Children With Autism Deserve Education

A nonprofit organization

13 donors

24% complete

$5,000 Goal


 Helping children with autism reach their full potential through financial support for evidence-based education and therapy.    


More and more children in the United States are diagnosed with autism. In fact, 1 in every 59 children was identified with autism spectrum disorder in 2014—up from 1 in 150 in the year 2000.

While opportunities for high-quality therapy and educational resources are increasing to account for this growing prevalence, intensive treatments are often well beyond a family's financial means and many public schools don’t have the resources to provide them.

According to a 2014 study, the total lifetime cost of supporting an individual with autism is an astonishing $1.4 million in the United States. If an intellectual disability is also present, the total rises even more to $2.4 million. Education alone can cost a family an extra $8,600 per year.


We believe that children with autism deserve to obtain the most effective means of education.
C.A.D.E. exists to help them access it.


Through grants, C.A.D.E. helps fund evidence-based education, therapy and medical interventions for children with autism that don’t have the financial resources. Since 2014, C.A.D.E. has provided more than $500,000 in financial support to families in Minnesota—helping kids reach their full potential to live healthy, happy, productive lives.


We’re passionate about helping families and kids with autism. 


C.A.D.E. is a 100% volunteer-run organization—from our Board of Directors to event volunteers.  That means that all net proceeds from events and donations go directly to fund grants for children in Minnesota.

Our founders, board and volunteers have personal family experience with autism, and are deeply committed to ensuring that children are able to access the education and medical treatments they need to live healthy lives—as well as supporting organizations exploring the causes of and interventions for this epidemic.


And we want to do more. 


We’re constantly looking to expand our ability to help positively impact the lives of those living with autism

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Children With Autism Deserve Education

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6533 Flying Cloud Dr 1200
Eden Prairie, MN 55344