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Funding Sources!

January 13, 2017

PARENTS: Need funding assistance for services?

There are a number of organizations and sources that may be able to offer resources or grant aid for therapy related expenses. Check out some of the options below!

ACT Today

Makes medical grants between $100 – $5000 for treatments including ABA, speech, OT, medications and home safety devices. Households with more than one child with ASD, and those earning less than $100,000 per year, will be considered first. Providers are paid directly. Visit ACT Today for more information.

Autism Family Resources Grants

One-time $500 grants are awarded to families in financial need; household income may not exceed $50,000 per year.  All funds awarded are paid directly to the vendor or service provider to pay for therapy equipment, safety equipment or services. Email requests for an application along with name, address, phone number and email address to

First Hand

Provides funding for individual children with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted. More information.

Fund It Forward

Helps purchase adaptive equipment not covered by health insurance.

Helping Hands Program, National Autism Association

Provides families with financial assistance to obtain medically necessary treatments, lab testing, and physician-recommended supplements for their child with autism. This program does not provide funding for ABA or other types of therapy, camp tuition, respite care, fencing, trampolines etc. Funding is extremely limited. Annual net income must not exceed $50,000.Visit NAA for more information.

PAF Co-Pay Relief

Provides direct financial assistance to qualified patients, assisting them with prescription drug co-payments their insurance requires relative to their diagnosis. CPR call counselors work directly with the patient as well as with the provider of care to obtain necessary medical, insurance and income information to advance the application in an expeditious manner. More info.

Talk About Curing Autism: Family Scholarship Program

Provides limited financial assistance to qualified families who are pursuing treatment for their children with autism, but are struggling to find the funding. More info.

TACA Family Scholarship Program

The TACA Family Scholarship Program is available nationwide to help with limited financial assistance for treatment by a Defeat Autism Now (DAN) or Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS) doctor. More info.

United Health Care Children’s Fund (UHCC)

Provides medical grants, up to $10,000, to children 16-years-old and younger who are facing a health related challenge, including autism. A family of four must make $100,000 annually or less. Applicants must be covered by a private health insurance plan. The UHCC pays additional costs not covered by insurance plans, including copays, coinsurance & deductibles. Visit  UHCC for more info.

Maryland Community Connection

Maryland Community Connection is the Southern Region Provider for the Low Intensity Support Program. The Southern Region includes Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s County. The Low Intensity Support Program (LISS) is flexible to meet the needs of the individual or family. The program is designed to improve an individual or family’s quality of life, increase or maintain independence, and participate in their communities. The LISS program uses an automated system called the Random Selection Process to select individuals who may be eligible for funding, granting up to $2000 for services and items to address their needs. More info.

RISE for Autism

Our organization was founded in 2011 and holds understanding of the unique strengths and needs of individuals with Autism and Related Disorders as the highest priority. Our mission is to support individuals, and families of individuals, with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders while increasing community awareness and understanding of this disorder. More info.

The Angel Fund

A non-profit organization dedicated to providing support to children with special needs and medical conditions by funding items not covered by insurance. More info.

Shared Horizons

Shared Horizons is a nonprofit organization created to manage Pooled Special Needs Trusts. Our goal is to protect public benefits, provide goods and services, and preserve assets and funds. As well as payback of Medicaid, if applicable. More info.

Premier Medical Financing

Financing for elective medical procedures. More info.

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