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.
What do you say about a foundation that is moving mountains. I am a single mother that has been just wowed by this foundation and all that they have given us. My son is 4 and we have been trying for a long time to get him an IPad, he has always taken to tech he is in school and an IPad is what he uses at school and coming home after school was hard because he would go from being able to make his needs known to me guessing which was putting a strain on both of us. So thank you for making our day our world our life that much more easier. Words can not express how grateful we are. They have also helped me with the holidays which I was stressing over I try to buy the things that help him with everyday task you know toys that teach but they seem to be the ones are higher in price but well worth it and I try to pass along toys that once hes mastered to his PT or OT so that kids that are in need can learn. I know how hard it is and this foundation warms my heart and lets me know that there are good people in the world. I plan on asking friends and family to donate what ever they can to this foundation.
Thank you so much for all that you do