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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.

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663 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Holly T.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation INC helped my daughter at Christmas time with a gift card. We was very thankful to be able to have the assistance this Christmas.

1 Caren E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Inc helped my two sons with autism to have a Christmas. My husband had been out of work for some time and without their help Christmas would have been rough. Their assistance was such a blessing to them! Raising those with ASD have such challenges and they helped to ease our burden.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My little guy is faced with autism, autoimmune encephalitis, heart issues and other medical issues. They provide him with an iPad and it has been amazing. Helps him with communication, staying involved in school. As well as provide him comfort on his long hospital days. Thank you beyond what words can say!

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1 Joe M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation provided our four year old son Charlie with an I-Pad. This is an incredible tool for him. It helps him in so many different ways from communication and expressing himself, to learning many other subjects. He is a different person since receiving it. My family is so thankful they were here for him.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our son Charlie celebrated his third birthday today. Last week he received an i-pad from ASDF. This will be a most useful tool for him as he is almost non verbal. My words can't begin to express our gratitude for this wonderful learning/communication device, it will truly change his world.

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2 Chelle D W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Autism Spectrum disorder Foundation helped my two autistic sons this Christmas and made it possible for me to afford updated sensory gifts for them. My youngest teaches himself music on the electronic keyboard as and I was able to buy one for him with the funds. My other son got a new XBox.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My ASDF is an amazing non-profit foundation for families with a loved one on the autism spectrum. In the past, they have helped our family provide swim lessons, a much needed iPad, and gift cards for our son. Without ASDF, my son would not have had much of a Christmas this past year. Thank you ASDF and all of it's supporters that help families like ours!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a single mother of four. Holidays are often very gloomy for us. We don’t have a lot of family and it puts stress on the family we do have to try and get gifts for everyone. Syrenitee has had an amazing Christmas because of the kindness of this organization and it’s sponsors. We hope to eventually get her an iPad so we can download her pragmatic skills apps onto it to teach her better social skills! Without the help from this organization we wouldn’t be able to do things like this for our children. All four of my kids are on the spectrum. It is very expensive for us, and we are very grateful for you all!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to send my autistic son to camp, but the cost was just too much, we reached out to Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation. They helped us gladly, with such a smile. My son had an amazing summer, so did the other kids in the family, they finally got their much needed attention, without their brother.
Thanks Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation for making this happen.
Miriam.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to send my son Aron, who was diagnosed with autism in camp, but the cost was just too expensive, and then I heard about this wonderful organization that helps fund camp. I contacted them, they where just so amazing, in no time a check was mailed out to this special need camp. My family is excited to get a little break, and my son will get an amazing camp experience with top notch therapy. thanks to this wonderful organization and thanks to all the wonderful donors.
with utmost appreciation
, Miriam Dirnfeld.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This particular organization actually helps autistic people in general as a whole with the mission to improve the lives of families affected by autism.
The IPad program has brought smart home technology that has truly made such a meaningful experience for my sons, Roger Lee, Isaic Benton and My king Hunt.
The apps that my son play on a regular to what seems like all day with the exception of school and Aba tberapy had encouraged them to be educated with daily living skills and social skills.
I will be sharing my one and only non profit's EIN Number world wide to encourage others to contribute consistent donations that will in return advance the learning of children faced with every day challenges on the spectrum.
Donate Today! Be a Blessing and change someone's life for the better.

2 Tracy Fleming M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm very grateful for the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation, Inc. They provide a wealth of knowledge and support. And this Christmas our family was given a gift card from them to help our family enjoy the holiday even more. As anyone knows, having children with special needs is sometimes taxing and often expensive. What a huge blessing to be supported by others!

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3 AngelaO3

Client Served

Rating: 5

ASDF has helped our local Autism community in Pensacola Florida for many years, and specifically provided much needed gift cards to help my family (2 Kiddos on the spectrum) have a real Christmas! We are thankful and hope they are able to continue their much needed programs for families in. Need of support.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We cannot thank the ASDF enough for the amazing support for our Autism Kids for Camp in Pensacola. My children flourish each year from camp and thank you for helping it be amazing for them!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son Grant goes to Kids For Camp every year and benefits from it so much. He enjoys it and learns so much from the program. His speech has improved so much and he loves being with peers. ASDF contributes to the program and without their help my son would not be able to attend Kids for Camp. We truly appreciate it!

3 Tiffany R C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wow I am so very blessed and thankful for ASDF. A wonderful organization that helps families all over the US that have loved ones living with autism. Some funds that they have shared with Autism Pensacola this passed year have directly benefited my 5 year old daughter with autism to allow her to attend Kids for Camp. Thank you for all you do for families like mine and all over the US. Making a difference, THANK YOU!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Holiday Gift card, was very helpful to get My 8 year old brother 4 Christmas presents, and a pair of slippers and an outfit from Walmart that he had wanted. It was greatly appreciated because he was excited to see the presents under the Christmas tree. Seeing him smile is our happiness and thanks to the Foundation and the Donors donations My brothers Christmas was great.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My five year old (Charli) granddaughter received your generous gift of the IPAD she has not put it down and stayed glued to it. She will get much enjoyment and who knows what she will learn through its use. This could not have been any better for her. Thank You so much for your help in getting this for her. I look forward to see how it will effect her life.
Thanks
Proud Grand father
Marvin

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for your generous gift. Heather wouldn't have had much of a Christmas without it. We've been surviving on 750.00 a month for over two years. We are now facing foreclosure along with homelessness. So you can see how much your gift meant to her. She still believes in Santa claus, and your gift to her was able to help keep that innocence alive. Thank you again, Carla and Heather
PS I tried to add a photo but it would never let me upload one. Sorry

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow! Thank you so much! I can't thank enough! We have received the Holiday Gift Card just on time for Christmas! We took our little kiddo out to get whatever gifts/toys he wanted. This is such a blessing! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

3 my2rs

Client Served

Rating: 5

A million thank you's to ASDF for providing the gift card through Parker Autism Foundation so that we could give our son a magical Christmas! We purchased a swinging sensory chair that he will LOVE! as well as other favorite wish list items. I can't wait to see his face light up on Christmas morning! Your continued support as meant the world to our family!!

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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

This foundation is the best , thank you for making my asd boys Christmas special

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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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1 Elizabeth C.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is Gabriel, I stumbled upon this profit when I was searching for ways to make his Christmas special. He was diagnosed at the early age of 2, he is now 3 and starting to make progress. With my husband being military we aren’t able to go home this Christmas and wanted to make his Christmas extra special. Receiving this gift card for $100 has made such a difference for us and him and we know he will love all his gifts. We look forward to being able to donate in the near future and help other families the way it has helped us.

1 Kendyl A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is 6 years old, severely autistic and non-verbal. I accidentally found this non-profit on google. I knew nothing about them but knew I needed help buying my child a Christmas gift, so I decided to apply. Michael immediately reached out to me to let me know my son was placed on the wait list for a gift card and if funds were available, they would consider sending him a card preloaded with $100 from either target or Walmart. I honestly figured funds wouldn’t available and he wouldn’t get the gift card. However the gift card unexpectedly arrived in the mail just a few weeks afterwards. I immediately went to Walmart and purchased some educational toys for him to use during his in home aba therapy sessions. I am very grateful of this wonderful gift and would encourage any company to donate to this non-profit! Doing what you can to ensure a child has Christmas gifts is an awesome thing to do! I will never forget this generous act of kindness!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I reached out not knowing anything about this organization or what to expect...I just knew that I needed some help. I got a reply that I would be put in a waiting list. I put it out of mind figuring that meant no. Much to surprise I got a $100 Walmart gift card that provided a way for me to make Christmas special. I owe a huge thank you!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have 2 son's and my youngest has Autism, IDD and mental illness. He is 15 years old but functions around 9 or 10. I have my own medical issues and the only income in the home is my son's SSI. I contacted many local organizations for Christmas help and due to his age I could not find any assistance. I contacted the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation and was immediately contacted by Michael Slutsky. The only information he asked me for was proof of my son's diagnosis of Autism. He contacted me immediately and told me my son was added to the list for a $100 Gift card. I was very excited because my son doesn't understand that I didn't have money for the holidays. My son has been doing gymnastics in the yard and has been asking for a Trampolinee for almost 2 years. With the $100 Walmart Gift card I received yesterday I was able to purchase him a Trampoline. I am very thankful to the Autism Spectrum Foundation for their support and assistance. They gave my family the opportunity to have a wonderful Christmas. My son will be able to receive the gift he has wanted for 2 years. Thank you very much and I am forever grateful to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have two sons. The youngest one has autism. We really appreciate the holiday gift card from Wal-Mart because I will be able to buy educational and learning toys which will help his cognitive and nonverbal development. I am very thankful for this program.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm so grateful to this organization for its continued support of our nonprofit, Autism Pensacola. The Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation has provided monetary help to our Kids for Camp summer program and our Christmas assistance program. Without their gifts, we wouldn't be able to serve as many families. They truly make a difference in Northwest Florida!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This amazing group provided an iPad for my 5-year-old son who has autism. It has been an amazing gift that I wouldn't have been able to give him without this organization's help. I immediately found and downloaded a lot of apps that my son uses to improve his understanding of social and emotional aspects of life. He thinks it is fun and LOVES to use his iPad. In a few short weeks, we have already noticed small improvements in his communication (nonverbal and verbal). Thank you so much to all of the members and donors of this organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I wanted to give your organization a very big THANK YOU. You have been such a blessing to myself, my children and so many others. I also want to thank all your donors that help make this all possible.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for all that you do to serve those who are touched by Autism. You are such a blessing to my two children and I. God bless. Amy, Isaiah, and Esther

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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

1 Businessconcepts

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Autism Foundation was a blessing to my family this year! My children have been ill and I was unable to work. The gift card help me purchase food and Holiday gifts. God bless!

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1 Emily G.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a single mother Of a Beautiful daughter with autism . I gave up my career many years ago With the goal of helping her become everything she can be In life .. The journey is a hard one especially being a single parent . You yourself become completely isolated and you feel so alone and that nobody understands what you’re going through .. today I did not feel alone today I was blessed with a wonderful gift card and now my daughter will have a Christmas . It’s not just the gift card that makes this incredible it’s the foundation that took the time to do something for a family in need and gave me such an incredible gift of knowing I am not alone . Thank you

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the gift card to target. It made my son's Christmas a little brighter. He has level 3 Autism. With out their help I would not be able to get my son anything for Christmas. Thanks for all you do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm so grateful to them for giving my daughter a gift card. She has down syndrome and autism. Money has been tight and now I'm able to buy my daughter what she needs. I hope they receive donations to help other family's in need.

1

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot express the Gratitude I have for the help that you have given me and my children. Because of you my children will have the best Christmas Day Ever Had. Thank you thank you thank you a million times thank you. God bless you you are like a guardian angel. I cannot stop saying thank you you have brought so much joy to me and my kids this Christmas again I repeat thank you thank you.

1 Rebecca Sheldon B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the gift card. We were able to buy my daughter with ASD a wonderful gift that she’s wanted, and we wouldn’t have been able to afford otherwise. You are an amazing organization!

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1 Vanessa S.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello I wanted to Thank you so much for the Wal mart gift card. I'm a mother with two children with special needs. This will help me get my son Bernard who's on the Autism Spectrum a great Christmas gift. Thank you again and God Bless you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank ASDF from the bottom of my heart. It has been such a rough year for my family. My son was diagnosed with ASD in Sept. this year, at 4 years and 9 months old. I am learning everyday new ways to connect and support him. Without the proper tools this can be very challenging. He is verbal but his use of language is not functional all of the time. We get into verbal loops and this causes frustration on his end that always results in meltdowns. This gift card gives him the opportunity to get some of the items I just could not provide for him. I just received the gift card yesterday and have yet to buy him anything. My plans are to utilize every penny to its fullest and get him everything I have been researching that will help. He just started school (4days a week, 3 hrs a day). They use a lot of pictures to communicate instead of relying on words. I have yet to master this but trying to incorporate as much as I can. I have never been on the receiving end of anything in my lifetime, I honestly did not think my son would even get the gift card even after it was confirmed by email. I am still in shock and extremely grateful. I still do not have a tree to put up, I had hoped I could get my broken one to magically work again this year but it just will not stay up. It is a tough spot to either choose a tree or presents. Could not afford to do both. I hope now I will be able to get a tree and put it up for him. He loves the lights when we go out at night, so I just know he will love the tree all decorated and put up. Thank you so very much for this. Words just can not explain what it means to just know that your child will wake up to even a single present on Christmas.

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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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my fiancée lost his 95k/yr job in July, I immediately jumped to Christmas in my head and started worrying. He was out of work for 4 months...every bill we had was behind...EVERY SINGLE ONE. I knew that once he started working again, I wouldn’t be able to catch up in time to provide my daughters with their normal Christmas. So, I looked for help. Christmas was effectively cancelled. Today I received a Walmart gift card in the mail from ASDF. It’s like a huge weight has been lifted and I know at least something will be under the tree. Christmas is back on!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I just want to thank the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation for helping me and my son this year for Christmas. I don't know what I would do without them or I wouldn't know how to give my son a Christmas this year without the Gift Card Program and the card will provide food and toys for me and my son this year for Christmas. It really is nice to know that this organization cares and understands millions of people struggles during this time, and has the compassion to help. Thanks so much for all you do. I am so grateful. Have a Happy Holiday ASDF.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Just recieved walmart gift card today. I cant thank you enough my family is so grateful. Im so relieved that my children will have a great christmas because of this gift. ❤

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1 Jennifer Marie N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’m a mother of 3 beautiful children 1 boy and 2 girls and my son Timothy is autistic and it makes it challenging to work due to not having any help! I received the gift card today and now i feel so blessed and I plan on buying his Christmas presents with this and I know he will be so happy!

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1 Crystal C.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Im a single mother of 3 and recently had to take time off from work to keep up with all the therapy and appointments my 4 year old autistic son Elijah has. ASDF assisted me with a gift card to purchase Christmas items for Elijah. This Is Elijah’s first year of being aware of Christmas and requesting toys so it really means a lot. Not to mention this time last year he was non verbal. I really appreciate this foundation and look forward to giving back!

Crystal C.
~Detroit MI

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We just received a Walmart gift card for my son, Anthony, who is Autistic. We cannot thank you enough for helping us! We got it just in time. Things are tough right now and we really had nothing to eat. We used the gift card to buy Anthony a Lego he wanted and then groceries. I literally cried when the card came. We had nothing, absolutely nothing to eat. Thank you so so so much!!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much to ASDF for their generous gift to my son during the holiday season. Our son was diagnosed with ASD this past year after numerous tests and procedures. We have had thousands of dollars in medical bills and the gift card from ASDF will help purchase gifts for Christmas for my son:) Thank you so much for helping our family out this year!

1 Anna Z.2

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

This foundation donated a $100 Holiday Gift card to my son Devin, 16 years old who was diagnosed with Autism and ADHD since the age of 3. This foundation has made a great impact on our lives. Now, the stress of worrying if my son will be able tto have a nice Christmas is a heavy weight that is now lifted off my shoulders. I am very thankful. This organization relies solely on donations and when I am able to get back ony feet again, I will be paying it forward. They need all the help they can get and I wanted to give awareness to others and gives thanks for supporting families like mine who has someone who is affected with autism spectrum disorder. Thank you Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation once again and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I wanted to take a minute to personally thank each and every one of you who generously donated to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation this year.
This year has not been easy for our family. We have dealt with a lot of unforeseen issues and challenges as well as financial and health struggles. Your gracious donations have given us the opportunity to give our children a wonderful holiday and for that we are so very grateful. Thank you & God Bless!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family is facing financial struggles this year and my child is a victim of child abuse by his once classroom teacher . He is self contained and limited speech and he is facing many traumatic challenges and the expenses are really extensive. This Autism spectrum disorder foundation gave us a holiday gift card for my child and this is such a blessing and great help to me and my child. This is such a relief knowing that this will be a wonderful Christmas for him.

1 Loandra

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks a lot for helping my son! We receive a gift card for him,for the holidays. Having a special need soon is so hard. When my son was diagnosed, my husband stop working to be with him and help him. My son develop a need of his dad all the time, he didn’t let me touch him feed him ,and he only wants his dad all the time. Since that I am the only person at home that bring income to the house and with two kids and all the special need my soon need. It’s really hard. But thanks to this amazing foundation and all the people that donate! I was able to get presents for this Christmas for him!!!! Thanks!!! There is no words to explain how we are so grateful for the gift you give to our family!!!!

1 portialee0521

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I would like to show my sincere gratitude as well as up most appreciation for myasdf.org foundation! My sons name is Myking Lee Hunt and he is nonbverbal and does not speak just yet! This foundation had been there to meet my every need as I continue to grow as well as learn more and more about how autistim affects each child differently. This organization came through for not just one child year after year with no disapointment every christmas. I will share how this organization made mykings face lite up like a christmas when the post man delivered his iPad. I have never seen him more happier and receptive in the two years since I've had him.
I will make sure I share the word so that continuous donations are made in support of there awesome mission of changing the lives for the better for children against the odds.
Thank You
Cynthia Benton

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I would like to sincerely thank everyone involved that made today so special! I am a mother of six and I have 2 children that have been diagnosed to have autism spectrum disorder! This organization is like a breath of fresh air, I can not afford Christmas and my heart would break every season the holidays approached! Isaic was overjoyed with happiness and he LOVES HIS IPAD AND OH MY OH MY DID HE ENJOY BEING ABLE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR HIMSELF! I THANK YOU SO MUCH AND I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU AND THIS IS THEE ORGANIZATION TO DONATE TO! THEY ARE ANGELS AND BLESSINGS IN DISGUISE !! THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN I SINCERELY APPRECIATE IT FROM THE VERY DEPTHS OF MY SOUL!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for helping my son. He is using his iPad to practice academic skills and improve his communication.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My family and I would like to thank the ASDF for your generous donation of an iPad for my 12 year old nonverbal grandson. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to give him effective communication that can grow along with him. Thank you!
From Gale and family

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for your generous donation of 12 iPads for my students with autism. My students, parents, and myself will be utilizing these iPads for effective communication skills teaching. The technological features on the iPads give my students a voice and means with which to participate in classroom activities and assignments. Thanks again for securing these iPads for my students.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son was diagnosed with autism at 18 months and now he is 2 and still non verbal. The ipad helps him learn and is such a big help with calming him. I was blessed to find this foundation and I am so grateful he received his ipad.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello our son has been on the autism spectrum since he was 2 years old. We reside in flint michigan and there is no help here at all. Our son is 8 years old now and has a cogntive impairment ,with dyslexia and dysgraphia ... We are sooo grateful for the autism spectrum disorder foundation for granting our son a Apple iPad . This is a great charity thank you for helping us .. happy holidays

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has autism and because of autism spectrum disorder foundation my daughter is learning how to express herself and is able to calm herself with the use of her iPad. I am so grateful for the help!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

From my parent and his son who speaks a English as a second language; Dear ASD Foundation, Thank you for donating Ipads to Drew Transition Center. It will really help my son with his lessons and communication.
Sincerely RM

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In December, 2017 my daughter passed away unexpectedly, I became the legal guardian to her children,one of which was ten years old, nonverbal and with severe autism. This child was Estreya or Bella, as we call her. Bella was using an IPad for both the applications specifically for autism (and speech) as well as to calm down when the world became overwhelming however, the IPad quit working that same month and we could not afford to fix or replace it. Bella and her mother loved to interact and play some of the games that were on the IPad and losing both the same month was very hard for her. I contacted the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation and this month, they sent us an IPad for Bella! What was even more special was that her mother passed away on December 18 and Bella's birthday is December 12, so this generous donation was a combination Birthday and Christmas gift. It made Bella so happy to have something that both reminded her of happier times with her mother and will help her in learning how to better communicate. Being that she will turn eleven on December 12, she was getting very frustrated at trying to let people know what she wanted. This gift is life changing for her and for us! I cannot begin to express how much this gift means! We will be forever grateful to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation for helping this little girl have a chance to a better life!
Sincerely, Cheryl Trujillo

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Michael and his staff could not be any easier to work with, they were very clear with what their capabilities were and even quicker supplying our family with an iPad for our three-year-old son with autism who has difficulty communicating. His iPad calms him down when he gets worked up, is allowing him to learn words in a manner easier than traditional teaching, and better allows him to share how he feels. We are extremely grateful to Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation for their generosity.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is wonderful. They are patient and so kind. As a single mother to a ten year old boy with autism the use of an iPad implanted into daily life will be great! I have downloaded some social skills apps, communication apps, and educational apps that will hopefully make a difference in his life. He struggles in many areas of life especially when not at home with peers. Thank you so much for all of the help that you gave us.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Inc has been amazing to my family. My son was diagnosed with ASD, ADHD, and several other diagnosis and is currently 4 years old. He has very sporadic speech, maybe 20 words or so on a good day. I heard about Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Inc from a Facebook group I am in where another mother talked about the iPad she got for her son as a speech device. I contacted ASDFI and told them our story, and was told that if the funds were available, they would be able to provide my son the iPad he needs. Just a month later, the iPad showed up in the mail. It's been such a huge blessing, and being a family with 2 special needs kids, we were not able to afford one on our own. When the time comes that we have extra money, we are going to pay it forward and donate to ASDFI.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I would like to thank ASDF for providing my non-verbal son with a iPad. He can now learn to communicate with us through his tablet. This was such a blessing that we got it right before Christmas.

I can’t thank you enough for the hope you’ve brought to my family. The kindness from you all at ASDF and this message from a mother of an Autistic child, you all truly touched my family’s heart.

Having a non verbal child is hard and you all made it a little more easy.

God bless you all & happy holidays

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you ASDF! You have provided my son with a tool to use to help decrease his communication barrier and to use as a learning tool! Our son is on the spectrum with limited speech and relies on his family and teachers to assist him throughout his day by understanding him. With his iPad, our son will be able to show his sweet, quirky personality to more people that he meets. ASDF, thank you! Thank you for your interest in improving and supporting those on the spectrum. Your organization IS making differences in the lives of our sweet and loving children!
An appreciative mother

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I receive the iPad two days ago and on behalf of my family I would like to thank ASDF For their great gift I have a autistic non verble five year old son this is great for him to develope more social skill thank you so so so much I have no words for what your organization means too us.

Review from Guidestar