iTaalk Autism Foundation is a 501c3 Non Profit, providing interactive technology education and solutions to individuals with autism and related special needs, their parents and the professionals that serve them.
TUESDAY's  TREASURES:
Finding Funds

Tuesday's Treasures is a weekly blog that features a different non-profit offering grants and/or funding to families/individuals. We will provide current information on the grant, details for qualification, deadlines, and also tips from the organization itself. 


Throughout 2012, Tuesday's Treasures will highlight 52 different organizations in hopes that at least one will meet the need(s) of each parent/family in the iTaalk circle of friends!  
2013 Tuesday Treasure #2--The Puzzling Piece iPad Challenge

 

Everyone can receive an iPad. This wonderful organization developed a program that not only brings awareness to autism; they help families, schools, and other organizations fundraise to get iPads.

thepuzzlingpiece

Sell 60 pieces of qualifing items and you get a brand new iPad mailed to you. Sound easy? It is. There are puzzle piece necklaces, key chains, & corkscrews for those wanting to promote autism awareness. There are also hearts and Smiling Sams for anyone that loves a child with special needs.

 

If you would like to get started contact Melissa Winters at info@thepuzzlingpiece.com or 201-602-0547 and she will help you get a page set up to start selling your pieces. With social media, e-mail and combinding with other fundraising events you'll be surprised at how quickly you'll sell 60 pieces.

 

Check out the items at http://thepuzzlingpiece.com/ipad.html  

 

Tuesday Treasure #1 for 2013---Benefits.gov

 

This is an image of the Benefits.gov homepage with an official YouTube logo.As part of celebrating Benefits.gov's 10th anniversary of citizen service, they are pleased to offer you a new and exciting way to stay connected with Benefits.gov: our YouTube channel, now featuring their first tutorial video.

You can learn how to get the most value out of using Benefits.gov by visiting the official Benefits.gov YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/BenefitsGOV. If you already have a YouTube account, you can subscribe to the Benefits.gov YouTube channel by clicking the "Subscribe" button at the top of the channel page. Subscribing allows you to receive notifications when new videos are posted and provides an easy way to quickly access your favorite Benefits.gov videos. Even if you do not have a YouTube account, you can still view the informative and helpful videos about the Benefits.gov site and its features at any time.

The Benefits.gov YouTube channel currently showcases a self-help video about the site's confidential prescreening tool, the Benefit Finder. The Benefit Finder Tutorial video is a step-by-step visual guide designed to help you better understand how the Benefit Finder works. This short but informative tutorial also aims to help answer common questions you may have while using the Benefit Finder tool. To turn on the closed captioning, or to use translation, please click on the "CC" icon below the video to adjust your settings.

 

Tuesday Treasure #19 (Brief Explaination)

I feel over the past nineteen weeks I have really went out of my way to list organizations that assist a wide range of families. We realize that all diagnosis, all financial needs, and all states (even other countries) come to iTaalk for funding resources. What I think maybe hasn't been made clear is the MAJOR difference between a legitimate NON-PROFIT that is registered with the IRS under the tax exempt code 501(c)3 and an organization having a raffle or giveaway. So I feel I need to shed some light on this matter before proceeding with my Tuesday Treasure.

 

Grants are monetary aide not required to be paid back. When setting up our non profit we had to decide what guidelines we would have in place to determine eligibility of recipients receiving an iOS device from iTaalk. The criteria a potential non profit puts in place for their grant is written in their by-laws and can be audited at anytime by federal, state and local government agencies. Transparency is something we at iTaalk pride ourselves on. 

 

*Geographical restrictions

*Household Income restrictions

*Diagnosis/Provider restrictions

*Services/Therapies eligible

*Age/race/gender restrictions 

*Maximum amount funded

*Grants for organizations or to individuals

 

All these things are criteria options that each and every non profit funding organization sets up when applying for their non profit status with the IRS. Showing that they are not just giving to friends and family is definitely something the government looks at before approving tax exempt status. Being a legitimate non profit with 501(c)3 status holds us accountable for each and every dollar that we bring in. Businesses and organizations that have raffles and giveaways are not.  

 

CALIFORNIA

 

  • http://pause4kids.org  must be served by the Ventura County SELPA
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    Florida

     

    GEORGIA

     

  • www.kiddosclubhousefoundation.org  
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    MICHIGAN

     

  • www.friendsofjacob.org       
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    OHIO

     

  • www.bb4k.org  Building Blocks for Kids requires that you live in the greater Cincinnati area.
  • www.specialkidstherapy.org     
  • www.zanesfoundation.org  must live in Northeast Ohio     
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    INDIANA, NEW YORK & RHODE ISLAND

     

  • www.hannahandfriends.org       
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