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Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Inc

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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. In addition, we spread awareness by providing Early Detection Kits, free of charge, to individuals and agencies who work with infants, toddlers and preschool children. In the past five years, ASDF has provided direct financial assistance to approximately 1,427 families who have children on the autism spectrum. The financial assistance went for camp scholarships, iPads for children who are nonverbal, swimming lessons, horse therapy lessons and holiday gift cards. During the same period of time, we provided autism awareness information to approximately 2,478,000 new mothers across the United States through our autism awareness program.

Programs: The foundation educates the public about autism; provides families 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 relevent community service organizations that help people suffering from autism.

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a blessing...I can’t thank you enough for this generous gift for my special boy! Things have not been going well Shane’s sister has just been diagnosed with Crohn’s/ulcerative colitis..It’s been a rough couple of months, I just want to say what a lift of my spirit this is,Thank you for blessing families like us with your kindness and generosity! May God bless and keep you and multiply many blessings back to you in return! God Bless- Sherry,Shane,Sara

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The funds provided by this organization has allowed one of my students to participate in an after school Gardening Program for students with AU. Participating in this program has been life changing for him. He has grown in so many ways! He has not only learned important life skills but he has made so many new friends and memories. Thank you for your support!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently emailed the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation,asking if they helped with strollers for children on the spectrum. I specified my son who is 7 yo,and can walk perfectly fine,but he wanders and runs. Mr. Michael Slutsky emailed me quite quickly,and informed they would be more than happy to assist with the purchase of one. He just needed proof of his diagnosis and to email a picture of the stroller of my choice. I sent in my my sons papers,and a picture of what I had found. He quickly sent back the confirmation order,and my sons stroller will be here Monday. If it wasn't for Mr. Michael Slutsky and this amazing foundation,this would have never been possible. I can't thank you enough. I will be forever grateful!

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My two year old is newly diagnosed autism spectrum and he also has a genetic disorder called 17q12 duplication this is all new to me because my older son is not autistic

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5


Dear ASDF,

Thank you for your partnership with Parker Autism Foundation. Because of your kind, generous support, my grandson with autism could not otherwise afford these life-enhancing activities. Camp scholarships definitely helped Ryan be comfortable where activities really suit him. The Parker Autism Foundation has provided him great role models and many friends to be comfortable in sharing his own unique personality with others. Shelley and staff know him so well they know exactly the holiday gifts that will be his favorites!

Sincerely,
Linda Brown

Review from Guidestar

Carol162

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation sent us a $250 Walmart gift card. With out that my 9 year old Autistic son would not had Christmas. I was able to get him gifts and get his favorite for Christmas dinner. He had a great Christmas cause of this. I can not thank you enough for the help.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for including our family in your Holiday Gift Card Program. I was able to buy much needed clothes and a few toys for my son this Christmas. We live on a tight budget, and without your generosity, getting these thing for my son wouldn't be possible. Thank you!

Parent of an artistic child

1 Randy48

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My grandson with autism recevied his i pad today ,it has bin very helpfull with his education, and learning ability. He is 5 years old , stimulus his brain , eye hand coordination.

Review from Guidestar

Beck690

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to thank you for my sons ipad he will benefit from this alot..he has autism..sensory issues and adhd..he really needed this to help him..again thank you please donate to autism they really do help..

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have 2 sons with autism one is by birth and other one is adopted.the autism Foundation has helped get christmas for kids with funds that are done by donations.I could have not got them hardly nothing without their help they are a true blessing.please keep donations coming in this truly helps so many families that need help.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Parker Autism Foundation and ASDF donated an Ipad tablet to my child!!!!!! Thank you for picking us for this gift.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for bring us the World of Ipad, Parker Autism Foundation and ASDF. People just do not say Thank you enough...........Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! You Rock or as my boys say, "Your a Rock" My 6 year old will have his nose in this every night. So many great Apps available for learning.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had to sign in and express my deep gratitude for your support. The IPAD for my son will be such a great tool. I just have to learn how to use it; better yet, we will have to learn together! The Parker Autism Foundation has been so amazing. Thank you ASDF for giving us this opportunity.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you to the Parker Autism Foundation and ASDF. OMG, My little man is so excited with his new IPAD. This is such a blessing. I am so happy knowing this program of support and giving is available. Thank you and God Bless you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Micheal Slutsky at Autism Spectrum Disorder are indeed TRUE ANGELS IN DISGUISE AND ANBLESSING BEYOND BELIEF! I ENCOURAGE ANY AN ALL TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT AND CONTRIBUTE TO THIS NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION BECAUSE IF IT WERENT FOR THE PUBLIC'S SUPPORT NONE OF THIS COULD BE MADE POSSIBLE! MY 16 YEAR OLD SON RECEIVED HIS GIFT CARD TO WALMART AND YOU HAVE NO ODEA THE JOY IT BROUGHT TO OUR FAMILY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! ISAIC IS 16 YEARS OLD VERY GOOD KID JUST SPECIAL HES AUTISTIC BUT AWESOME AND I LOVE HIM SO MUCH AND ITS HARD TO FIND ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN PERIOD AT THE AGE OF 16 AND WITH A DISABILITY BUT THIS PROGRAM HAS TOUCH THE LIVES OF MANY AND I AM ONE OF FEW! I WOULD LIKE TO SINCERELY THANK EVERY ONE AT.MYASD ORGANIZATION THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS YEAR SO VERY DIFFERENT THAN ALL THE OTHERS...CYNTHIA

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son has ASD and has had the great opportunity to attend Camp Odakoda this past summer thanks to the generous donation of Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation. The financial aid you provided helped our family and made it possible for our son to go to this amazing camp for kids with autism spectrum disorder. It is a camp he looks forward every summer because he gets to be himself around kids just like him.

Review from Guidestar

1 Christina106

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son works better with electronics than paper so the ipad was a god send to help him. Thank you so very much for your help.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter Nya Layne 1s 12 years old and has Autism. She recently received a scholarship from your organization to attend Stone Soup Camp in Monroe, GA. I would like to give you a HUGE thank you for this. Not only does my daughter absolutely love this camp, my other daughter Najah volunteers at it every year because the extraordinary people there and her enjoyment of givning back. Thank you so much for your kindness.
Sincerely,

Robin Layne

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son received an iPad mini from your organization and the look on his face when i opened the box and showed him what was inside brought tears to my eyes.We are currently struggling financially at the moment so to receive a gift like this for our son was truly a blessing.Everyone in our household was thankful and inspired by your organizations graciousness and to show our gratitude we have pledged to help others just as your organization has helped us.Our family sincerely thanks the people at Autisim Spectrum Disorder Foundation INC :)

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We really appreciate the scholarship that you generously provided for our son to attend Camp Yakety Yak. This camp has been so valuable for Logan. Having autism makes it difficult for him to handle typical camps. We tried, but it always proved frustrating for Logan and the people trying to work with him. At Camp Yakety Yak, his special gifts are appreciated and his challenges are handled with compassion, skill, and care. Plus, his neurotypical sister gets to attend with him! This will be Logan's fifth summer at Camp Yakety Yak! We can't imagine a summer without this camp. Thanks for helping us provide this wonderful camp for our son!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A big thank for your generosity and kindness to ASD Oregon. Because of you, several children on the Autism spectrum are able to attend summer camp at Camp Odakoda who would otherwise be unable to do so! You are amazing! You made the kids so happy. Thank you!