Since open enrollment for health insurance is over, let’s take a look at some of the various grants that are available to access to help possibly cover some of the costs of ABA therapy!
United Healthcare Children’s Foundation – link provides eligibility requirements and more information
Autism Hero Project seeks to improve the lives of children with autism, people otherwise on the autism spectrum, and their families through providing financial assistance for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapeutic services, helping others understand autism-related needs in everyday life, and promoting more than just awareness among communities. We strive to create a world of inclusion,
where ALL means ALL
ACT Today awards grants of up to $5,000 with priority given to families with household incomes less than $100,000. Funding may be used for ABA, speech therapy, OT, meds, and home safety devices. Check the ACT Today website for quarterly grant deadlines.
Autism Cares Foundation The Autism Cares webpage contains a direct link to the registration process for a Financial Support Award. These awards are granted on a monthly basis to families who have experienced a qualifying event, such as the loss of employment. The maximum award per family is $1,000
Autism Now Project the Autism Now webpage provides links to specific state family support grants or cash subsidies. Each resource has different qualifying amounts and eligibility criteria.
Benefits.gov his site provides access to a “Benefit Finder,” which offers multiple search methods to quickly find state and federal benefits.
Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) The Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program pays health insurance premiums for some clients who have high medical expenses, primary insurance through private health insurance, and secondary public medical insurance (Medicaid) insurance. The health insurance the client is eligible for must be cost-effective. The insurance can be available directly to the client or through someone else, such as a parent. The client may or may not be currently enrolled in the health plan.
Chicago Autism Project -child must be between ages 14months and 5 years old. Can apply up to $10,000 in scholarships
Please share with us if you have any you’d like to add!