Grant Resources & ASD Support Organizations

Funding resources available to help with your child’s ABA therapy.

ACT Today  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, OT, meds and home safety devices. Check the ACT Today website for quarterly grant deadlines.

ACT Today for Military Families  ACT Today! SOS is a program dedicated to supporting the immediate and imperative needs of those impacted with autism. Families with immediate needs receive support based upon the program funds available.

Anchor of Hope Foundation  The maximum grant for special needs children for various uses is $250 per child. Click on “Scholarships,” and then “Online Application” to reach the Anchor of Hope scholarship application and instructions.

Autism Cares  The Autism Cares webpage contains a direct link to the registration process for a Financial Support Award. These awards are granted on a monthly basis to families who have experienced a qualifying event, such as the loss of employment. The maximum award per family is $1,000.

Autism Foundation of the Carolinas  This program provides assistance with summer camp costs to financially challenged families dealing with Autism.

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

Cerebral Palsy Guide has compiled the most in-depth resources nationwide to help guide and serve all families with disabilities caused by physical birth injuries.

Disabled Children’s Relief Fund  Grant applications may be used for modest requests of up to $200 for assistive devices or rehabilitative services. The online application is available between April and September each year.

Doug Flutie Jr Foundation  The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation grant program offers grants up to $20,000, based on a geographic focus that includes New England, New York, New Jersey and Southern California.

The Ezra B. Smith Foundation for Autism Therapy and Education  The foundation provides financial assistance for ABA therapy and education for children with Autism.

Family First Program: National Autism Association  The 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 foundation offers grants of up to $1,000 for ABA therapy for those meeting financial guidelines.

Hannah and Friends  This program provides quality of life grants for families that care for children with special needs in the states of Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Rhode Island and New York.

Heal Autism Now  Grants of up to $1,500 are available to organizations working to improve the lives of families with autism in the greater Jacksonville, Florida area.

Maggie Welby Foundation  Grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 are awarded to children and families in need for a variety of purposes.

Maggie’s Hope  Maggie’s Hope is always looking for ways to help families affected by autism. This link takes you directly to the application.

Modest Needs Foundation  This link takes you to the required registration page to learn about several Modest Needs grant opportunities and eligibility requirements.

Small Steps in Speech  These funds may be used for speech therapy and/or assistive device software applications.

Spectrum of Hope Foundation  The Advocacy Grant funds are available to California residents for various uses, including ABA and speech therapy.

Talk About Curing Autism: Family Scholarship Program  Dozens of grant and scholarship opportunities are available for families to help with the cost of ABA therapy.

Tucson Alliance for Autism  This group provides funds to be used to help cover the cost of an evaluation for those living in Arizona. Families are required to pay at least 25% of the cost of services.

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


Autism Society of Illinois

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Chicago

Illinois Autism Mandate

Autism Insurance Project

Autism and Mold Toxicity

Nutrition for ASD Children

Coping Mechanisms for Anxiety and ASD

Why My Son with Autism Needs Routine (With Video)

The Well Travel Guide for Parents of Autism Spectrum Children

Let's Have Fun: Activities for Children with Autism

IL Life Span Event for Parents Regarding Reform.

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