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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.

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Rating: 5

As a volunteer with a non profit Theraputic Horseback Riding Program we have many riders with Autism Spectrum Disorder and I cannot describe the benefits of horseback riding for these children. They absolutely connect with these giant animals and their personalities shine. They develop a bond that enables them to mature and grow. We have one autistic rider who has even gone on to win 2 national championships! Such an accomplishment! This foundation has generously provided 4 of our riders with a full year riding scholarship! Without this organization, these riders would not be able to ride. What a difference this foundation has made to us, in being able to help these children, and to the familes who could not otherwise afford to bring their children. Thank you for your support!

Sandra Donaldson
Stirrups 'n Strides therapeutic Riding Center
Ocala, Fla

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Rating: 5

I am a Board Member representing a Theraputic Handicapped Horseback Riding Program in Central Florida called Stirrups'n Strides Theraputic Horseback Riding Program. We are a registered non-profit 501-3c program and we totally rely on donations to keep our organization going. This year the Autism Spectrum Foundation generously donated enough funds to sponsor 4 of our autistic riders for lessons for the entire season. Without their help these riders would not be able to ride. Our mission is to offer an opportunity for growth and mental and physical development. We hope that their fundraising efforts this year will again allow them to assist us. Please consider donating to this organization so that they may help us and other organizations assis those within the Autism Spectrum.

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