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Parent Resources

The following list of nonprofit organizations may provide financial assistance to families of children with an ASD diagnosis to offset the cost of Applied Behavior Analysis.

ACT Today 
Act Today awards grants with priority given to families with household incomes less than $100,000.
http://act-today.org/index.php


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/

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

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://autismhelpnetwork.com/

Helping Hand Program – National Autism Association
The Helping Hand Program provides families with financial assistance in getting necessary biomedical treatments, supplements and services for their autistic child.
http://nationalautismassociation.org/family-support/programs/helping-hand/

United Healthcare Children's Foundation
The UnitedHealthcare Children's 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 child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan.
http://www.uhccf.org/apply/

Blooming With Autism
At Blooming with Autism, we recognize the importance of exposing children with autism to various forms of services: from traditional ABA, Speech, OT to non-traditional music, art, karate, tennis, gymnastics, auditory retraining and more. We understand that due to financial constraints most families are unable to provide resources for their children.  Our mission is to ensure that all families have these resources available to them.
https://www.bloomingwithautism.org/

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/

Huckleberry Foundation
One of the main goals of The Huckleberry Foundation is to provide direct assistance to families with special needs children. 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 child.
https://www.thehuckleberryfoundation.com/

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

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

Different Needz Foundation
Gives grants to people with developmental disabilities for equipment, therapy, and more.
http://www.differentneedzfoundation.org/

Fund it Forward
Helps families raise money for their children. They also have grants for supplies not covered by health insurance.
https://www.funditfwd.org/

**This list was adapted from https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/Grant%20Opportunities%20for%20Autism%20and%20Other%20Special%20Needs.pdf?token=AWwYJF7pVE0OaLqkpETIz51rTHRB0jNbfnMqwrY7r1-Q_iX95t_r5INw8kAS5FnIaKGiozh8PwKglTHvgpj52_osyJb3BrlpUf5GtRBJb_6ociyqP-gYFqX7NA4ScrzpBOgFENMYDKNTCx2rXKoR5RZIHpvcJaQ05BPYLqZD73p89w