Grants for Therapy

Where can I find help for getting therapy?

We know therapy is expensive, especially if your insurance benefits do not cover all that is needed for your child. We believe all individuals deserve access to high quality speech, language, and feeding therapy if needed. Please let us know how we can help ensure your child gets the help they deserve.

In an effort to connect our families with resources available, we have compiled a list of opportunities available to help your out of pocket costs for speech therapy, health related costs, and medical equipment listed below.

ACT Today

Act Today awards grants up to $5,000 with priority given to families with household income less than $100,000. Funding may be used for ABA, speech therapy, occupational therapy, medication, and home safety devices. There are quarterly grant deadlines.

http://www.act-today.org/apply-for-grant/

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.

http://www.aacfinc.org/contact.html

Association of Blind Citizens

Association of Blind Citizens operates the Assistive Technology Fund that provides funds to cover 50% of retail price of adaptive technology devices or software for individuals that are visually impaired or blind.

https://www.blindcitizens.org/assistive_tech.htm

Autism Cares Foundation

Autism Cares website offers a direct link to the registration process for a Financial Support Award. This collaborative agency offers funding to families across the United States who are living with Autism and also coping with a major crisis, such as flood or fire. Autism Cares 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 per family.

https://autismcaresfoundation.org/scholarship-program/

Autism Now

Autism Now details information regarding State Assisted Programs for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Visit their site to find more details about what programs are offered for your state.

https://autismnow.org/funding-and-public-policy/state-assistance-programs-for-supplemental-security-income-ssi-recipients/

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks offers a list of family grant opportunities available through various organizations.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-grant-opportunities

Autism Support Network

Autism Support Network webpage is full of resources and information about financial benefits you may be able to apply.

http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/resources/category/grants

Benefits.gov

Benefits.gov is an online resource to help individuals find federal benefits you may qualify for in the United States.

https://www.benefits.gov

Blooming with Autism

Blooming with Autism provides iPads to individuals with Autism that cannot afford them, as well as coverage for therapies. $60,000 annual income cap and grants for $2,000 for therapy.

https://www.bloomingwithautism.org

Bridge to Healing

Bridge to Healing helps people receive the therapies they need.

http://bridgetohealinginc.com

Bright Steps Forward

Bright Steps Forward provides funding for intensive pediatric therapy for children diagnosed with neurological disorders.

http://brightstepsforward.org

CARE Autism Foundation

CARE Autism Foundation helps families with medication, Autism diagnosis/evaluation, therapy sessions, and Autism summer camps.

http://careautismfoundation.com/family-funds/

Chari-T2000

Chari-T2000 provides assistance to families with children under the age of 21 years needing funding for transportation, communication devices, sensory support items, home modifications, durable medical equipment, and adaptive equipment or aids.

https://chari-t2000.org/about-us/

Chrysalis Fund

Chrysalis Fund offers educational grants focused on special needs children.

https://chrysalisfund.org

Danielle’s Foundation

Danielle’s Foundation offers help for families of children with Cerebral Palsy and brain injuries.

http://www.daniellesfoundation.org

Different Iz Good

Different Iz Good hosts the Give a Voice Project for those in need of an iPhone, iPod, or iPad with an Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) app installed.

http://differentizgood.org/gift-a-voice/gift-a-voice-application/

Different Needz Foundation

Different Needz Foundation offers special needs families a place to buy and sell their gently used medical and special needs equipment and adaptive toys. Grants also available to purchase such items as well.

http://www.differentneedzfoundation.org

Disabled Children’s Relief Fund

Disabled Children’s Relief Fund provides assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eye glasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery.

http://www.kidspeech.com/courses/special-needs-grants/

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)

ECI is a statewide program (Texas) that supports families of children with special needs aged birth to three years. Evaluations are of no cost to families and treatment services offered on a sliding scale fee.

https://texasprojectfirst.org/node/32

Easter Seals

Easter Seals provides services for children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs.

http://www.easterseals.com

eSpecial Needs

eSpecial Needs lists many organizations that offer funding opportunities for individuals with special needs and those needing adaptive equipment.

https://www.especialneeds.com/funding

Ezra B. Smith Foundation for Autism Therapy and Education

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

http://www.ebsmithfoundation.org

First Hand Foundation

First Hand Foundation provides funding for children with health-related needs to cover surgery, medication, therapies, medical equipment, and travel related to care.

https://www.firsthandfoundation.org/request-funding/

Financial Assistance for Autism in Texas

An extensive list of financial assistance for Autism in Texas. It downloads as a word document.

www.austinautismsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/.../ASCT-Financial-Assistance.doc

Friends of Man

Friends of Man provides funding assistance for wheelchairs, prostheses, medical equipment, mobility equipment, and ramps. (More needs funded if living in Colorado.)

http://www.friendsofman.org/HowWeHelp.php

Giving Angels Foundation

Giving Angels Foundation provides one-time maximum $500 grant per family with max $50,000 annual income to cover needs associated with physical disability and illness.

http://givingangelsfoundation.org/apply-for-help/

Humanitarian Foundation – Grottoes of North America

Humanitarian Foundation helps cover the costs of dental treatment, including hospital and anesthesia when needed for children with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy (and related neuromuscular disorders), organ transplant recipients, or those with intellectual disabilities.

http://www.hfgrotto.org

Itaalk -Interactive Technology Assisting Autistic Little Kids Foundation

Itallk Austim Foundation webpage lists a database of resources for families of children with special needs. See their page for specific information about availability.

https://www.itaalk.org/grant-and-funding-source-list

Joni And Friends/Christian Fund for the Disabled (CFD)

Joni and Friends offers a one-time grant to qualifying individuals in cooperation with (i.e., endorsed by) churches or Christian organizations.

https://www.joniandfriends.org/help-and-resources/organizations/christian-fund-disabled/

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDAA)

Learning Disabilities Association of America provides support and resources for parents, teachers, and caregivers of children with learning disabilities.

https://ldaamerica.org

Lindsey Foundation

Lindsey Foundation offers more information about debt relief grants, child disability grants, government grant programs, special needs children, and children disability equipment and treatments.

http://www.lindsayfoundation.org

Maggie Welby Foundation

Maggie Welby Foundation offers grants for children and families in need of help with bills, athletic opportunities, medical needs, or other opportunities.

http://www.maggiewelby.org/Grants.html

Mark’s Money

Mark’s Money provides financial assistance to people with Down Syndrome to help meet their daily living, educational, employment, medical, residential, or social needs.

http://www.marksmoney.org

Medicaid Waivers

Medicaid Waivers help provide services to people with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and Autism. Benefits vary by state.

http://medicaidwaiver.org

Miracle-Ear Foundation

Miracle-Ear Foundation serves people with hearing loss needing hearing aids.

https://www.miracle-ear.com/foundation-eligibility

Modest Needs

Modest Needs provides short-term financial assistance to individuals and families in temporary crisis, such as homelessness, needing automobile repairs, unable to pay bills due to unemployment, etc.

https://www.modestneeds.org/for-applicants/index.asp

Morgan Project

Morgan Project provides resources, gently used disability equipment, and small grants.

http://themorganproject.org/available-equipment/

My Child Without Limits and Brave Kids

This website hosts an online support group for discussing and supporting developmental delays and disabilities with others.

https://www.inspire.com/groups/my-child-without-limits/topic/funding-your-childs-care/?origin=tfr

MyGOAL Autism

MyGOAL Autism offers grants to support families caring for individuals with Autism.

https://mygoalautism.org/mygoal-resources/#grants

My Gym Challenged America Foundation

My Gym Challenged America Foundation (MGCA) provides support to children with physical and/or cognitive challenges. Wheelchairs, walkers, hearing aids, specialized swing sets, adaptive chairs, therapeutic program software, and other equipment available.

https://www.challengedamerica.com

Navigate Life Texas

Navigate Life Texas offers resources for kids with disabilities and special needs.

https://www.navigatelifetexas.org/en/insurance-financial-help/funding-grants-for-children-with-disabilities

Orange Effect Foundation

Orange Effect Foundation empowers children and young adults with speech disorders to effectively communicate through technology and speech therapy.

http://theorangeeffect.org/grant-application/

Parker’s Purpose Foundation

Parker’s Purpose Foundation offers financial assistance for families with individuals under 18 years of age with a life altering illness or disability that is in an immediate financial crisis due to unforeseen medical expenses. Up to $1,000.

https://parkerspurpose.net

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or reduced costs.

https://www.pparx.org

Prayer Child Foundation

Prayer Child Foundation provides financial support for children with physical and emotional challenges.

http://cpfamilynetwork.org/resources/prayer-child-foundation-provides-financial-support-services/

Pr%f Alliance (Proof Alliance)

Proof Alliance provides support and resources for preventing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and those impacted by FASD.

https://www.proofalliance.org

Quota International

Quota International partners with organizations in communities that empower women, children, individuals with hearing loss or deafness, as well as those with speech difficulties.

https://www.quotainternational.org/Public/Our_Mission/Mission/Public/Mission.aspx?hkey=4fe6028f-22a6-41bc-877a-e35a9ae9b962

Sertoma

Sertoma offers scholarships for individuals who are deaf or have hearing loss or have communicative disorders and wish to pursue advanced degrees at the university level.

https://sertoma.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

Small Steps in Speech

Small Steps in Speech assists children with speech and language disorders by funding supplemental therapies and treatment for individuals.

http://www.smallstepsinspeech.org

Special Kids Therapy

Special Kids Therapy provides support, financial assistance, and programs for children with special healthcare needs. Scholarships cover the costs of equipment, therapies, and activities.

http://specialkidstherapy.org/scholarshipsgrants/

Special Needs Assistance Programs for Kids (SNAP4kids)

SNAP4kids is a list of advocates and resources for children and families with special needs.

http://snap4kids.hypermart.net/organizations/texas/

Starkey Hearing Foundation

Starkey Hearing Foundation provides assistance to individuals with hearing loss and needing hearing aids.

https://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/Hear-Now

Sunshine Foundation

Sunshine Foundation answers the dreams of children who are chronically or seriously ill or physically challenged-ages 3-18 years.

https://www.sunshinefoundation.org

Texas Parent to Parent

Texas Parent to Parent is a website with many state-wide resources, parent support groups and resources, and funding options for children with special needs.

https://www.txp2p.org/resources/statewide-resources/financial

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation (UHC Fund)

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation facilitates access to medical-related services for individuals 16 years or younger with private insurance (not Medicaid, CHIP, or publicly state funded medical insurance) and a family income not exceeding the maximum eligible family income as documented on IRS Tax Form 1040.

https://www.uhccf.org/apply-for-a-grant/is-my-child-eligible/

United Way

United Way helps solve problems with programs targeting education, income, and health. Grants available to cover costs for therapy.

https://unitedwaydallas.org

Variety International Children’s Fund

Variety International Children’s Fund provides funding for equipment, products, and services needed for children.

http://usvariety.org/grants/

Variety Texas

Variety Texas provides funding for equipment, products, and services needed for children.

https://www.varietytexas.org/apply/

 

 

 

 

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