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How To Make A Donation

How do I make a donation to US Autism & Asperger Association?

For an online donation, click on a donate button above for the amount of the donation (e.g., DONATE $50). A new window will open and you will be at the secured PayPal webiste. You have the option of paying with PayPal or using your own Credit Card.

What if my donation is in honor of or in memory of someone special?

First click here to open up the donation honor/memory form (this form opens up in a separate window). Complete the information on this form and submit your request. (If you do not require an acknowledgement of your donation to someone, click on the donation button dollar amount above). If you choose the "Other" button, consider making it a monthly recurring donation.

 

In Memory
Remember someone special by giving a gift in his or her memory. US Autism & Asperger Association will send an acknowledgement via email or by USPS mail for your thoughtful donation to the person of your choice.

 

In Honor
Give a gift to honor someone close to you for a birthday, an anniversary, a wedding, to celebrate a birth of baby, a bar or bat mitzvah, or other special occasions. US Autism & Asperger Association will send an acknowledgement via email or by USPS mail for your thoughtful donation to the person of your choice.

Thank you for your commitment to the USAAA mission: to Provide the Opportunity for everyone with autism spectrum disorders to achieve their fullest potential, by enriching the autism community with education, training, accessible resources, and partnerships with local and national projects. USAAA provides educational and family support through conferences and workshops as well as through published and electronic mediums. USAAA distributes information with regard to medical, behavioral, developmental, and educational interventions, adjunct therapies, and research to parents, practitioners, students, individuals with autism, Asperger Syndrome and other related disorders, teachers and everyone who wants to learn more about autism, Asperger Syndrome and related disorders.

 



Frequently Asked Questions


How much of my donation is going directly to support the programs at USAAA?

100% of all donations to US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) go directly to providing support for our programs and initiatives. No administrative costs are funded by donations. Our goal is to "Provide the Opportunity" for individuals with autism spectrum disorders to achieve their fullest potential. Your support enhances the quality of life of individuals and their families and caregivers touched by autism spectrum disorders.

How will my donation be used?

Your donation will directly support the programs at USAAA including:
USAAA conferences and resources, boasting a proud network of speakers, staff and board members who are highly trained in the field of autism


Scholarships
, for low income members of the autism community to attend the annual World Conference


Adult Support Programs Initiative - USAAA offers information on Adult Support Programs. One program is a model for a multifaceted center that is currently in operation in California. This program was developed by a USAAA Advisory Board member and we hope to expand this model in the US over the next five years. 

 

Climbing for Autism Project, one of our new initiatives that was introduced in 2016. Indoor climbing programs around the country are designed to help our children and adults to: Develop positive recreation skills, Increase muscle tone and motor skills, Develop trust and relationship building skills, Increase self-esteem and empowerment, Promote independence, health and wellness, Increase knowledge and access to recreation activities, Enjoy themselves in a safe and controlled environment. It is one of the best occupational therapy interventions.


USAAA WeeklyNews
, an email newsletter that addresses a range of topics on Autism Spectrum Disorders including Asperger's Syndrome and other related disorders, reaching thousands of people every week


Newsletter archive
, featuring articles, from 2005, of USAAA WeeklyNews email newsletters


US College Autism Project (US CAP)
, creating an opportunity for individuals on the autism spectrum to have a successful college experience and to be prepared for post-collegiate transitions;
Educational materials, including Conference Proceedings Manuals, DVDs and audio downloads; Training and Consultation for professionals, providing a uniquely tailored program that includes a curriculum to better meet the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum 


USAAA TV
, providing live streaming of the annual USAAA World Conference and a video library. The USAAA 2010 World Conference became the first ever autism and Asperger conference to be streamed live in its entirety and was the most viewed autism conference in the world.


Support
for local community events


Social media
, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
, and Vimeo


USAAA website
, providing a vast amount of up-to-date information on Autism Spectrum Disorders with an extensive library of resources

Is my donation tax deductible?

US Autism & Asperger Association is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization exempt from federal income tax as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations are tax deductible for United States citizens. For donors outside of the United States, as well as US citizens, always consult with your tax advisor regarding whether your donation is tax deductible.

How do I help support these wonderful programs?

Small donations of even $15 or $25 make great impacts on the lives of individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Larger donations (i.e. $250, $500, $1,000, etc.) make a very significant difference in helping provide scholarships for our USAAA annual World Conference, as well as supporting all of our other programs as listed above.

Does USAAA sell, rent or trade donor information to other agencies?

No! We are committed to protecting your privacy.

Can I make my donation in honor of/in memory of someone?

Yes. Remember someone special by giving a gift in his or her memory. You can also give a gift to honor someone close to you for a birthday, an anniversary, a wedding, the birth of baby, a bar or bat mitzvah, or other special occasions. USAAA will send an acknowledgement via email or by USPS mail for your thoughtful donation to the person of your choice.

How do I make a donation?

You can help support the USAAA mission by using one of these three easy donation methods:
Online on this page above by clicking on the Donate button.
Telephone
Mail


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