Guest Author - Bonnie Sayers
The NeighborHeart Program serves families located in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The states covered are:
Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
Families that care for children and adults with autism in this region can apply for a Quality of Life Grant in the range of $100 to $500. Special circumstances for over $500 will be considered. The prior year's income tax return will be needed to facilitate this stipend. You are not eligible if you received a Grant in 2007.
"You may apply to use the money for anything that improves the quality of life of your child." The deadline for applications to be accepted is November 1, 2008 with the grants being distributed by December 31, 2008.
These funds can be used for speech therapy, equine therapy, vision services, seminars, medical travel, registration fees, respite care, behavior therapy, remediation, physical therapy and conferences.
These are selected based on income level and/or financial necessity. It is also requested that grantees write a note of thanks explaining how the funds were helpful to their family.
PO Box 716
Richboro, PA 18954
Awareness and Compassion Program
Check out their wonderful Autism Awareness Video that covers warning signs along with many images of families. NeighborHeart also welcomes donations to the above address.
What is autism?
National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR) Grants
Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc.
Autism Family Resources
The Goh Foundation Scholarship Grant - for residents of California, must submit proof and have income under $70,000. The catch is that the child has to be under the age of six. The maximum amount is $1,000.
Unity for Autism Grants - This is for Canada
Dept. of Human Services, Australia
Mayo Clinic Autism Page
Autism Support Daily - grants awarded - Vermont
International Association of Hebrew Free Loans
A.C.T. Today Arizona Chapter - Parents may apply for grants to pay or to supplement payments for treatment and care for their child with autism.
A.C.T. Today - Southern California. "Due to the overwhelming number of grant applications received in 2007 and 2008, we can no longer accept applications for 2008. If you submitted your application for the December 2007 or March 2008 deadlines, you will be notified of a decision by July 2008"
TACA resources page for families in need
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants program finished their second cycle on October 1, 2007.
MS Quality of Life Grants
Hannah and Friends Quality of Life Grants - their 2008 program starts in May
Mattel Children's Foundation Domestic Grantmaking Program - Applications accepted between: April 1 - July 15, 2008, Applications notified by: October 15, 2008
United For Autism's Joyful Giving Grant Program
Wish Upon A Hero
HealthCare Gift Cards
Oprah's Angel Network
Wish Granting Organizations Family Village Listing
Daniel Jordan Fittle Foundation - The mission of DJF is to award grants to programs that benefit adolescents and adults with Autism. Grant related documents
Educational Autism Tips for Families 71 page resourceful ebook for families entering the school system with a recent autism diagnosis. Find out what issues take place over the course of a school day and meet these challenges head on.