Monday, December 29, 2008


AutismLink is an online community that provides information and resources for parents and family members of individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). AutismLink also offers opportunities for people affected by autism to connect through message boards, chat rooms and a mentoring program for families of children who have been newly diagnosed with autism.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program

The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program provides eligible special education students with the opportunity to attend private schools or public schools other than the one they would normally be required to attend. To qualify, students’ parents must be current residents of Georgia who have resided in the state for at least one calendar year, and students must have an IEP and have attended a Georgia K-12 public school the prior school year. Students who have autism are eligible to participate in the scholarship program. Further details are available by clicking on the link.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Lil MAC Autism Grant

The Mitchell A. Callahan Foundation was formed to raise funds for families of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The foundation accepts applications for its Lil MAC Autism Grant in October and November. For further information or to find out how to make a donation, send a message to

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Autism Assistance Fund of Arizona

The Autism Assistance Fund of Arizona provides financial assistance to low-income children and adults who have autism or Asperger’s. Grants of up to $400 are awarded to pay for medical, dental, behavior therapy, job training, education, summer camp and other expenses. Click on the link for information about how to obtain an application for assistance or a donation form.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Goh Foundation Scholarship Grant for Children with Autism

The Goh Foundation Scholarship Grant provides up to $1,000 to families of children with autism under age six to help pay for independent evaluations/assessments, special education advocacy services, autism treatments, and parent training/seminars. California families with an income of $70,000 a year or less who have been denied funding from other sources.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Hannah’s Helping Hands Grant Program Open to Individuals with Autism

Hannah & Friends, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities, provides funding for the Hannah’s Helping Hands (HHH) Grant Program. Hannah’s Helping Hands quality of life grants for families of adults and children with special needs who are residents of Rhode Island and Indiana, including the greater Michiana area. The grants, which range from $100 and $500, can be used for anything that improves the quality of life of the developmentally disabled person.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Autism Support Network

Autism Support Network is an online community that connects individuals and families touched by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with each other. Autism Support Network also provides insight and support, and serves as a resource guide for autism treatments, strategies and therapies.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Utah Special Needs Scholarship

The Utah Special Needs Scholarship provides tuition assistance for eligible special needs students enrolled in eligible private schools. To qualify, students’ parents must reside in Utah, and students must be between the ages of 5 and 21 and must have autism or another qualifying disability. In addition, students must have been enrolled in a Utah public school the prior school year, be eligible to receive special education services and have been admitted to an eligible private school.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Autism Puzzle Foundation

The Autism Puzzle Foundation offers grants to help families of children who have autism and reside in Vermont pay for therapy, equipment and toys through its Assistive Technology Project. Click on the link to obtain an application or learn how you can support the foundation.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Seeds of Hope Autism Support Fund

Seeds of Hope is a Michigan-based organization that provides scholarships for families affected by autism who have children attending Jenison Public Schools through its Autism Support Fund. The scholarships can be used to pay for family counseling, intervention therapies and continuing education. Click on the link to obtain a scholarship form.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Aid for Autistic Children Foundation

The mission of the Aid for Autistic Children Foundation, Inc. is to provide funds to families that have exhausted their earnings and savings, as well government and other nonprofit financial resources, because of their desire to better the lives of their children or adult dependents who have autism. The foundation is willing to provide families affected by autism with up to $150,000 to pay down or eliminate any debt accumulated as a direct result of medical care or educational therapy for family members with autism.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

National Autism Association of Pennsylvania Helping Hand Mini-Grant

The National Autism Association of Pennsylvania (NAA-PA) offers financial assistance to families affected by autism through its Helping Hand Program. Grants of up to $300 will be awarded to Central Pennsylvania families to pay for autism interventions not covered by insurance or medical assistance. Click on the link to find out more about the grants or to make a donation to NAA-PA.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Autism Hangout

Autism Hangout is an online community that offers information and social networking opportunities for family members, caregivers, educators, medical professionals and others whose lives are affected by autism. Autism Hangout is a great place to check out the last news, participate in discussions and meet others who are living with autism.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Easter Seals Provides In Home Services for Adults with Autism

Easter Seals provides in home services and supports for adults who have severe physical or cognitive impairments. Adults with autism are eligible for services, including companionship/respite, homemaker/housekeeping, therapy, health services and personal care. In home care services that preserve dignity and self-esteem as well as promote increased independence are offered. Services provided include bathing, dressing, meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, transportation and shopping. View the Easter Seals directory to locate a provider.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

FSU Autism Project

The Florida State University (FSU) Autism Project provides stipends for families affected by autism to attend training, educational programs and retreats. For information about obtaining a stipend or making a donation, call (850) 644-4367.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Ohio Autism Scholarship Program

The Ohio Department of Education Autism Scholarship Program allows parents in the state whose children have autism to choose to send their children to special education programs outside of their school districts to receive the services outlined in their IEPs. The scholarships are for a maximum of $20,000 per school year.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

LaPeer Autism Family Relief Fund

The purpose of the LaPeer Autism Family Relief Fund is to help LaPeer County, Michigan, families affected by autism with care and treatment expenses. For more information or to make a donation, call (810) 664-0691.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

SPEECH PATHways Foundation Can Help People with Autism Afford Speech Therapy

SPEECH PATHways Foundation provides grants of up to $5,000 to applicants between the ages of 1 and 16 years old who reside within 30 mile radius of Carroll County, Maryland. Children who have autism are eligible to apply for the grants, which are focused on helping with communication disorders maximize their ability to communicate. Click on the link to obtain a grant application.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Give Me A Break Fund Provides Respite to Families Coping with Autism

The Give Me A Break (GMAB) Respite Fund, a program of the Autism Society of Colorado, pays trained providers to temporarily relieve families of the daily care and supervision of a loved one with autism. For more information, contact Lorri Park.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Autism Pathway Foundation

Autism Pathway Foundation provides monetary assistance and other resources for families affected by autism that reside in Loudoun County, Virginia. To apply for financial assistance or make a donation, contact Autism Pathway Foundation.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Golden Fund for Autism

The Golden Fund for Autism is committed to helping Long Island families of children who have autism access alternative treatments and therapies. For more information or to make a donation, contact The Golden Fund for Autism.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Autism Family Foundation of Northeast Ohio Grants

The Autism Family Foundation of Northeast Ohio awards grants of up to $500 to families affected by autism. For more information, call Barb Hudak at (330) 864-4414 or Georgann Pinter at (330) 671-7731.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Affordable Speech Therapy for People with Autism

Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center treats patients regardless of ability to pay. The clinic, located at Smith Hall, treats articulation, language, fluency, voice, eating and swallowing, and hearing problems. The clinic, which also provides assistive technology services, operates three socialization groups for children who have autism. The clinic operates on a sliding fee scale, and no one is turned away for inability to pay. For more information, call (304) 696-3640.