Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER FOUNDATION INC

  • Schererville, IN
  • www.autismspectrumdisorderfoundation.org

Mission Statement

TO SUPPORT CHILDREN & THEIR FAMILIES SUFFERING FROM AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER BY PROVIDING EDUCATION, INFORMATION, AND STEWARDSHIP AND TO ASSIST OTHER CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS IN THE PROVISION OF SIMILAR SERVICES.

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 THIS 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.

Main Programs

  1. Social Skills Camp Scholarship Program
  2. Holiday Gift Card Program
  3. Autism Awareness Project
  4. Swim Program
  5. iPad Program
  6. Equine Therapy
  7. Autism Awareness Campaign
  8. Trade School Scholarship Program
Service Areas

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National

We serve a variety of organizations throughout the United States.

ruling year

2007

Executive Director

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Mr. Michael Slutsky

Keywords

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autism service treatment care

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EIN

20-8820570

 Number

0607125199

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Autism (G84)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation's priorities are to provide information, education and financial assistance to families who have children with autism and to support community service organizations that also meet these needs. Through our Autism Awareness Program, we distribute Autism Awareness Information to new mothers through our bookmark program. The organization provides financial assistance to individual families and sponsors scholarships for summer camps, equine therapy, swimming lessons and other services offered by various community service organizations. Through our iPad program, we are able to provide nonverbal children on the Autism Spectrum with a way to communicate their thoughts to parents, teachers and others. ASDF is able to make the Holiday Season a little brighter with our Holiday Gift Card Program. We provide gift cards from Target and WalMart to deserving families who have children on the Spectrum.

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 this 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

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Social Skills Camp Scholarship Program

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Holiday Gift Card Program

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Autism Awareness Project

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Swim Program

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iPad Program

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Equine Therapy

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Autism Awareness Campaign

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Trade School Scholarship Program

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Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    ASDF has 3 main goals. Our first goal is to increase public awareness regarding autism and the effects it has on individuals and their families. Secondly, we provide families with financial assistance based on their needs. Finally, our camp scholarships give children the chance to participate in swimming lessons, equine therapy, summer programs and other activities.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We provide early detection kits, free of charge, to individuals and agencies who work with infants, toddlers and preschool children. Donations allow us to help pay for therapy sessions, preschool tuition, and other items that families may need. Our partnership with various organizations allows us to provide fund for camp scholarships throughout the year.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We rely on donations from the general public in order to provide these valuable programs. The programs are budgeted at the beginning of the year and updated throughout the year as funds are available. ASDF partners with autism organizations across the United States to provide financial assistance for various programs. Our partners help to select and distribute the funds to the families who deserve it the most.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We will know if we are making progress by the number of children and families we are able to help during the calendar year.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have been able to grow our programs throughout the year. Unfortunately, there are still many children and families who need our help.
Service Areas

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National

We serve a variety of organizations throughout the United States.

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Financials

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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER FOUNDATION INC

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Executive Director

Mr. Michael Slutsky

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Don Shaykin

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundatoin

Term: Jan 2014 - Jan 2017

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