Grant Resources for Families and Individuals

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Here is a compilation of grant sources we know about:


Also, check out Indiana Resource Center for Autism’s grant compilation article – local, state, and national opportunities for families and professionals.



Anna’s Celebration of Life – grants for special needs children in Indiana for life-enhancing items

Bally Foundation – refurbished Durable Medical Equipment for those with special challenges

Central Indiana Accessibility Partnership Project – home modifications in Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion counties

Easter Seals ARC of Northeast Indiana – Assistive Technology Award Program for students in Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Elkhart, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, St. Joseph, Wabash, Wells and Whitley Counties.

Foundation for Autism Resources – helps families obtain Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services

Foundation for Biomedical Resources – Providing families affected by autism, asthma, ADHD, allergies with resources for biomedical treatment

Governor’s Planning Council for People with Disabilities – Consumer Investment Fund – to help families and individuals attend training workshops and conferences

Greater Indy Friends AMBUCS – supplying kids and adults with adaptive bicycles and tricycles

Hannah and Friends – grants for Indiana families to improve quality of life for disabled children and dependent adults, including summer camp and activities

Hawk Foundation – Helping All With Kindness – family-friendly fundraising events support their mission to grant wishes to children with special needs

Helping Challenged Children, Inc.- grants for assistive technology and equipment to improve the quality of life for Indiana children (<18 years)

Katie Stout Foundation, Inc. – grants for treatment and products designed to improve and enrich the lives of those affected by Autism

Nathan’s Playroom – providing toy-based care packages and support to siblings of chronically ill children

Sharonsweb Autism Foundation – raises funds for families in need and provides grants

Sparrow Clubs Indiana – helps children in medical need

TACA – Talk About Curing Autism Family Scholarships



5 Ways to get a Free iPad for Your Special Needs Child! – article by, including a list of grants (“Apps for Children with Special Needs” – reviews by teachers, apply for a free iPad)

Autism Speaks iPad 2 Technology Grant

Danny’s Wish – grants for iPads for individuals who are non-verbal or minimally verbal (Let’s Chat Autism)

Easter Seals Northeast Indiana Assistive Technology Award Program for students in Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Elkhart, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, St. Joseph, Wabash, Wells and Whitley Counties.

Give the Gift of Voice campaign – HollyRod Foundation’s iPad project

Give a Voice Program – National Autism Association

How to Get an iPad (or other AT/AC Device) Funded – article by TACA (Talk About Curing Autism), including a list of grants


Other National Grants:

Act Today! – family grants for autism care and treatment

Autism Grants in the United States – listing of organizations that provide grant funds

AutismCares – grants for individuals with autism spectrum disorders during times of crisis or unplanned hardships

Baker Summer Camp Grant Applications

The Blue Rose Foundation – supports education/understanding/quality of life improving projects

The Buddy Project – provides refurbished computers to those who are intellectually and developmentally disabled

Byrne Grant Program – federal program that gives funds to police departments for tracking devices for those who wander – The Complete Guide to Free Things and Grants for Kids with Special Needs

Funding Options for College: Financial Aid, Grants, and Scholarships

Helping Hand – National Autism Association program to help families in need pay for medical and therapy services for children and adults with ASD

The Isaac Foundation – financial assistance to families in need of therapy for their children with autism, free weighted blanket

Life Jacket and Swim Lesson Grants through Association of Aquatic Professionals

National Autism AssociationHelping Hands grants for medical treatment, lab testing, supplements and therapies not covered by insurance

National Inclusion Project – Financial Assistance for Child Participate in Approved Inclusive Programs – up to $1000/year

Schrader Autism Foundation – grants for individualized education and life skills training, and other services

Single Parents Alliance of America – SPAOA – information on how to access various financial aid sources

Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund – Autism Speaks grant for providers on behalf of families

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation – Medical grants given for medical services not covered or not completely covered by commercial health benefit plans.

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