Additional Funding and Support

 Anchor of Hope Foundation

Anchor of Hope Foundation offers financial assistance to individuals who can provide a proof of diagnosis of a developmental disability to help cover the costs of therapy, education, equipment, and other direct needs of the individual not covered by insurance or Medicaid.

http://www.anchorofhopefoundation.org/

Autism Care Today

Autism Care Today is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families affected by autism.

http://www.act-today.org

Autism Cares Foundation

Autism Cares helps families affected by autism to cover costs associated with critical living expenses such as; housing, utilities, car repair, daycare, funeral expenses, and other essential items on a case-by-case basis.

http://autismcaresfoundation.org/

Autism Help Network

The Autism Help Network offers grants and scholarships to families who are experiencing financial difficulty in obtaining schooling, therapy, medical and biomedical treatment.

http://www.autismhelpnetwork.com/

Autism Rescue Angels

Autism Rescue Angels is a 501(c)3 non-profit striving to provide immediate financial assistance to autism families in the Houston area.

http://www.autismrescueangels.org/

AutismSpeaks Cares

AutismSpeaks Cares provides support for families affected by autism during natural disasters and other catastrophic life events. The grant program helps families to cover costs associated with critical expenses related to the well-being of the family member with autism on a case-by-case basis.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/financial-assistance

Blooming With Autism

At Blooming with Autism, we recognize the importance of exposing individuals with autism to various forms of therapy: from traditional ABA, Speech, OT to non-traditional music, art, karate, tennis, gymnastics, auditory retraining and more.  There is also a high demand for therapy tools such as Ipads, weighted blankets, assisted learning devices, adaptive bicycles and the list goes on.  However, we also understand that due to financial constraints most families are unable to provide these for their individuals.  Our mission is to ensure that all families have these resources available to them.

https://www.bloomingwithautism.org/

Friends of Man

Grants for therapy, equipment, and other needs. Must have a sponsor such as an agency or social worker apply.

http://www.friendsofman.org/index.php

Giving Angels Foundation

Funds are awarded on a case by case basis with preference given to lower income and single parent families. Families who wish to receive assistance must complete an application and submit required supporting documents.

http://givingangelsfoundation.org/

Giving Angels Foundation

The mission of the Giving Angels Foundation is to enhance the daily functioning of a individual with special needs and his/her family by awarding assistance through the purchase of a specific item or items.

http://givingangelsfoundation.org/extensions

Helping Hand Program – National Autism Association

The Helping Hand Program provides families with financial assistance in getting necessary biomedical treatments, supplements and therapy services for their autistic individual.

http://nationalautismassociation.org/family-support/programs/helping-hand/

Huckleberry Foundation

One of the main goals of The Huckleberry Foundation is to provide direct assistance to families with special needs individuals. We accept applications from families in need of financial assistance for their family member(s) with special needs. Eligible applicants have a family member or members medically diagnosed with a disability such as autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, etc. You are welcome to apply for funds for anything that will directly improve the life of your special needs individual.

https://www.thehuckleberryfoundation.com/

iTaalk

Interactive Technology Assisting Autistic Little Kids itaalk provides interactive technology to individuals (0-22) with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and educational training on interactive technology to families, educators, and service providers of individuals with special needs.

https://www.itaalk.org/

Joni And Friends

The Christian Fund for the Disabled is a modest grant program administered by Joni and Friends. CFD provides one-time grants to qualifying individuals in cooperation with (i.e., endorsement by) churches or Christian organizations.

http://www.joniandfriends.org/help-and-resources/organizations/christian-fund-disabled/

KNOWAutism

KNOWAutism was founded in 2013 with the goal of helping families of individuals with autism better navigate the process of diagnosis, treatment, intervention, and education. Then organization provides funding for tuition and diagnostic assistance.

http://www.know-autism.org/home.html

The Canyon Rice Hope Scholarship

The Canyon Rice Hope Scholarship provides grants to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities for therapeutic tools, camp fees and other expenses not covered by insurance. Grants are usually in the $100-$250 range in order to benefit as many people as possible. The grant is a program of Gateway Services in Franklin, IN. For more information, contact JENNY_L_RICE@YAHOO.COM.

The Maggie Welby Foundation

The Maggie Welby Foundation offers grants for individuals and families that have a financial need for a particular purpose.  Grants may extend to individuals and families in need of help with bills, athletic opportunities, medical needs, or an opportunity that a individual would not otherwise have.

http://www.maggiewelby.org/Grants.html

United Healthcare Individuals’ Foundation (do NOT need to be insured by United)

The UnitedHealthcare Individuals’ Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to facilitating access to medical-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the individual and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan.

http://www.uhccf.org/apply/

Additional Resources

National Autism Association

The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential.
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The Autism Society

The Autism Society, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.
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Autism Research Institute

Since 1967 ARI has focused on studying treatments that improve the quality of life--sometimes to the point of recovery--for those on the autism spectrum.
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Autism Resources

Autism Resources has information and links regarding the developmental disabilities Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
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Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to take action to address this urgent global health crisis.
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TheAutSpot.com

TheAutSpot.com is a free online community linking family members and specialists nationwide who deal with individuals diagnosed with autism.
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Autism Today

Offers books, merchandise, and other autism resources, so that those affected by autistic individuals can recognize the signs and find help.
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National Institute of Mental Health

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
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Schafer Autism Report

We monitor all the major news sources, websites and the latest research for important and practical news and developments with a balanced, no-spin presentation.
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Talk About Curing Autism

TACA provides support and education for families affected by autism through local chapters, coffee talks, parent support, educational events, and more.
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US Autism & Asperger Association

USAAA is a leading nonprofit organization for education, support, and solutions.
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Inspire

Inspire builds online health and wellness communities for patients and caregivers, in partnership with national patient advocacy organizations, and helps life science organizations connect with these highly engaged populations.
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Autism Parenting Magazine

Autism Parenting Magazine aims to provide you with the most current information and interventions about Autism so that you can make the most informed decisions about what will benefit individually.
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