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 #33 Maggie Welby Foundation



Maggie Welby was a loving, beautiful 7 year old girl, who was taken very suddenly from her family and friends on March 24, 2005. Maggie was the ultimate “Big Sister” to Cati Beth, then 2 years old, and to her then unborn baby brother. Kelly James was born 4 weeks after Maggie’s sudden death.

Maggie was a young girl full of life, and filled with dreams. She loved playing soccer and softball, as
well as cheerleading and playing. She sang country music everyday; and danced in the living room, her bedroom, the shower, and even the car. Wise beyond her years Maggie had a knack for always seeing a need in someone, and then proceeding to fill that need. In November of 2004, Maggie donated 11” of her beautiful blond hair to Locks of Love to help kids with cancer have hair pieces; something she had waited over 2 years to be able to do.

When Maggie Welby was in a room, it was instantly filled with love and laughter. She loved everyone she ever met, and never passed judgment on anyone. At 7 years old, she taught everyone the greatest lesson in to love. She died suddenly on March 24, 2005 after being rushed to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital of a Brainstem Subependymoma.
It is stories like this that have started so many amazing organizations that assist us on our journey. Non profit organizations have staff and volunteers that typically have been touched by a particular disability, condition or tragedy. That is why most give their time in assisting with the organization's mission. Know that these organizations came about usually because they want to help YOU on your journey. They are people just like you. Not a business out to make a buck. Keeping that in your mind might make you feel alittle better in asking for help.
The Maggie Welby Foundation offers grants for children and families that have a financial need for a particular purpose.  Grants may extend to children and families in need of help with bills, athletic opportunities, medical needs, or an opportunity that a child would not otherwise have.  All grants are awarded to the family, but are paid directly to the specific purpose for which the grant was applied.
The Maggie Welby Foundation also offers scholarships for children grades Kindergarten through twelve grade. Next award meeting is in December and deadline is December 15, 2012!!! Check out their webiste

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