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 # 37 iTaalk's App Facilitator Program

iTaalk's App Facilitator Program:

Please read thoroughly before applying.

The App Facilitator Program was created to provide assistance for families, individuals and service providers in obtaining an App or Program that would otherwise be unattainable for the family. Guidelines for this program are listed below:

1) The App Facilitator Program will grant apps with a minimum cost of $25, and a maximum of FIVE apps/programs in a calendar year at a value of less than $250 total for each individual or therapist enrolled in the program.  This program requires significant volunteer power, so we limit this value/qty in order to ensure as many individuals have the opportunity to participate as possible.  Not all requests will be accommodated, but we will do all in our power to get as many met as possible. Applicants must CURRENTLY OWN THE DEVICE for which they are requesting apps.

2) When applying for this program, please be prepared to provide the following:

- Individual's Diagnosis Letter (Can be any Medical Dx, but must come from a licensed professional on letterhead with current contact information) or a copy of your most recent, VALID licensure for your position.
- Name and Contact Information of an appropriate Professional* (Speech Therapist, OT, Special Education Teacher, etc) who will help ensure a successful implementation for this app/program, OR a letter from your director supervisor* stating your current position and employment.  *May be contacted by iTaalk.
- The Name of the App, Cost and Developer information**
- A brief (250-500 words) explanation of why your app request is necessary for you, your patients, or your child's success, how it will be used, and why you have been unable to purchase yourself.  Take advantage of the opportunity to tell your story.  
- Basic contact information of parent(s) and child.

3) Program is available worldwide and open to ALL disabilities and ages (as long as there is sufficient documentation of dx).  Applications must be completed or translated into English.  Thank you.

**For Proloquo2go requests, please visit Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region.  With the high demand for P2G, specialized requirements make it more efficient to apply directly with Easter Seals.  We are extremely happy to provide details for this wonderful program with Easter Seals and P2G, and think it is an equally responsible program for app facilitation. iTaalk is happy to be working with P2G and their families assisting with other needs, just not for app assistance at this time. Easter Seals Contact Page  

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