September 27, 2017

Funding Resources

There are a variety of foundations and organizations offer financial aid to assist in the cost of therapy and other therapeutic-type situations. Here, Qualife has compiled a list of them as a courtesy for families that may need assistance. Qualife is not personally or financially affiliated with these organizations and is not responsible for any changes to the information provided on each site and is not familiar with how each organization works. If you have any questions, please go to the organization directly for more information.

ACT Today & ACT Today for Military Families: Act Today awards grants of up to $5,000 with priority given to families with household incomes less than $100,000. Funding may be used for ABA, speech therapy, occupational therapy, meds, and home safety devices. There are quarterly grant deadlines.

Aid for Autistic Children Foundation: The Aid for Autistic Children Foundation has financial assistance and charitable grants of up to $150,000 in total debt relief per household.

Anchor of Hope Foundation: Click on “Opportunities” and then “Special Needs Scholarship” to get the Anchor of Hope scholarship application and instructions. The maximum grant for special needs children for various uses is $250 per family.

Autism Cares: This Autism Cares webpage contains a direct link to the registration process for a Financial Support Award. This collaborative agency offers funding to families across the US who are living with autism and also are coping with a major crisis such as flood or fire. AutismCares assists families who meet the eligibility criteria to cover costs associated with housing, automobile repair, insurance premiums, medical care, prescriptions, daycare, funeral expenses, and other items on a case-by-case basis. Income cap of $40,000.

Autism Now State Support Grants and Cash Subsidies: The Autism Now webpage provides links to specific state family support grants or cash subsidies. Each resource has different qualifying amounts and eligibility criteria.

Autism Support Network: This Autism Support Network webpage provides listings as well as direct links to dozens of financial resources and other online support. This website provides access to a “Benefit Finder” which offers multiple search methods to quickly find state and federal benefits you may be entitled to.

Blooming with Autism: $60,000 annual income cap and grants for $2,000 for therapies. Provides funding for intensive pediatric therapy for financially disadvantaged children diagnosed with neurological disorders. Gives $500 maximum grant to individuals with disabilities.

Conover Mobile Technology Grant: Promotes the use of mobile technology and our apps to improve an individual’s freedom and independence.

The Ezra B. Smith Foundation for Autism Therapy and Education: Seeks to provide financial assistance for ABA therapy and education for autistic children. Please click on the link and contact them by email to inquire about applying for their grant opportunities. Offers scholarships for children with disabilities to participate in therapeutic riding, adaptive swimming, and a variety of programs.  Please contact them by email to inquire about grant information.

Family First Program: National Autism Association: This Helping Hand Program can provide a one-time grant of up to $1,000 to help pay for treatment for a child with autism under the age of 21.

First Hand Foundation: The First Hand Foundation will provide families who meet certain financial guidelines with grants of up to $1,000 for ABA therapy. Grants for therapy, equipment, and other needs. Must have a sponsor such as an agency or social worker apply.

Giving Angels Foundation: The Giving Angels Foundation enhances the daily functioning of a child with special needs. The Lexi Kazian Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to improving the comfort and quality of life for children with special needs. This is accomplished by providing education, therapy and playground equipment, therapy toys, resources and scholarships for families, and therapists in need of financial assistance and/or community support. A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization that seeks to supports the community of individuals working online who grant the needs and wants of others making a wish. We believe that no wish is too large, no hero is too small and that everyone can become a hero.

Imagine A Way Austin: Stands in the gap for families of children with autism who are in need of, but cannot afford, critical therapeutic services. It is an Austin-based nonprofit foundation that provides funding to families of children with autism ages two to seven that uses donations to provide grant money to families in the Austin area to help pay for therapies for their child. Therapies that can be accessed with this money are occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and applied behavior analysis, etc.

Interactive Technology Assisting Autistic Little Kids: 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. Christian Fund for the Disabled

Kerr Insurance Group: Offers financial planning services to families of children with special needs. They can support families in finding a health insurance plan that provides better coverage for their child’s therapies, setting up a special needs trust, and securing a life insurance plan that fits the family’s needs. Meeting with Kerr Insurance Group is free of change and can provide families with long term benefits to better support their child. Through their project Therapy Kulture they provide therapeutic services to children in need.  Along with this project Kulture City has many other projects that impact the lives of those touched by autism or other special need such projects provide weighted blankets, toys, and IPAD’s to children across the world.

Maggie Welby Foundation: Offers grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 to children and families in need for a variety of purposes. Provides financial assistance to persons with Down syndrome or other developmental disabilities to improve their quality of life by meeting their daily living, employment, medical, residential, or social needs.

Modest Needs Foundation: This link takes you to the required registration page to learn about several Modest Needs grant opportunities and eligibility requirements. The helping hand foundation of the National Autism Association, provides families with financial assistance in getting necessary bio-medical treatments, supplements, and therapy services for their autistic child. Household income must not exceed $50,000. This is for a one time grant of up to $1000 to be paid directly to the service provider. Monetary assistance up to $1,000 The Foundation seeks to provide assistance to living children that are eighteen years old and younger with physical and emotional challenges.

Small Steps in Speech: This webpage provides a direct link to the Small Steps in Speech grant application. Funds may be used for speech therapy and/or assistive device software applications. Non-profit 501©3 organization that helps with treatment and therapies not typically covered by insurance

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation: The UHC Fund facilitates access to medical-related services that enhance a child’s life and which are not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan.

Variety of Texas: A non-profit charity that provides funding for therapy, wheelchairs, walkers, specially designed adaptive bicycles, vehicle modification for wheelchair accessibility, prosthetic limbs, life experiences like throwing out the first pitch at a major league baseball game, or even going to the movies for the first time. They aim to strengthen not only a child’s physical abilities, but their confidence as well.

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