Diagnosis-Based Assistance Programs for Autism

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Programs are listed in alphabetical order by national first then alphabetically by state.

65 Diagnosis-Based Assistance Programs for Autism.

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Program Name Summary Services Provided Areas of Service
Army Community Service - Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Provides financial assistance for respite services to military families where an individual has a disability covered by the program. Respite Care National
Autism Anchoring Dogs (AAD) Program provides Autism Assistance Dogs to children living with autism and their family. Service Animals National
Autism Care Today - Grant for Military Families Program Provides financial assistance for Military Families impacted by autism. Treatments and Procedures; Financial Assistance National
Autism Care Today - SOS Grant Program Program dedicated to supporting the immediate and imperative needs of those impacted with autism. Treatments and Procedures; Financial Assistance National
Autism Escapes Provides financial assistance for travel expenses for children with autism. Transportation Services National
Autism Speaks Cares Program Provides support for families affected by autism during natural disasters and other catastrophic life events. Child Care/Child Care Expenses; Funeral Expenses/End-of-Life Expenses; General; Living Expenses/Household Expenses National
Blessings Unleashed Provides specially trained assistance dogs to children with autism. Service Animals National
Blooming With Autism Provides financial assistance to families with a child who has autism. General National
Danny's Wish - iPads for Autism Provides iPads to individuals with special needs. Equipment (Misc.) National
Freedom Service Dogs of America Provides service animals to individuals with disabilities. Service Animals National
Generation Rescue - Rescue Family Grant Provides financial assistance to families with a child who has autism. Medical Expenses; Testing/Screening National
HealthWell Foundation - Pediatric Assistance Fund Provides financial assistance for insurance co-payments. Insurance Co-Payments National
MyGOAL Family Grant Award Provides financial assistance to families with a child who has autism. General; Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Medical Expenses National
National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS) Provides assistance dogs to individuals who are deaf, physically disabled, or autistic. Service Animals National
Nature's One - Medical Hardship Program Provides discounts for formula to families with children with serious medical conditions. Medical Foods and Nutritional Supplements National
Paws With A Cause Provides assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities, hearing impairment, seizure disorders, or for children with autism. Service Animals National
Pervis Jackson Jr Autism Foundation Provides financial assistance to families with a child who has autism or disability. Child Care/Child Care Expenses; General; Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Other; Respite Care; Financial Assistance National
PurposeFULL Paws Provides service/assistance dogs to individuals with disabilities. Service Animals National
Sensational Child, Inc. Program provides children with special needs, autism or mental disability who are incontinent beginning at age three, and adults who are Medicaid eligible, with up to 300 diapers per month at no cost to the families. Medical Supplies/Expenses; Living Necessities/Supplies/Household Items National
Stimtastic Weighted Blanket Giveaway Program is giving away weighted blankets for individuals on the autism spectrum. Care Package/Comfort Items/Gift Cards National
United Healthcare Children's Foundation Provides financial assistance for medical care and equipment to families with a child who has disabilities or a childhood illness. Durable Medical Equipment; Medical Expenses; Medications/Medication Expenses National
Autism Society of Alabama Offers family respite programs throughout the state Respite Care Alabama
Dogs for better Lives - Autism Assistance Dogs Program provides Autism Assistance Dogs to qualified children living with autism, and their family. Service Animals California
Learning Rights - Advocacy for Children with Autism (ACAP) Provides Direct Legal Representation to low-income parents/guardians of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Legal Services; Information & Referral/Counseling Services California - Greater Los Angeles area
Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs - At Ease Program Provides assistance dogs to wounded veterans with PTSD and individuals with autism. Service Animals California - San Diego County
Consultants for Children, Inc. Provides behavioral programs to children diagnosed with mental disorders and there families. Medical Services; Other Colorado
Giggling Goat Child Life Specialties Provides supportive services aimed at children and young adults to help them process unexpected experiences, such as chronic illness, hospitalization, death of a loved one or aftermath of traumatic acts. Medical Services; Respite Care; Information & Referral/Counseling Services; Financial Assistance Northern Colorado - Larimer, Weld, Boulder, Broomfield, Jefferson and Denver Counties
Asperger's Association of New England - Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation - Family Grant Program Provides financial assistance to families with a child who has autism, asperger syndrome, nonverbal learning disorders, social communication disorder or pervasive developmental disorders-NOS. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Durable Medical Equipment; Medical Services; Other; Respite Care; Information & Referral/Counseling Services Connecticut
Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation - Joey's Fund Family Grant Program Provides financial assistance to families with a child who has autism. Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Medical Expenses; Other; Respite Care; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards; Educational/Recreational/Exercise/Therapeutic Programs Connecticut
Waiver for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Program Program provides home and community-based services to individuals diagnosed with autism, who do not have an intellectual disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Respite Care; Transportation Services; Information & Referral/Counseling Services Connecticut
Topaz Canine Services - Autism Provides assistance dogs to children with autism. Service Animals Florida - Ft. Myers
Anchor of Hope Foundation Provides financial assistance to families with a child who has autism. Equipment (Misc.); Medical Expenses Georgia - Middle Georgia
Georgia Department of Public Health - Babies Can't Wait (BCW) Program An early intervention program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Medical Services; Testing/Screening; Information & Referral/Counseling Services Georgia
Indiana Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) Provides financial assistance with medical care and medications for children with a medical condition covered by the program. Co-Insurance; Medical Services; Medications/Medication Expenses; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards Indiana
Indiana State Department of Health - Children's Special Health Care Services Provides financial assistance for treatment to families with a child who has a serious medical condition. Dental/Orthodontic Services; Durable Medical Equipment; Medical Services; Medications/Medication Expenses; Testing/Screening; Treatments and Procedures Indiana
The Ability Center - Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI) Provides service animals to residents with a disability. Service Animals Indiana
Easterseals Iowa - Equipment Loan Loans assistive technology devices and medical equipment for residents with autism. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Durable Medical Equipment; Equipment for Loan Iowa
Heartspring Hearing Center Services Program provides financial assistance, plus number of other services and therapies, to children with special needs and developmental disabilities, and their families. Testing/Screening; Information & Referral/Counseling Services; Financial Assistance; Educational/Recreational/Exercise/Therapeutic Programs Kansas
Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region - Family Support Services Provides financial assistance to families with a child who has a disability. Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Medications/Medication Expenses; Financial Assistance Maryland - Anne Arundel County
Unified Community Connections - No Boundaries Assistive Technology Center Provides financial assistance to individuals who have, or to families where an individual has cerebral palsy. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; General; Other Maryland - Central
Jewish Family & Children's Service - Headquarters The organization provides a number of personalized care services and financial support to individuals with autism, mental disabilities, disabilities, and others individuals. Durable Medical Equipment; Lodging/Housing; Medical Services; Medications/Medication Expenses; Transportation Services; Information & Referral/Counseling Services; Financial Assistance Masschusetts - Greater Boston, Central MA, and surrounding areas
Friends of Jacob Foundation Provides financial assistance to residents with autism. Medical Expenses; Other Michigan
Jack's Place for Autism - Jack's Dollars Provides financial assistance to residents with autism. General; Other Michigan
Lil MAC Autism Grant Provides financial assistance to residents with autism. General; Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Medical Expenses Michigan
Alternatives for People with Autism Provides a full range of residential and program services to a small number of adults and young adults who are severely disabled by autism. Home Care/Companionship/Housekeeping; Medical Services Minnesota
Can Do Canines - Autism Assist Dogs Provides service animals to families with a child diagnosed with autism. Service Animals Minnesota
Action For Autism (AFA) - Financial Assistance Program Program provides financial assistance to families with children, ages 18 months to 21 years, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), living within a 250-mile radius of St. Louis, MO. Financial Assistance within 250-mile radius of St. Louis, MO
A.W.A.R.E. (Anaconda Work and Residential Enterprises) Psychiatric Services Provides psychiatric services, transportation services, and community care for adults and children. Medical Services Montana
K9 Care Montana - Autism Service Dog Provides service animals to children with autism. Service Animals Montana - Western Montana
Autism Society of Nebraska - "Supporting Our Community" Individual Enrichment Grant Provides financial assistance to individuals or caregivers to members with autism. Equipment (Misc.); Medications/Medication Expenses; Other Nebraska
The Ability Center - Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence Program helps children and adults with disabilities achieve greater independence by training and placing service and therapy dogs to assist with the individualís daily needs. Service Animals Ohio - within a 250-mile radius of Northwest Ohio
YogaReach - Embrace Abilities Class Program provides therapeutic adaptive yoga classes to special needs individuals. Educational/Recreational/Exercise/Therapeutic Programs Ohio
Andrew's Gift Individual Grant Provides financial assistance to individuals and families who have autism. General; Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Medical Expenses Pennsylvania - Dauphin, Cumberland or Perry Counties in Central Pennsylvania
Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) - Autism Dog Trains and provides assistance dogs to assist those with autism to better cope with public situations Service Animals South Carolina - Columbia
Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) - Skilled Home Companion Dog Trains and provides assistance dogs to assist with in-home tasks similar to mobility or autism dogs such as assisting a person with autism or with intellectual disabilities in the home setting to foster bonding relationships and assist with therapies and life skills development Service Animals South Carolina - Columbia
Brent Woodall Foundation (BWF) for Exceptional Children - BWF Grants Provides financial assistance to families with a child who has autism or other special needs. Financial Assistance Texas
Utah Autism Give Provides financial assistance to families with a child who has autism. Equipment (Misc.); Medical Expenses; Other Utah
Autism Society of Northern Virginia Mini-Grant Program Provides financial assistance to individuals who have autism. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment (Misc.); Medical Expenses; Medical Foods and Nutritional Supplements; Medications/Medication Expenses; Other; Respite Care Virginia - Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren Counties; Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredricksburg, Manassas and Manassas Park
Service Dogs of Virginia - Autism Service Provides trained service dogs to assist autistic children and their families. Service Animals Charlottesville
Ben's Fund - Young Adult Autism Grant Provides financial assistance to Young adults who have autism with transitional support into adulthood Financial Assistance Washington
Ben's Fund - Autism Grant Provides financial assistance to families with a child who has autism. Equipment (Misc.); General; Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Medical Expenses Washington
Isaac Foundation Provides financial assistance to residents with autism. Medical Expenses Washington - Spokane, Stevens, Lincoln, Whitman, and Kootenai Counties
A.N.G.E.L. Inc. Grant Program Provides financial assistance to families with a child who has autism. Medical Expenses; Other Wisconsin
La Crosse Area Autism Foundation Provides financial assistance to residents with autism. Equipment (Misc.); General; Medical Expenses; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards Wisconsin - La Crosse Area
Wyoming Department of Health - Children's Special Healthcare Program (CSH) Financial assistance for medical conditions covered by the program for children. Equipment (Misc.); Medical Services; Medications/Medication Expenses; Testing/Screening; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards Wyoming
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