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.
I volunteered to distribute campaign materials on my street. As a precautionary measure, I researched the "Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation" in various online charity rating web sites. I found several autism RELATED organizations. But of the 4-5 sites I searched, your site (greatnonprofits.org) is the only one with any information on the specific group named "Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation". On your page, the mailing address is shown as Tulalip WA; the return envelopes provided to me show a PO Box in Hagerstown MD. Illegal? No. Unusual? I don't know. Food for thought? Yes, I believe so.