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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.

Programs: The foundation educates the public about autism; provides families with 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 relevant community service organizations that help people suffering from autism. In the past 8 years, ASDF has provided financial assistance to approximately 2,740 families who have children on the autism spectrum. The financial assistance went for camp scholarships, swimming lessons, horse therapy lessons, iPads, gift cards, etc. During the same period of time, we provided autism awareness information to approximately 3,178,000 new mothers across the United States through our autism awareness program. Through our 2018 iPads for Kids Programs, we were able to send 103 iPads to children who are nonverbal. Our 2018 Holiday Gift Card Program provided 319 gift cards from Walmart and Target to families who needed assistance.

Community Stories

761 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Keli W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I will forever be grateful for The Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation. My son is 6 years old non verbal on the severe side of the spectrum & we just received the iPad today and it almost brought me to tears, we have been working on pecs for my son and I’m hoping that this will be even better for him. We can not thank them enough & would recommend this amazing company to everyone.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much Autism Spectrum Disorder foundation! We received the $100 gift card for Walmart and i was struggling to get my son a Christmas present with COVID-19 and myself being a single mom is been harder and thanks to your donation I was able to buy a Christmas present for my son.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thankful for your generosity, I was able to get my son the presents he wanted for Christmas! He is going to get very happy when he open his presents! God bless you’ll thank you very much for making this possible and giving my son a great Christmas!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We received a free Ipad for our 3 year old non-verbal Autistic daughter. I cried when I opened it. We needed the Ipad to download a speech app so that she can learn to communicate with us via the Ipad. We never would have been able to afford one without your help. We are forever grateful for your generosity and kindness.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Autism spectrum disorder foundation we cannot thank you again for my son iPad. My Son is non-verbal and the use of the iPad will help so much with his on going communicating. Thank you again for a wonderful organization.

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Tammy R.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We received an iPad for our 7 year old son. He is non verbal and he relies on a communication app on an iPad to communicate. The gift of an iPad is like giving him the gift of "speech" to him. We are beyond blessed to have received this important tool!! He will use it for years to come!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter received her iPad the other day in the mail, and we were surprised as we were not expecting it so quickly. It could not have come at a better time!! She was missing her family terribly as these holidays are so different, and they live so far away. We were able to set up the iPad and show her how to use it to surprise FaceTime them. She was BEAMING to see them and interact with them as she does not like things being so different from her normal routine. We will be able to use this for music therapy, social stories, school, seeing family, coloring, and so much more! We are so thankful to those who have made this happen. You have no idea how much this has blessed our family and our daughter. Words cannot express our gratitude!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It was a blessing in disguise as me and my child were short on funds, This gift card made a great impact on our lives due to this pandemic situation I was not gonna be able to buy something for my kid on Christmas! Thank You for the bottom of my heart :)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Beyond grateful for the love and support shown to my family by Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation and their donors alike. From their professionalism to receiving our E-gift card they were absolutely amazing! Very responsive to emails and requests as well. This organization has made the gift of giving possible for our family this year. We are forever blessed by those who made this Holiday season so very memorable for us! Happy Holidays!

Much love,
The Cook family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

By Dulamjav Zorigt
First of all, I want to say big "Thank you" to those who made it possible to give an ipad to my autistic son. My son is 7-year old. This gift has been a tremendous blessing to our family especially to my son. Now he is able to work on his ipad and do speech and other therapies using this ipad. And we really thank God for all of you. And we pray that may God reward you 7 times more for what you are doing. Thank you again and again!

Client Served

Rating: 4

I would love to thank this organization for the wonderful gift card for my 6 year old autistic son it will help him be able to get something from Santa for Christmas this year. With three other siblings this will help ease the stress of covering Christmas gift for the kids, Thank you April Farley

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for this program. My son Skyler is 13 and was diagnosed with autism at nearly 3. He was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes as well. This iPad gift means so much to him due to the fact he’s been asking for one since earlier this year. I’m a single mother to two wonderful sons ages 13 and 11 and although I do all I can for them as a mother should. Ive had two total knee replacement surgeries in the past 5 months due to severe arthritis. I’m grateful to everyone and all organizations that made the iPad a reality for my Skyler. He is over the moon filled with excitement. Love you all.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We were gifted an ipad for our son who was recently diagnosed with ASD Andover are beyond thankful! He has always preferred electronics for learning and the unexpected changes that Covid has brought on for him starting kindergarten this year have been challenging for a child that needs routine. The iPad will be an amazing tool for him to begin learning to communicate with us and continue learning through educational apps. We wouldn’t have been able to get him one this year if it weren’t for ASDF.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to start by thanking this organization for gifting an iPad to my son, Aamir. He just turned 3 and was recently diagnosed with ASD. It has been a struggle to find support especially during the pandemic so this organization has been the silver lining to this year. He is nonverbal and we were looking to purchase a tablet that we could use as a sounding board. He’s only three but knows how to work cell phones and tablets so we were excited to have this one. We cannot wait to see his expression when he opens this on Christmas. You all have really made a difference in our lives and we thank you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to take this moment to that this organization . They gifted my son a ipad for Christmas this year. It will be a wonderful blessing for him to open it up on Christmas. It will help him with speech and help this single momma with understanding him better. This year has been a challenge in more then covid-19. My son has been in and out of the hospital 7times since June. The help that this will provide my special 5 year old is the answer to 2 years of prayers for help.
Thank you so much.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They went above and beyond for my daughter it have her a gift she wouldn't have had this year due to hardships without their help. It was the best blessing I could have gotten and our hearts go out to their kindness!! From the bottom of my heart.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The ASDF is a wonderful organization that offers holiday assistance to children of all ages on the autism spectrum that need it most. Without their gifts to our families, many would not be able to provide their child(ren) with gifts on Christmas morning. Thank you so much for helping families in the Pensacola, FL area.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This charity goes above and beyond every year to help kids at Christmas time. Without them many families would have nothing to give their kids, including me. I am so appreciative for everything they do!

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Darla V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

ASDF has been wonderful to our family. Providing a helpful hand through tough times and by offering wonderful sensory based and socializing programs. It is amazing to have a program that can actually fulfill its promises. Thank you ASDF!

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Jillian K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Want to thank you so much for considering my son Zackery for the gift card. He does not speak well at all at 14. He started pretending he had a microphone and started talking silly so we decided to get him a real microphone to help use his voice better! It makes his voice change too! It means the world to be able to hear his sweet voice!

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Ann M.8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am the mother of a 10 year old boy with autism and I applied for assistance in October this year by getting on a list for a Walmart gift card to help purchase a gift for him at Christmas . With one parent working and then onto unemployment it is a struggle to provide a good dinner a few decorations for cheer and a few gifts under the tree . The best i could hope for was that there would be enough funds to make it to us on the list. Today is November 22nd ...the last thing on my mind was the Walmart gift card because 2 days ago I laid his big brother to rest. An untimely passing of a 24 yr old young man who meant everything to his little brother. We have suffered a huge loss. The cost of the services were too much...we had to settle for another way and we fundraised for that service.
Today was a blessing to us and a message to me not to get so wrapped up in what Ive lost that I forget what I have. I give many thanks to everyone that shares and donates to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation. Your donations make an impact on many lives that are truly grateful. Love and Thanks...Mom.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have a daughter named Marissa. She is 20 years old. She was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 12 yrs old. She struggled/bullied all her years in school but with the Grace of God she graduated2019. I was referred to your agency by a local support group here in Corpus Christi Tx. What a Blessing to see the look on my daughters face as she recieved her gift card from your agency. I want to thank you for making my daughter feel special. Sincerely, Veronica Silva

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to thank with all my heart for the help that the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Inc. has done for my family. My daughter is on the spectrum and high functioning and has always wanted an iPad. Being that of a single mother providing for two children alone that was something I had been wanting to get for her. With the way things have been going financially this year and the pandemic, I was very unsure it would happen. Yesterday, my daughters wish had come true. We received a package in the mail and she was beyond excited. She now is able to do some art work that she loves to do and be more creative with her new iPad. Again, many thanks for this donation. God bless everyone who took the time to help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you asdf for considering my son Eydan this year 2020 by send him his 100$ walmart gift card it helped alot as he had out grow most of his clothing i was able to buy him some new pairs of clothing and a coat for this winter and an interactive chrismas toy Thankyou so much Asdf

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family really appreciates the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation for really helping us out threw this hard time. My daughter was actually so happy and excited to get things under her Christmas tree thanks to you guys!!! You guys are great !!

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Jamie W.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

We can’t thank the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation enough. This year has been so rough and many and it has sent our family through so many ups and downs. The Target gift cards will sure help us bring Christmas magic in our home for our kiddoes.
Thank you so much.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation helped better my sons life by providing him with an iPad to help him communicate. My son is 9 years old and is non verbal and has level 3 autism. He had the older iPad that he used Proloquo2go on to communicate but it broke and stopped working causing him to use our phones and get frustrated with a smaller screen. Due to covid 19 my husband and I were both out of work and struggling to find a way to provide a new iPad for our son. That’s when I found this organization and reached out. They responded quickly and were so helpful in providing the information needed to get this going. I applied for the iPad program and the director Michael Slutsky was so quick in replying and helping us get the iPad. I wasn’t expecting it to come so early and my son was beyond excited to see he had a new iPad he could use! What an amazing organization! Thank you for making a difference for our family. We hope to be able to donate and give back as soon as we get back to work in order to help provide the same joy that was given to us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so very much for the Walmart gift card you sent my 10 yr old son. This has been a very hard year for everyone. As you know change can be very hard for a child with autism, our son has handled everything with stride and as best as he could. We are so proud of him. This gift card gave us a way to really make Christmas special for him this year. Again, thank you for your support

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you for both of my boys gift cards. They were so happy. It will help alot

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you ASDF for the gift card! Finances in our home is a touchy subject right now. We were wondering how we would finance christmas and this will help tremendously. LOL dolls are a hit in our home so my daughter will be very excited on christmas day! Thank you again. You are doing great work and it is greatly appreciated! The Shilow's.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A big thanks for my son’s gift card. He only asked for one thing for Christmas. He wants his own Nintendo switch, since he and his brother share. It’s his only joy. I am a single mother of 6, and I have been out of work Due to Covid since March. This is going towards his gaming device. I am able to make his wish come true thanks to this organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Very thankful for the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation my 10 year old daughter only asked for one thing this Christmas. Due to your help and this gift card she will be very excited this Christmas.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They do great work and help families in need. Without their help my son would not have a Christmas. I am forever grateful to them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello guys thanks to Autism Spectrum Foundation group for the gift card my son he’s gonna have a christmas this year ,im not working at this moment due to the pandemic and your help realy helpme out this time from the botton of my heart big thank youuu for everything you do God Bless you !! Happy Holidays !

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Lisa W.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you guys for everything! Youve sure made a difference for them this christmas! Paw patrol is a huge hit in our house and because of your gift he will be able to have a great christmas! Teagan is going to lose his mind when he sees his ipad you guys are amazing for all you do!

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Kacey S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful autism spectrum disorder foundation. Thanks to them both of my autistic girls are going to have a great christmas... God bless thanks again

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Inc has come through for my son in helping to provide him with a Merry Christmas this year. Their gift to us will help tremendously! I can't say thank you enough!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation has made has came thru 100% to help me and my daughter so she can have a Christmas.“As my family express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

Mia, NorthCarolina

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Clenetta P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation has made it possible for me to be able to give my son a wonderful Christmas. This is awesome way to give back to parents who give so much to their kids throughout the year.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Tiffany Arcond and this is such an amazing program and truly helped my son Gabriel who is 4 years old and just recently diagnosed with ASD . it was such a great surprise and godsend to get the gift card to help with giving Gabriel a Christmas thank you all so much It truly has made him smile in this time. It is so wonderful how this foundation helps children .

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This program has been such a blessing for my son for a few years now! We have purchased him items that truly help him every day like headphones and a weighted blanket. Thank you to everyone who donates to this program.

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Angela H.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi All,

Thanks to this AMAZING organization, my Christopher received a $100.00 Gift Card for the Holidays. Due to our trying times, with Covid, I was furloughed. Thank you all so much for the help. We were able to order Chris a weighted blanket, that is a coolant and reduces stress/anxiety. We were also able to get him a few movies... THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND KINDNESS!!!!

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Jahaira B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A few years back this amazing company was able to provide my 2 boys with autism an iPad for each. That has been very helpful and has impacted their lives in so many ways from speech to school. This year with everything going on they provided gift cards for my boys for christmas. I have been unemployed due to taking a Family Medical Leave to stay home with my boys for them to stay online for school due to their multiple medical conditions and this foundation made this happen for me to provide my boys a christmas. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. You truly are a blessing to many families.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I applied for 1 iPad for both my autistic boys and instead they sent me 2 so my boys can each have their own and it has been a godsend for my family. My 5 yr old functions more stable with his visual schedule, emotion tracker, being able to complete his educational goal, speech and earn incentives work his iPad. My 10 yr old is able to go on his Iready and Myon for school, have his behavior charts implemented, incentives and more. The best part is their school, speeche therapist and occupation therapists now implement their iPads in their daily tasks. It is a blessing and a tremendous difference. For my young one to get upset and instead of going into a full blown emotional meltdown he can communicate with his iPad his feelings and needs is such a game changer. I want to say thank you so much for making a difference in our lifes. To be able to give my boys a voice, choices and able to be mobile with this iPads is an amazing feeling of hope for the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They helped my son a few years ago. He was excited to get a gift card. He is excitingly waiting on one for this year. They are awesome people doing an awesome thing for these kids. Thank you Autism Spectrum Foundation INC. for everything you do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Let me start off by giving you a big thank you!
After finding out that my son has Autism it was heart breaking. Having to deal with spending extra funds to help him out with his everyday task and the fact that my family not being able to afford to purchase certain items for our son.
After finding out about this program, I immediately reached out and right away I got a response from them.
You guys gave me hope that there are people out there that care about children with autism and I will forever be grateful for what you guys are doing. Thank you!

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lilred1776

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has severe autism and a rare genetic mutation called HIVEP2. Various therapies are rather expensive so the extra holiday money each year helps so much to make the holidays extra special (and less stressful for mom and dad). Thank you so much for your generosity this time of year!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization sent my nonverbal, autistic 3 year old a gift card for the holidays to make sure his Christmas was extra special. Look at that smile. Can't thank you enough!

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bmullins31

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This foundation has helped me provide Christmas to my grandson for 2 years in a row. I don’t know how I would have been able to give him a good Christmas with out the assistance

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you to the autism spectrum disorder! I was able to give my grandson a good Christmas this year with the help from this

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Client Served

Rating: 5

ASDF was kind enough to send a Target E-Gift Card for our son. 2020 has presented some unique challenges for parents of special needs children and this was a bright spot for us. We so appreciate the Foundation's willingness to help those in need! Truly a blessing.

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Camille J.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so thankful for the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation. The iPad that we received is going to simplify my son's life. He hasn't put it down since we received it last week. I am thankful for a Foundation that is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with Autism. My 15 yr old son can not write, struggles with reading and hasn't been able to progress past multiplication. Apple is unique to the applications that are available for education and speak to text apps. Thank you, thank you, beyond words.

Johnston family

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Sharon A.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the Target gift card! This year has been extremely challenging and this gift will allow my family to get our son some gifts, we did not celebrate many milestones this year because of the situation including a milestone birthday. We are blown away by your generosity and can not thank you enough!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for making our holiday a lot brighter! Being a special needs family means cutting down on luxuries as we need to cut work hours to always be around... This organization gifted our family with a gift card which helped get my son the ipod touch he always wanted / needed. My son is nonverbal and he uses the ipod touch to communicate on-the-go as we have been teaching him not only PECS but to type. We are so grateful for everything you do for the autism community

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the Target gift card! This year has been really hard and this gift will allow my family to get our son some presents he has been wanting for a while. We promise to pay it forward in the future, thank you for your generosity!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you for the Walmart giftcard! We were able to get our child a scooter for his sensory needs. We appreciate those who donated.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the holiday give cards. We have two children on the Autism spectrum and this will help us with their communication devices. Autism spectrum disorder foundation has really helped our children fine their voice in the world. My son Ryan is non verbal can now speak on his device which is so helpful for us to get him the help he needs. Thank you again and may God Bless for all you do for families on the spectrum.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the holiday gift card provided by your organization. Your generosity provided gifts that will make a difference for our daughter. Thank you to all who donated!
*Mother of a child with autism

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for helping our son with his Ipad last year it has helped him so much with his communication you guys are one of the few nonprofits that actually helped out the rest directed me to other sites and gave me the runaround. This year I received a gift card for my son and this will help him get some sensory toys he likes. Thank you for all your support and quick respond to our Autism Families this is the BEST nonprofit that has great resources and follows thru.
I can't thank you guys enough. God Bless you and the whole team.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Autism spectrum disorder foundation is truly more than a organization. During these times were many are struggling hard. They have lifted the burden of not being able to purchase gifts for are son. Thank you Autism spectrum disorder foundation you truly are God sent!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so absolutely thankful to be able to be a recipients for this year's holiday gift card program. Without the help of ASDF i would not be able to buy anything for Christmas for my son.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A tremendous Thank You! This program is a valuable resource for my child during the holidays. My son looks forward to being able to go Christmas shopping and buying things we other wise would not be able to do. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this invaluable resource!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Because of ASDF a generous gift card was sent to my grandson for Christmas. Because of ASDF my grandson is able to participate in private equestrian riding lessons for six months. Thanks to these private lessons he has the opportunity to enjoy horseback riding at a time when all activities are shut down because of COVID. I requested ASDF assistance and they generously obliged.

We need understanding, kindness, financial, and loving support for those on the Autism Spectrum. Your donations will make a big difference in your life and the life of a person with Autism.

There is much need for our young adults as they near adulthood. Housing and independence are huge concerns. Thank you!

Emily Sansone

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This wonderful organization has made a beautiful Christmas possible for my little boy , "L". Holidays can be difficult but this year with everything going on its even harder. When you have a child with special needs it feels like everything is hard sometimes and being unable to work so I can care for my son puts an extra strain on our family. Thanks to The Autism Spectrum Foundation I am able to help make my son's world brighter. Without this Foundation I wouldn't be able to do this. Thank you to this Foundation and to the donors who make this possible!
- Mom of an Au-some little boy ( L)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We just received a gift card for Christmas for our Autistic child. Wonderful organization that is going to make a difference in a special little guys Christmas.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We Are Very Thankful And Joyful For This Gift-card We Have Received Its Been Hard Due Too Everything Going On In The World But Their Are People Who Are Giving And Who Care Thank You ASDF .

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We want to express our sincere gratitude to Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation for the Target gift cards you provided to my grandchildren. This will be a tremendous help to brighten the holiday season especially in this time of such isolation and limited access to any resources and activities.

Thank you also to the generous donors as you enable this wonderful program to do such great work. You bring joy to children with your amazing generosity.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for my sons Ipad! He is on the spectrum and having an Ipad gives him the skills needed

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for the Walmart gift card. We are very grateful to have it. Now my son will have a better Christmas. This year has been rough with COVID-19 and my husband being on furlough earlier this year. Thanks again for bringing us joy this year.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for your services in helping my family for the holidays with the holiday gift card program we were able to help towards Christmas for my asd son I hope this program is always funded for people and families that need it like you have helped ours!

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