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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

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Generation Rescue -- is an amazing organization which I have come to love. My niece Caelan has autism and our family became involved with raising money and awareness for GR about 8 years ago. The programs and staff are one of a kind especially their Executive Director, Candace McDonald. They are extremely unique with their support to families - My family and I consider them family. They have moved the needle for their fundraising and passion for getting the "kids" access to doctors and treatments.

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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Donor

Rating: 5

I have sponsored as well as volunteerd for Generation Rescue. Their program has helped out so many children's lives in our community along with many other places. They are truly making sure donations go to the children. There are so many non for profits out there and I chose Generation Rescue as mine. I have seen first hand how they help families with autism. Their resources available to parents is amazing. They are there every step of the way working with families towards recovery.

Dawn85

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of this amazing cause for a number of years. It is very important to me that the money raised at the local events stays here locally to help the families of the children in need. Generation Rescue helps educate the public and raise awareness of the alarming increase of autism in children. They offer solutions, guidance and help to the parents. I feel honored to help this wonderful organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

Alarmed by the rise in both diagnosis of autism and the need for more engagement/action, my wife and I sought an organization bringing fresh ideas to the forefront of education and treatment. We found this in Generation Rescue. They continually push the envelope for research, treatment, grant provision, education and are a very impressive charity. We're happy to donate our money, time and resources to their cause.

Martin Cody

dean.giordano

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been supporting GR for over 5 years. My wife and I have a beautiful Niece who was diagnosed over 8 years ago. With the help of GR and others she is on the road of a healthy recovery. I can't say enough good things about the staff and particularly Candace McDonald, Executive Director. Their professionalism, caring hearts and love of children and families is amazing. They Truly help those families in need to get the treatments that insurance doesn't cover. I consider it an honor and privilege to be associated with them and urge others to support these families in anyway they can