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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Autism, Disabilities, Health

Mission: Generation Rescue is the leading national organization that provides hope, information and immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders. We are usually the first resource families turn to when facing a diagnosis. Generation Rescue educates, supports, advocates and truly empowers families affected by autism to achieve a better quality of life today and encourages healthy choices for future generations. Our vision is to prevent future generations from being diagnosed with autism. We continue to work toward this goal.

Results: Generation Rescue currently helps more than 25,000 families affected by autism spectrum disorders – offering programs nationwide that provide services on a local level and providing mentors in 39 countries around the world. We have a number of great ways to support families including more than 1,300 volunteer parent mentors (we call them our “Rescue Angels”), a toll-free hotline (fielding more than 5,500 calls each year) and an informative website with great tips for accessing resources (read by 25,000 people monthly). Generation Rescue also offers programming on autism treatments, a national conference, virtual and local conferences, links to helpful articles, recommended physicians, and medical grants to families who cannot afford critical treatments such as doctor visits, lab testing and nutritional counseling. We encourage families to visit www.generationrescue.org to learn about the many ways Generation Rescue can support them.

Programs: Generation Rescue’s programs and services are focused on providing support to families affected with autism; such as, grants for treatment, a forum for parents to connect and mentor each other, education and awareness, and support thorough a 24-hour hotline service. Rescue Family Grant Program Rescue Family Grants provide autism treatment for families who otherwise would not have access. Generation Rescue provides families a unique autism treatment program which is not funded by school districts, county programs, insurance or other grant-generating entities. Parent Mentor Program Generation Rescue’s “Rescue Angels” are parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder who have seen significant improvement or loss of diagnosis through the use of novel therapies. “Rescue Angels" volunteer their time to answer questions, give guidance, and provide referrals to local resources for families starting on their journey. Education Generation Rescue is a proud partner of AutismOne the largest US autism conference encompassing novel therapies, behavioral therapies, family advocacy, and physician and first responder training. Support Generation Rescue’s hotline is a resource and referral service, answering questions, addressing concerns, sending additional information and providing hope for recovery to families in need. Families can call (877) 98-AUTISM 24 hours a day.

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I met Generation Rescue around 5 years ago. I had no idea what they do until I met all this families who came to the Generation Rescue Conference in Chicago. The support, information and solutions that they gives to families effected with autism is out of this world. I saw how people thanks them and Jenny McCarthy for what they did for them. Generation Rescure is the best non profit organization for autism.
I will support them and direct people to them as long as I can.
Keep doing the great job that you doing.
Shuki Moran
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1 Annette37

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have always felt the message Generation Rescue shares is a good one. Clean vaccines, educate yourself, and take certain steps to help improve your child's diagnosis. I find the information shared by this organization to be so valuable and the way they share it is available to everyone. They host the autism education summit every year where hundreds ofmparents come together to lrarn from Doctors and experts and it is always an exciting time. Its not just HOPE Generation Rescue provides but a sense of COMMUNITY that is everything to me and everyone I know that is involved. An excellent organization with an excellent purpose!

Michele135

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Generation Rescue is an amazing autism organization that I have been affiliated with for over 10 years. I chose to work with Generation Rescue because they have immediate help for families affected by autism. They offer guidance, education and financial support for those who need it. My family has helped Generation Rescue raise over $700,000 to help those in need of autism support. My 14 year old daughter has recovered from autism with all the things Generation Rescue suggests from first diagnosis to recovery. This organization is far superior than any other autism organization in the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Because kids that have special needs NEED organizations like Generation Rescue to help them through their journey of life. Even greater than that, the organization provides the families with grants that can help them with strategies and treatments that could be otherwise be considered unattainable and expensive. And in the grand scheme of it all, Generation Rescue educates others through events such as the Autism Summit. I am proud to be a volunteer that has worked behind the scenes, met lifelong friends, and advocatesfor the superheroes in my life: my students and friends that are on the autism spectrum. Thank you Generation Rescue!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Generation Rescue provides what few autism organizations can...reliable resources, emotional support, and financial assistance to families who qualify. I have been a part of Generation Rescue's effort to help children and families on the spectrum since its beginning and am proud of the mission and accomplishments of this amazing organization. Not only does Generation Rescue offer hope to families and affected loved ones, it also does it in a financially and professionally responsible way. It's an honor to be a part of this incredible group.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering and raising money for Generation Rescue for 9 years now. The assistance and support Generation Rescue gives families is tremendous!! So many families are lost when their child is diagnosed and GR helps them every step of the way! Many families wouldn't be able to afford the necessary assistance for their child if it wasn't for GR! They are literally changing lives with their dedication! I am HONORED to help every year!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Generation Rescue for 9 years now. We also hold a yearly event in Branson, Mo where all monies raised go to Generation Rescue!! So many families in my area have been able to do the bio medical grants provided by GR & their kids are doing amazing and are on their road to recovery. We support Generation Rescue because we know where the money we raise goes!! I love volunteering for all their events!! Meeting the families that their child has recovered from autism is the most rewarding feeling ever!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for Generation Rescue for 6 years. This is the best foundation I have ever volunteered for. I have also been amazed watching kids recover with the bio medical grants. AMAZING FOUNDATION!!!

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Monique19

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The most caring, passionate and hard-working team out there!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family has been Donors/Supporters/Volunteers for GR for a number of years thanks to 2 amazing friends who became WARRIORS to educate each of us. We are comfortable donating to GR because we have witnessed the guidance/education and support given to local families. We believe in RECOVERY!

Michelle244

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have helped with Rock the Spectrum every year, and I was one of the first grant families in Taney County. I have had support since I got involved. This is a great organization that loves to spread awareness and help families!

1 Stephanie107

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Leading the way to changing how the world sees autism and it's recovery.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They helped me through a very stressful time in my life. Right after my son's diagnosis. I owe them everything....knowledgable and so supportive.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering my time to GR for years and am a proud support to this day!!

Love this org, love that they have helpful resources and dedicate their time to helping kids with autism!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Generation Rescue is one of the most altruistic organizations I have come across. They believe in recovery and provide families, such as my own, with hope, which at times can be very difficult to hold. Their website is such a great resource with information on both prevention and treatment options, with helpful links and other references.

I do not believe this to be an anti-vaccination organization. Nothing on their website or social media pages have suggested that they are against vaccines. I just watched a video on their page with Jenny McCarthy clearly stating, "I am not anti-vaccine." They simply believe in informed health decision and I think they are a great resource!

The staff is a caring and compassionate. I don't know what more could be asked of a Great Nonprofit?

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

Spreading pseudo-science and endangering children - simply irresponsible.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have 2 boys that were diagnosed with autism 6 years ago. I would have given anything to have the support that GR provides for those who choose biomedical intervention. It was a long, lonely road for this momma. I am so excited to be a part of this group and encourage other families. I would have loved to have the Rescue Grant opportunity many years ago as well. GR is making a difference one family and one child at a time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with GR as a Rescue Angel and a Grant Mentor for a very long time. I also have personal experience in running a non-profit and have experienced the pitfalls and challenges that organizations go through. Generation Rescue continues to grow and get better with each passing day. If they experience challenges, they certainly don't show it. I am the parent of two boys on the spectrum. They are 14 and 11 now and I only wish I would have had the support of GR when I was starting the journey. They are so warm, welcoming and supportive. The worst part of having a child with Autism (at least for me) was feeling alone and lost to navigate all of the data. Only having internet stories (mostly negative) to help us along. GR provides so much positive input, provides the HOPE needed to get through those tough days. THANKS for being a bright spot in an often times dark tunnel!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became a rescue angel many years ago. I am still friends with some of the families that found me on line. When I moved to a new state I got a ton of support from another rescue angel.

Carolyn24

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After participating in Round 1 of the Rescue Family Grant Program in 2009, I have had the honor of becoming a volunteer parent mentor for the program in 2012. I am truly humbled by the dedication and caring of the staff for families, including mine. They genuinely are committed to helping children start on the path to healing autism. Generation Rescue and the wonderful sponsors of this program have made such a difference in so many lives when help is rare and hard to come by. I appreciate the opportunity to connect with new families and hopefully make the journey a little less daunting as I know how overwhelming and lonely it can be. You rock GR ;@)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our experience with Generation Rescue started in August 2009 when our family was accepted into the very first round of the Rescue Family Grant program. My twin sons were diagnosed with severe autism in 2008, and although I read about biomedical treatments and wanted to try them, our family was not in a position to try anything due to financial restraints. After a year of no progress and not happy with the "there's nothing but therapy" approach from our pediatrician, I finally decided enough was enough and started the GFCF diet as that was all we were able to do. Being accepted in to the grant program 4 months later was huge for us as we never would have been able to afford to try specialty vitamins and supplements in order to see if they would make a difference along with the diet. We were supported with implementing the diet and starting basic supplements along with 2 doctor visits and a parent mentor. Without GR getting us started there is nothing else out there I have been able to find that would have helped us in this way.

Three years later, I have had the opportunity to become involved as a parent mentor volunteer for the family grant program that gave us our start as a way to help other families at the start of their journey. This program has evolved and continued to offer families such a wealth of information, desperately needed resources, and most of all moral support. There really is nothing else out there like it.The staff at GR as well as the companies who make the program possible go above and beyond in their efforts to help families struggling with autism remain hopeful on the long road to recovery. I can tell you the road is long - since we started the program in 2009 I had a third child diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and my oldest has neurological issues as well. I would sincerely recommend GR to any family who wants to learn more about biomedical protocols and encourage you to apply for the family grant program.

Not only is the website a great educational resource but each year in May they also have the gold standard in autism conferences , Autism One in Chicago and it is streamed FREE online so families can stay on top of the latest treatments and research. Autism in not only overwhelming and isolating, it is expensive, so to have access to a week long conference free (or minimal cost if you attend in person) is amazing.

Thank you Generation Rescue for all of your hard work to help families like mine, we are sincerely grateful to you and everyone that makes this possible. The message of hope for recovery is one our family keeps in our hearts.

Kim_40

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started working with Generation Rescue in April 2012 as a Grant Mentor for their Rescue Families grant program. I have seen so many families and their children benefit from this program. I have seen children that were completely non-verbal when they started, start speaking. I have seen children that use to only eat a couple of foods, start to eat many more. The list of benefits just goes on and on.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

After my son recovered from autism spectrum disorder via bio-medical intervention, I just had to help spread the word. After all none of my sons previous doctors or therapists had told me about bio-med. Thankfully an online friends shared with me her story. It was a life changing experience for my son and I just had to let other parents know about this resource. That is when I found Generation Rescue! I read about their grant program, their rescue angels, and all the wonderful work they do for our children recovering from autism. I knew I had to get involved! I am now a grant mentor for their grant program that helps cover the cost of the initial bio-medical treatment. Which is wonderful, because I have talked to many families that have held back trying bio-medical intervention because of the cost. They are 100% sincere in all they do for the families out there, and I hope to continue to be a part of their organization for a long time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Generation Rescue is one of the most valuable non profits for the autism community I have found yet. It provides relevant and cutting edge information on a broad range of topics for any family who has a child with autism, including; bio-medical intervention, therapeutic interventions and a limitless supply of inspiration and support. Generation Rescue is a home and true gift to any family with an autistic child.