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 # 24 is The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project


Since 2001, The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project has provided support and services to parents with physically disabled children all across the nation, regardless of their underlying disease or disorder.  "It has been our goal to provide parents of children with special health care needs with the 'tools' they need to easily and safely care for their child in the family home", said Kristen Malfara, Founder and Executive Director of The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project.  "Tools that are not considered medically necessary by insurance but that make their job as caregiver easier, thereby enhancing the quality of life for their child and their entire family."  In addition to providing gently used pediatric disability equipment, new specialized bath chairs and assisting parents in attending medical support group conferences, in early 2012 they opened the doors to Morgan's Place - located at 411 Ocean Avenue in Melbourne Beach, Florida!!!

With all the many support group/educational conferences going on this particular grant caught my eye. The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project's 2012 Small Grant Application Period is open from May 20, 2012 to June 30, 2012. There are two grants open currently: Personal Care for adaptive bath/shower chairs and Support Group Travel. This category will include up to $500 to off-set the travel expenses of a first-time attendance at a disease-specific family support group/medical conference that includes the entire family. Eligible expenses include airfare, hotel, gas, conference fees, etc. 


Somethings to keep in mind.....

1. If your child has a diagnosis that qualifies him/her for funding assistance from another organization, you MUST provide proof that you have applied to them and been denied before you will be considered for funding through their programs.  

2.The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project, Inc  is a non-profit organization providing small grants to the parents of chronically-ill children with life-long physical disabilities.


3.There is a maximum of $500 in services per recipient.     


Grant guidelines at 



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