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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Autism Speaks offers a list of family grant opportunities available through various organizations.
Autism Support Network
Autism Support Network webpage is full of resources and information about financial benefits you may be able to apply.
Benefits.gov is an online resource to help individuals find federal benefits you may qualify for in the United States.
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.
Bridge to Healing
Bridge to Healing helps people receive the therapies they need.
Bright Steps Forward
Bright Steps Forward provides funding for intensive pediatric therapy for children diagnosed with neurological disorders.
CARE Autism Foundation
CARE Autism Foundation helps families with medication, Autism diagnosis/evaluation, therapy sessions, and Autism summer camps.
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.
Chrysalis Fund offers educational grants focused on special needs children.
Danielle’s Foundation offers help for families of children with Cerebral Palsy and brain injuries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easter Seals provides services for children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs.
eSpecial Needs lists many organizations that offer funding opportunities for individuals with special needs and those needing adaptive equipment.
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.
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.
Financial Assistance for Autism in Texas
An extensive list of financial assistance for Autism in Texas. It downloads as a word document.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lindsey Foundation offers more information about debt relief grants, child disability grants, government grant programs, special needs children, and children disability equipment and treatments.
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.
Mark’s Money provides financial assistance to people with Down Syndrome to help meet their daily living, educational, employment, medical, residential, or social needs.
Medicaid Waivers help provide services to people with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and Autism. Benefits vary by state.
Miracle-Ear Foundation serves people with hearing loss needing hearing aids.
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.
Morgan Project provides resources, gently used disability equipment, and small grants.
My Child Without Limits and Brave Kids
This website hosts an online support group for discussing and supporting developmental delays and disabilities with others.
MyGOAL Autism offers grants to support families caring for individuals with Autism.
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.
Navigate Life Texas
Navigate Life Texas offers resources for kids with disabilities and special needs.
Orange Effect Foundation
Orange Effect Foundation empowers children and young adults with speech disorders to effectively communicate through technology and speech therapy.
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.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or reduced costs.
Prayer Child Foundation
Prayer Child Foundation provides financial support for children with physical and emotional challenges.
Pr%f Alliance (Proof Alliance)
Proof Alliance provides support and resources for preventing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and those impacted by FASD.
Quota International partners with organizations in communities that empower women, children, individuals with hearing loss or deafness, as well as those with speech difficulties.
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.
Small Steps in Speech
Small Steps in Speech assists children with speech and language disorders by funding supplemental therapies and treatment for individuals.
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.
Special Needs Assistance Programs for Kids (SNAP4kids)
SNAP4kids is a list of advocates and resources for children and families with special needs.
Starkey Hearing Foundation
Starkey Hearing Foundation provides assistance to individuals with hearing loss and needing hearing aids.
Sunshine Foundation answers the dreams of children who are chronically or seriously ill or physically challenged-ages 3-18 years.
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.
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.
United Way helps solve problems with programs targeting education, income, and health. Grants available to cover costs for therapy.
Variety International Children’s Fund
Variety International Children’s Fund provides funding for equipment, products, and services needed for children.
Variety Texas provides funding for equipment, products, and services needed for children.