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Generation Rescue Inc

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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

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

1. Vaccines don't cause Autism-that myth has been repeatedly debunked.
2. Why do we have to "rescue" people with autism. They aren't sick. Their brains work different. People with Autism are wonderful and unique in their own ways. Using interventions and ABA strategies can help them lead a more "normal" life, but they don't need rescuing or fixing. That's just offensive to every person living with Autism.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Generation Rescue is truly a well-run non-profit! Their effective messaging and work around helping benefit autism affected families is admirable


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I attend Generation Rescue Fund raiser Events whtch are very well done and raise autism awareness.Autism affects all of us and Generation Rescue is a Priceless Resource for anyone interested in learning about the condition of people affected by autism and their family members.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Being a financial planner with the ability to help families with special need family members on the financial side, it has given me a great way to add even more value to my clients by recommending Generation Rescue as an incredible informational website. It is an amazing organization which provides great educational information on autism,healthy living, and works to raise the level of awareness for autism.