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Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation

CharityWatch report issued
October 2019

CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation
228 West Lincoln Highway
Suite 301
Schererville, IN 46375

Other Names

Autism Awareness Program
Autism Awareness Project
Autism Disorder Foundation
Autistic Children of America

Tax Status




Stated Mission

To support children & their families suffering from autism spectrum disorder by providing education, information & stewardship, and to assist other charitable organizations in the provision of similar services.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2018

Program Percentage: 17%

The percentage of Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $85

How many dollars Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation IRS Form 990 20-8820570
Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Audited Financial Statements 20-8820570
Entity: Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 20-8820570
Entity: Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 20-8820570

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation
does not meet governance benchmarks.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation
does not meet transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

  Name Title Compensation
1 Michael Slutsky Executive Director $182,000
Name: Michael Slutsky
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $182,000

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

According to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation (ASDF) audit of December 31, 2018 (Note 3, Concentration of Risk):

"Associated Community Services, Precision Performance, and Midwest Publishing were three of the professional fundraisers utilized by ASDF. They raised 32%, 33%, and 28%, respectively, [or 93% combined] of the total income of ASDF for the year ended December 31, 2018."

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