The following list of nonprofit organizations may provide financial assistance to families of children with an ASD diagnosis to offset the cost of therapies such as ABA, speech, and occupational therapy as well as equipment such as Assistive Technology and more.
CARE has no financial relationship with any of these organizations and is unable provide detailed information about obtaining aid. We provide the links below as a courtesy to parents in need.
Act Today awards grants with priority given to families with household incomes less than $100,000. Funding may be used for ABA, speech therapy, OT, medication and home safety devices.
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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.
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.
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.
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 child.
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.
The Canyon Rice Hope Scholarship
The Canyon Rice Hope Scholarship provides grants to children 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.
Blooming With Autism
At Blooming with Autism, we recognize the importance of exposing children 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 children. Our mission is to ensure that all families have these resources available to them.
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.
Autism Rescue Angels
Autism Rescue Angels is a 501©3 non-profit striving to provide immediate financial assistance to autism families in the Houston area.
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 special needs child.
Foundation for Autism Care, Education and Services (FACES)
The Foundation for Autism Care, Education and Services (FACES) is a non-profit, 501c3 foundation. FACES is dedicated to raising funds to directly support and promote ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy, education, services and treatment for children with Autism and their families who reside in the Houston, TX area.
Friends of Man
Grants for therapy, equipment, and other needs. Must have a sponsor such as an agency or social worker apply.
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.
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.
The Maggie Welby Foundation
The Maggie Welby Foundation offers grants for children and families that have a financial need for a particular purpose. Grants may extend to children and families in need of help with bills, athletic opportunities, medical needs, or an opportunity that a child would not otherwise have.
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.
The CJ Torres Family Assistance Grant
An organization dedicated to directly meeting the varied needs of individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders and to raising funds for family support, research, education, and autism awareness. Restricted to Houston area residents.
Variety – The Children’s Charity of Texas
Variety envisions a world without isolation and stigma for children with special needs and their families.