ASDF is a small organization helping to meet big needs in the lives of children and their families affected by autism. The cost of providing services and treatment for a child affected by autism can be taxing to a family’s budget.   Families make significant sacrifices to get their children into therapies and schools that address their child’s needs. In spite of these efforts, they often must compromise and prioritize basic family needs to help the individual with autism. These financial challenges can be especially glaring during the end-of-the-year holiday season.

While ASDF works with families and autism-specific organizations throughout the year, they make a point to provide an extra boost this time of year with their Holiday Gift Card Program! This week 10 families in Ohio benefitted by receiving a $500 gift card to Wal-Mart to assist them in providing

This week 10 families in Ohio benefitted by receiving a $500 gift card to Wal-Mart to help them provide a special holiday to their children. All of the beneficiaries live in rural communities where resources are often less available.  Three of the families live near the Portsmouth area, three in the Sandusky area, and the remaining four live in the southern central area of Circleville/Chillicothe.

Mr. William Davidson of Bloomingville, Ohio remarked how the unexpected funds blessed his family. He is a single parent of three children. The youngest, an adolescent, is deeply impacted by autism. “All my children have been through so much with the loss of their mother in recent years,” he remarked, “but it’s been especially difficult for Trenton who struggles to understand and communicate. This generous gift from the Foundation not only helps us financially, but lets us know that we are not alone in our effort to provide for Trenton’s needs. I’m so glad there are people out there who care.”

Companies and individuals interested in helping ASDF continue their efforts to assist families affected by autism can contact them at: or 877.806.0635.

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