Financial Assistance


In addition to your insurance plan, there are several charitable organizations that provide financial assistance.

ACT Today

ACT Today offers grants ranging between $100-$5,000. Applications from households with multiple family members with ASD diagnosis or incomes below $100,000 per year are reviewed first. For more specific information and a link to the application, go to http://www.act-today.org/act-today-grant-program.php

First Hand

First Hand provides funding when insurance and other resources have been exhausted. More information the application process and funding criteria can be found at https://www.firsthandfoundation.org/request-funding/

Fund It Forward

Fund It Forward helps ease the financial burden of families with children with special needs by helping purchase adaptive equipment not covered by insurance. More information can be found at http://www.funditfwd.org/

Helping Hands Program, National Autism Association

For households whose net income does not exceed $50,000, the Helping Hands Program can offer financial aid to help pay for necessary medical treatments, lab testing, physician-recommended supplements and therapies for your child with Autism. Click http://nationalautismassociation.org/family-support/programs/helping-hand/ for more information.

PAF Co-Pay Relief

PAF Co-Pay Relief offers direct assistance with prescription drug co-payments their insurance requires relative to their diagnosis. Call counselors can also help optain the necessary information to expedite the application. For more information, visit http://www.copays.org/

Talk about Curing Autism: Family Scholarship Program

TACA offers medical scholarships to help families pay for services, treatments, assessments, and more. Available scholarships vary by specific needs and areas. For more information on what is available, go to http://www.tacanow.org/about-taca/taca-scholarships/

United Health Care Children’s Fund (UHCC)

UHCCF grants provide assistance for families with children that have medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their plan. For more information, visit http://www.uhccf.org/apply/