Autism Financial Aid Resources

In keeping with our February’s theme of providing disability resources, this week we are talking about resources for all things autism.

Today I have compiled a list of autism financial aid resources available online for children affected by autism and their families.

Far too many beneficial autism therapies, treatments, foods, dietary supplements, and equipment are not covered by insurances and are cost prohibitive for the financially burdened autism family.

autism financial aid resources
purple divider - Copy - Copy

purple divider - Copy - Copy

It is my sincere hope that you’ll find in this list the kind of financial assistance you need to improve the quality of life for your loved one with autism.

  • Joey’s Fund Family Grant Program offers $2000-$3000 to be used for any one service or item that will directly improve the life of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • The Alex Foundation provides financial grants to help families acquire items they need for their children, which insurance does not cover.
  • Imagine a Way helps children with autism get the help they need as early as possible.
  • The National Autism Association’s Helping Hand Program offers financial assistance with obtaining bio-medical treatments for autism that are not covered by insurance.
  • Fund it Forward exists to ease the burdens of families with children with special needs by raising money for adaptive equipment not covered by health insurance.
  • For a list of organizations offering iPads to children with disabilities check out the post, 5 Ways to Get Free iPads for Your Special Needs Child at Wonder Baby.
  • Autism Now has a list of College Financial Aid Resources available online.
  • Aid for Autistic Children Foundation helps families affected by autism with debt relief and budgeting strategies. This organization believes that if financial disadvantage is taken away from families living with autism, many more autistic children will reach their potential due to the change in their environment.
  • I know many people are criticizing Autism Speaks, but I personally feel that there is nothing wrong with taking advantage of any resource that might benefit our children with autism and improve their quality of life.  I believe I would be remiss if I didn’t include every source (that I know of) of assistance available to families affected by autism, so go ahead and check out their financial aide grants and college scholarship funds available on their website.
  • And last but not least, try contacting your local autism support groups, local chapters of autism help organizations, local disability agencies, the Rotary Club, and even government agencies!

purple divider - Copy - Copy

purple divider - Copy - Copy

We’d love for you to join our big, happy, family!! Please Subscribe to our blog by email and to our daily You Tube vlogs below and please consider sharing this post on your other social media accounts!! Thanks!!

Enter your email address:Delivered by FeedBurner

purple divider - Copy - Copy

Teaching Social Skills to Autistic Individuals: Social Stories

social skills to autistic individuals

Formally and purposefully teaching social skills to autistic individuals is of the utmost importance. Many people on the autism spectrum find socializing, interacting, and conversing with others to be so painfully difficult that they just give up, despite greatly desiring … Continue reading

Special Needs and/or Homeschooling Link Up!

Special needs and/or homeschooling blog link up

Welcome to the Special Needs and/or Homeschooling Blog Link Up! I’m so glad you came!  I love hearing from old and new friends each week! This is the safe place for those affected by special needs and/or homeschoolers to share, … Continue reading

Introducing Our New YouTube Channel, Malcolm and Sylvia

We are pleased as punch to introduce to you our new YouTube channel, Malcolm and Sylvia!

Malcolm and Sylvia YouTube channel

purple divider - Copy - Copy

purple divider - Copy - Copy
I was recently asked by a subscriber of our other YouTube Channel, Sylvia Phillips (Faith, Hope, and Love) if my husband and I would start a new channel where we would talk exclusively about the many issues we face as special needs parents!

I thought it was a great idea and apparently so did my husband, Malcolm, because he agreed to partner with me in this new venture!

So how does this tie into our Disability Resources theme for February?

Well, I believe our YouTube channels can be utilized as online support groups.

Not only can you enjoy watching our videos, but you can join in on the camaraderie by asking and answering questions and sharing your advice, suggestions and concerns all right there in the comments!  

Let’s get together to support and encourage each other!

Join us at, Sylvia Phillips (Faith, Hope, and, Love) as we film our daily adventures with our special needs, daughter, Bethany! We strive to find happiness amidst our ordinary, everyday, precious, little moments, while we embrace the challenges caused by a brain tumor, brain injury, autism, and epilepsy, one day at a time with faith, hope, and love!


And join us at Malcolm and Sylvia as my husband and I discuss, special needs parenting, large family living, homeschooling,  chronic illness, and whatever else we feel like talking about!

I invite you to please take moment to visit and subscribe to both of our YouTube channels!

By subscribing you’ll be notified when a new video has been posted so you won’t miss out on any of our fun, excitement, or important information!!

Subscriptions are free, so head on over to our channels and subscribe now!

Thanks so much! We do so appreciate your support!



purple divider - Copy - Copy
purple divider - Copy - Copy

We’d love for you to join our big, happy, family!! Please Subscribe to our blog by email and to our daily You Tube vlogs below and please consider sharing this post on your other social media accounts!! Thanks!!

Enter your email address:Delivered by FeedBurner

Emotional Support in Brain Injury Recovery

emotional support in brain injury recovery

The role of emotional support in brain injury recovery, should not be underestimated, neglected, or considered less important than physical healing. Having a caring compassionate, educated, and empathetic social/emotional support system in place for brain injury survivors is of the … Continue reading

Special Needs and/or Homeschooling Blog Link Up #5

Special needs and/or homeschooling blog link up

Welcome to the Special Needs and/or Homeschooling Blog Link Up! I’m so glad you came!  I love hearing from old and new friends each week! This is the safe place for those affected by special needs and/or homeschoolers to share, … Continue reading