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Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation
228 W Lincoln HWY # 301
Schererville, IN 46375
Report Expiration Date:
March 13, 2017
Mr. Michael Slutsky, Executive Director
Mr. Michael Slutsky, Executive Director - (877) 806-0635 or
Non-Profit Domestic Corporation
March 2007, DE
File Open Date:
Type of Business:
Charity - Local
Additional DBA Names
Autistic Children of America
Autism Awareness Program
Autism Disorder Foundation
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This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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