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.
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.


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 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  


Tuesday Treasure #1 for


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

You can learn how to get the most value out of using by visiting the official YouTube channel at If you already have a YouTube account, you can subscribe to the 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 videos. Even if you do not have a YouTube account, you can still view the informative and helpful videos about the site and its features at any time.

The 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 #22--Help with air travel

Thought I would pass on some of these wonderful resources for families that will be doing some air travel over the summer.
This is the OFFICIAL word on what is allowed through security. Notice lots of things exempt for families traveling with children that have special healthcare needs.
Some tips for once on the aircraft. This is Delta Airline's actual safety video. With most families looking for non stop flights remember to consider all airports within a two hour radius of your home. (Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus and maybe even driving to Chicago to get a non stop flight would be what I would recommend for my Toledo families.) 
And of course here is an APP for what to expect when going on an airplane.
Realistic sounds of airplane taking off and landing.
As a flight attendant with 22 years experience, I am required by the FAA to ADVISE passengers to fasten their seatbelts when the Captain has the seatbelt sign illuminated. That being said, I can NOT physically make you put your (or your child's) seatbelt on. Arguing with a flight attendant about safety procedures is pointless and could just escalate the situation and involve additional authorities. (Not necessary). I would suggest saying you understand and that you will take care of it. Keeping your child seated and safe is obviously something parents care about as well. Finding a way to do that calmly and without causing a MAJOR incident is what we all want. I would be more than happy to talk to any families that would like other suggestions for traveling with their child this summer.


Now for some grants that could possibly help with the cost of airtravel. Most are to assist with medical related necessity. This looks like an amazing search engine for air travel specifically.

Air travel

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