 year old love his video Drone that I found for $30 at wal-mart. I was determined to search for bargains online & in the store.There is nothing like seeing the smile on a child's face on Christmas morning & the ASDF Blessed my grandkids. My Autistic grandchild love his innotab, he wakes up & come in from school looking for it. Our hearts were made happy & ASDF really lifted Stress off us.ASDF Really made a Difference &Blessing to Our Family & We are so Thankful & Grateful for ASDF, U all made such a Big difference for our grandchildren. I get teary eyes just thinking about ASDF& seeing them playing with their gifts is a Reminder that there are Fabulous Foundations that are there to help Families with Children with & Without the Disabilities & Autism spectrum. We caint thank ASDF Enough.. Thank U all Sooo the Much. Be Bless (Mrs. Hughley )

Review from Guidestar