Grants for Autistic Children

Grants for Autistic Children – Overview

Grants for autistic children are given to support the imperative and immediate needs of children impacted by autism.

The various grant programs provide access to effective treatments for autism.

Grants for Autistic Children – Autism Care Today SOS

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to conditions characterized by:

  • Ongoing social problems that include difficulty in interacting and communicating
  • The narrow range of activities and interests are unique to the individual and carried out repetitively.

ASDs start in childhood and tend to persist long, even in adolescence and adulthood. Autism is an expensive condition all around.

It has been recognized that some individuals diagnosed with autism are in immediate danger or harm. Parents with a disabled child cannot wait up to 12 weeks for a response to their financial requests.

Autism Care Today, SOS is dedicated to an immediate support program. This program was established in 2005 to provide access to vital treatments for autistic children.

Autism Care Today SOS Program – Application Criteria

To avail of this program’s various benefits, an application criterion must be fulfilled.

  1. An autistic child must have an immediate need for treatment. If treatment is not found, the child’s physical safety is in danger.
  2. Autism Care Today’s SOS program funds services and effective treatments to manage symptoms of autism spectrum disorders, as there is currently no cure for autism. It does not cover living expenses, funds for travel, or clothing.
  3. Eligibility for financial assistance from Autism Care Today may include income considerations.
  4. The applicant has not received support from Autism Care Today within 12 months.

Autism Care Today SOS Program – Application Process

The application review process timeline can vary; applicants should confirm current processing times directly with Autism Care Today. Here are the details:

  1. To complete the application process, you need to send an email to [email protected]

In your email, the following information must be included:

  • Name, address, and age of the child with autism
  • Family income as reported in the recent tax forms
  • The estimated cost requested should not be more than $5,000
  • Describe in 200 words why the request is being made. Explain why your request needs immediate assistance so the next grant cycle cannot be delayed.
  1. Autism Care Today responds to your mail within two weeks. The reply will either request more information or state whether your request will move to the formal application stage.
  2. If your request to receive grants for an autistic child is moved to the formal application stage, you will receive an email with a form that needs to be completed in full and mailed back.
  3. Once Autism Care Today receives your application, your request’s final decision will be made within the next two weeks.

In case you do not have access to email, you can call 1-877-9-ACT-TODAY (1-877-922-8863)

Other Grant Programs for Autistic Children

There are various other grants available for autistic children and families in the United States.

  • Network Angels

Network Angels provides financial assistance to families, but availability and amount can vary by state and need; specific details should be verified directly with Network Angels.

The family does not receive funds. They are directly transferred to the medical provider.

Grants are given every quarter. They are issued in March, June, September, and December.

To request a grant from Network Angels, you will need to provide the following information on our electronic form

  1. Age of child (Above two and below 18)
  2. A child must be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  3. Address
  4. Services you want to receive
  5. A mentioned service provider with details of the address
  6. How did you come to know about the grant program
  7. Photo of the child
  8. You may submit one application per quarter for Network Angels grants, pending eligibility and program guidelines.
  9. Grants will be taken into consideration only if the application is complete.
  10. Grantees must have a combined 12 volunteer hours per year
  11. Grant applicants must be a current active member at the time of grant application
  • United Healthcare Children’s Foundation(UHCCF) Grants

The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation provides financial assistance for children’s healthcare expenses, including those related to autism, through grants.

It is dedicated to enhancing the clinical condition and the quality of life for those suffering from autism spectrum disorder.

Support is provided through grants of up to $5,000. You must fulfill the necessary criteria to submit your application.

The form is available online at


Current estimates from the CDC indicate that approximately 1 in 44 children in the U.S. has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder. Efforts are focused on enhancing the government’s commitment to autism.

Grants are provided to promote the optimal health and well-being of all autistic children.

See Also

Grants for Medical Bills

Autism Grants for NonProfits

Current Version
May 6, 2024
Updated By
Andrea Morales G.
November 20, 2020
Written By
Victoria Abigail Friedland

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