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Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Inc

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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 10 years, ASDF has provided financial assistance to approximately 4,000 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 5 million new mothers across the United States through our autism awareness program. Through our 2019 iPads for Kids Programs, we were able to send 84 iPads to children who are nonverbal. In 2020, we were able to send 144 iPads. Our 2019 Holiday Gift Card Program provided 354 gift cards from Walmart and Target to families who needed assistance. In 2020, we provided 329 Holiday Gift Cards.

Community Stories

996 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to give a big shout out to say, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to ASDF for providing a gift card to ensure that my 4 yr old son would have a few toys for Christmas. This has been a really rough year financially and mentally for our family, specifically, moving from on state to another. Receiving the gift card put a smile on my face, and I’m sure Kingston will be excited and happy, also. Your generosity is very much appreciated, and your kindness shall never be forgotten.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I just want to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart. My son communicates through the iPad, and he so excited. He is 8 years old, and he is going be excited.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello,

I am a mom of a 3 year old non verbal child. I am grateful for the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation. Thank you so much for the Gift card.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have received an iPad just in time for thanksgiving for our 7 year old on-verbal son who was Diagnosed with ASD. He relies on his old iPad for communication and learning which stopped working suddenly. We are very grateful for the timely gift. This would make a big difference and we truly appreciate the support from ASDF and all the thoughtful donors for helping my kid with his new iPad.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a father of a 6 yr old non verbal son, I am surprised when my son started getting excited with my smartphone and started saying letters and words , I was following an autistic help group on facebook and a parent suggested that there is an nonprofit org who gives a free IPAD for non verbal autistic kids , and I applied for it with all the diagnosis , and I was wondered , there was an IPAD within a month at my door step, I downloaded couple of kids writing and phonics apps for my son , and he started chanting those phonics now , love to see him speaking and writing alphabets and words

Charmaine S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a mom of 2 boys on the spectrum, I am very delighted that my boys were able to receive the gift card. We bought gears which will help my non-verbal son, toys and books. Thank you so much for the gift and support. We are very grateful for the support. ASDF is a blessing to our family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son just received his iPad today and he loves it. We really appreciate this Foundation for truly helping us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son received his iPad today! He is so happy since his last iPad was broken by himself:(. He relying on iPad a lot using prologue2go as his language since he is nonverbal. And watch music videos on YouTube kids. We are beyond grateful to ASDF to have such great program for helping autistic children.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

MyvBailey is 3yrs old and asd also nonverbal as a mom of 6 holidays are hard especially with a special needs child because of my girls hectic therapy schedule I had to stop working so we usually can’t afford extras we are so grateful for the gift of an ipad which will assist with therapy god bless each and every person who made this happen for my baby and when we are able we will pay it forward to another family❤️

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so thankful for the IPad. This will help my son communicate with his friends, with Occupational Therapy for handwriting, and improve his reading!
The Shelby Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am beyond grateful to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation, to all of the volunteers, and donations that made this blessing possible. I know due to funding there may have been a possibility that he would not receive one. To my surprise my son received his iPad in the mail today and we were elated! This is a such a wonderful resource for families in need. This iPad will enhance his quality of life and for that we are extremely thankful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son received his I Pad yesterday from the foundation and we are beyond thrilled! It will be used to help him communicate. What a wonderful program for these kids that need it! We were told at first that he wasn't going to get one this time, and then the I pad showed up! We are incredibly grateful for the donations that are made, and to the volunteers that make this possible for our kids.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank them for the iPad that they sent my son. Now he will be able to enhance his speech skills. Greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Inc. for helping my son, who was diagnosed at 2, have an amazing Christmas. He was able to get some of the learning toys that are meant for children with disabilities. It really warms my heart to make him happy. I would not have been able to get these materials without your assistance. Please have a wonderful holiday and thanks again!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We had applied for my grandaughter to receive an iPad and were told funds were not available this year. Imagine my excitement when it arrived today just in time for Christmas! We are so glad to have found this organization for help with the questions and ideas and development of our very special and smart little autistic child!!

Holly Howard D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so grateful for our gift card. We are currently having a very hard time financially due to the fact that my husband will soon be having a spine surgery. This gift card allowed us to buy winter clothes for our daughter. I don't know what we would have done without it. Thank you so very much.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello!!!
My name is Mel. I found out my daughter had autism around three years old. I would say I was waiting. Maybe you could say in denial. It truly has been a hard road. My daughter is my oldest and I have a two year old and a one year old as well. Their father couldn’t handle a family so he left. I discovered The Autism Spectrum Disorder foundation through my moms group for children on the spectrum. They have been such a blessing to my family. Just by giving my daughter an iPad that will help her with speech. She is nonverbal… and I pray one day I will hear “mama” come from her lips. Money is tight because I’m doing this alone. This means so much. Especially in our current times where there are a lot of people in need. From the bottom of my heart I thank this foundation for their giving hearts. Thank you, thank you!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family is very grateful for the gift card for my son. The staff with ASDF was very professional and polite. Communication was quick and responsive. Feeling blessed as it's made our lives easier going into this holiday season. A special thank you to the donors that made this possible for us. You are all wonderful. Thank you again!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation for helping my daughter. Yesterday 11/20/2021 my daughter received her ipad in the mail. This is going to change her life, and help her with her speech. My family is so grateful that you helped us. My daughter will have the best Christmas ever because of the ASDF! Thanks again.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 3 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with autism. This iPad will change her life, our family, and her preschool life. We are extremely thankful for the help and difference that’s being made in her life!

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Austin F.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

ASDF surprised my son with a brand new iPad and it is going to change not only my son's life, but our entire family! It means so much to us that there are people willing to spend their time and efforts trying to help others, it's the true nature of being human. Families with special needs are often looked over in times of need, our needs are so great it seems impossible to make a difference. But a foundation like ASDF continues to make every effort to help, and that in my eyes is the spirit of life! I am truly grateful that ASDF is here, and I hope they continue to be so that can keep helping families like mine.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The iPad program has really blessed my daughter. She is non-speaking, and being blessed with an iPad will allow us to help give her a way to communicate with others more.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot thank Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Inc. enough for their gift card program. I can now get my beautiful autistic daughter Christmas gifts that she’ll truly enjoy! I’m so thankful that this program will not only help my daughter, but also other special needs families around the holidays.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am beyond grateful for the gift card for my son with ASD. Your staff was incredibly responsive and professional from beginning to end. Thank you to all of those that donated to make this happen for us. It's made our lives a bit easier especially during this holiday season. God bless you all for your efforts and we live in gratitude.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing and has blessed my family this holiday season. During these challenging covid times, money has been tight and this organization helped our family by donating a giftcard to us to help with gifts. Thank you so much to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation provided me and my family with a giftcard to assist in making this Christmas special for my kids. It's this kind of generosity that means so much and goes such a long way for my family whom struggles financially. May God bless each and everyone whom contributed to helping my family and others. Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m a single parent who received help around Christmas for my son in the spectrum Thank you helping us around Christmas. Amazing organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so grateful to be recipients of the holiday gift card program for our son, we truly appreciate this organization and everything they do to help! Thank you so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are immensely grateful to have received help from ASDF during this time. Our 9 year old son is non verbal and the iPad that was provided to him by this marvelous foundation will be so helpful in furthering his progress in communication and learning! Thank you so much to all those who made this possible.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation blessed my family with a gift card to help with holiday items for my child. This means so much to us as we frequently need time off from work for medical appointments. I was originally told we were put on a waiting list which I expected. When I received my gift card I was shocked and instantly felt a weight lift from my shoulders! Thank you so much ASDF inc!!!

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Daniela Acevedo del S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are amazing! Thanks for helping us with the e gift card for Christmas!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am beyond grateful to have received this generous gift. To be able to provide my son with a wonderful Christmas means so much. Thank you kindly!

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Amanda B.29

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just want to say I appreciate this program so much! It helped my little man tremendously right here before Christmas! Thank u all so much!

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Andrea T.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi Michael, I wanted to thank you kindly for having a wonderful program that helps Kiddos with Autism for Christmas. I have five children at home and the generosity that you have shown for my son has not gone unnoticed. I can’t thank you enough. Thank you, Michael!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

11/20/2021 My 2 year old was diagnosed with ASD at 18 months. We have zoom therapy every day! ASDF assisted us with an iPad for Zachary at no cost! Zachary can now work with his therapists better, and more efficiently! There are also amazing apps for Zachary that are aiding in his therapy, and learning! We are very grateful! Thank you ASDF

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just want to say thank you to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation for donating an IPad for my 5 year old son. He will be able to learn effectively through the educational apps until he’s able to start kindergarten next year . I will be downloading Otismo which is an app that speech pathologists recommend for non verbal children. This has helped me in a big way. Thank you ASDF!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to thank the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation. I received my 3 year olds IPad today and he was ecstatic. He is nonverbal and can now have the ability to learn to communicate in a different manner. He will also be able to tend to his classroom work at home and learn more while home. I am very appreciative and thankful for this foundation and the support they provide. Thank you again!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to thank the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation for the iPad for my nine-year-old son with autism. We are very grateful for your generosity. The iPad will help him more effectively communicate and aid in self-regulation to promote positive behavior.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We received an iPad for our nonverbal son. He is three years old and is able to put letters together in order to make words. This iPad will help him learn more and be able to communicate with us. Thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to thank Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation and all the wonderful donors that made this surprise package that came today for my son. We are extremely grateful and blessed for all you have done to make this amazing come true for him. This blessing will make a huge difference for him. Thank you all again for this. True angels you are along with all the donors.

heatherczizek

Client Served

Rating: 5

We would like to thank ASD Foundation for our the surprise package this morning. After ABA waiting lists delaying her therapies and getting over Covid, my little princess needed something good to happen and I am so excited for her to have her own iPad and so thankful to the foundation and all its supporters. You truly have blessed our home. ♥️

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Thank you so much for my sons gift card for the Christmas program. My son will have an amazing Christmas because of this foundation. Had a little trouble accessing and receiving gift card but in the end we received it and are able to get my son presents.

Thank you again!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation is awesome. We are so grateful to have received a walmart e-gift card for our son. Thank you for your generosity!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you to Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation and all the thoughtful donors! This gift card donation allowed some extra therapy tools for my son that otherwise would have had to pass on due to financial difficulties. Having a special needs child comes with many problems both financial and other. Every little bit helps and we are extremely grateful.

Thank you! Sincerely, The Owens

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the gift card donation. My son will have such a great Christmas because of your generosity! God bless you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is our second year receiving help from this organization! We can’t thank them enough! I’m on disability so around Christmas time I tend to get anxious about whether or not I will be able to give my son the Christmas he deserves! The donation of the gift card helped tremendously with giving my son a laptop! Thank you so much!

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1 Letty A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to give a huge Thank-you to Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation for the holiday gift card for my son Daniel. He loves to wear the t-shirts sold at Target because they feel so comfortable to him. He also loves Target snacks. This program brings such Joy to our family and to Daniel! His big beautiful smile is Priceless! We are so grateful to you for being so generous and making our Christmas Season so special. -With Gratitude, Daniel's MOM

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation for the giftcard given to my son Justin for Christmas!. God works through them ! Now my son will have something under the tree on Christmas morning!! Bless them always!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bryson is nonverbal but just seeing the smile on his face when he opened up his new animal farm purchased with his gift card doesn’t even begin to describe how grateful our family is. Thank you ASDF for caring enough to make an differences.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the e-gift card. This makes a big different for my daughter. This means a lot to use!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is super excited to get his gift card to purchase his obsession of Thomas the train! Thank you again for all you do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Tajala was so excited and very happy for the new toys which was purchased thorough the giftcard.
It is greatly appreciated and I can't thank you enough for making smile to my daughter's face.

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1 Rozelle K G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to thank the foundation for the gift they provided my daughter so she can have a awesome Christmas! Thank you so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to thank the ASDF for providing this gift for my family. This would greatly help make this Christmas better for my sons especially during this time of the pandemic.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Very blessed by the ASDF as they provided Gift Cards for both my kids to help make their holidays more enjoyable. We are able to get them wonderful sensory items that help benefit their sensory needs and make it fun all at the same time :)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It is always rough having a child with autism. All the money goes to therapies and sensory things. Leaving very little money for gifts and holidays. This program helps me be able to give my son a few gifts he needs and deserves. I always deeply appreciate this help! It is one of the few programs dedicated to helping the specific struggle of a child with ASD. Thank you to all donors!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Asdf is amazing! We applied for the holiday help. It was great. We spend most of our money on therapies and healthcare. So having something to give our son on Christmas morning and seeing his face light up will be so great. I pray people continue to donate to this great organization!

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization this is! This has been a really difficult year financially for my family, and it’s been tough to stay afloat. Our oldest son has autism so on top of our daily living needs, we have weekly medical co-pays that allow therapists to work with our son, and it truly adds up. We were gifted a $100 target gift card by ASDF and this is going to allow us to have a special Christmas. This is such a blessing for your family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much ASDF your donations was very much appreciated for my boys on the spectrum. It has been a hard year with the reduction of hours on my job. We greatly appreciate you guys.

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1 Kford829

Client Served

Rating: 5

ASDF is truly wonderful organization. Thanks to this amazing foundation, my son has received swim lessons and a gift card to help us with Christmas. My son loves water and we would not be able to afford swim lessons otherwise but ASDF has given my son a chance to learn how to swim. Also, the holiday gift cards have helped us provide a great Christmas for my son. Thank you to all the people who donate to ASDF as well as the people who keep the foundation going. We love and appreciate you all!

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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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We are so grateful for this foundation as now our son will definitely have some gifts under the tree this Christmas that he can enjoy beyond the usual clothes! This has lifted a huge weight off our shoulders! Thank you so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I received an egift card and am so grateful and appreciative. Things has been hard not having a village of supportive people in our lives. I have been able to provide my daughter with much needed items to get us through this winter. Thank you so much.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Asdf is a angel. Having four children on the spectrum isn't easy. With the gift cards from asdf I am able to have a wonderful Christmas for my babies. Asdf are angels. So grateful for them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks you so much from me and my kids. Your wonderful organization help make a wonderful Christmas for my kids. It has brought us happiness
and so much joy. We thank you so much. We thank you with all our heart bless your organization and all the wonderful people involved. Bless you all.

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Jodi B.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

ASDF has blessed my family so much by giving my autistic child a gift card for Christmas! This has helped me make his holiday a little more special and without ASDFs generosity, I would not have been able to do that. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has been such a blessing to my son and I! Their Christmas card program really helps me provide my son with a special holiday that I wouldn't be able to do without their help!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m more than grateful for this donation that was sent to wesly. We are in the middle of a hard situation and wesly will be more than happy to have revived this which will help with a Xmas gift for him. It brings me joy that there are still good souls out here in this world to help our children. Thank you ever so kindly!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I received a $100 Wal-Mart e-card from ASDF, Inc. for my son who has Autism/ADHD. They have helped get him a laptop for school towards his distance learning program. Please donate to this wonderful nonprofit organization as they are an amazing foundation. Thank you and happy holidays.

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Marquetta W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Their holiday assistance 2021 helped our family greatly this year due to COVID. ASDF generosity doesn't go unnoticed. As parents/caregivers of those on the spectrum, financial obligations may put a strain on the family as a whole. We're grateful & looking forward to other opportunities ASDF may offer in the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

2020 has been a unique year for us all. ASDF’s generosity allowed me to support my son with an IPad due to schooling at home because of COVID. I’m forever grateful for their continued support over the years. I came across ASDF just from googling resources for support with my son while on a fixed income supporting 3 children.

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Anna Z.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This year has been rough due to Covid and if it weren’t for this organization and all their help it just wouldn’t be Christmas. Thank you for all that you do we greatly appreciate it. Having kiddos on the spectrum makes shopping for gifts a little harder therefore more expensive, if it weren't for all that this organization does we could not afford the gifts that help them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Just wanted to give a huge thank you to ASDF and everyone involved for the gift cards sent to us. As many of you know having 1 child who is on spectrum is hard I have 4, at the time applications went in I only had 3. The everyday struggles are tough and keeping with the needs are even tougher. My children’s Christmas will be amazing thanks to ASDF!!! Thank you again for the help during the holidays

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