Behavior Therapy is not always covered by insurance providers. The list below contains links to agencies that will provide grants or scholarships for ABA therapy.
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, Occupational Therapy, medications and home safety devices. Check the ACT Today website for quarterly grant deadlines.
ACT Today for Military Families
ACT Today! SOS is a program dedicated to supporting the immediate and imperative needs of those impacted with autism. Families with immediate needs receive support based upon the program funds available.
Anchor of Hope Foundation
The maximum grant for special needs children for various uses is $250 per child. Click on “Scholarships,” and then “Online Application” to reach the Anchor of Hope scholarship application and instructions.
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 State Support Grants and Cash Subsidies
The Autism Now webpage provides links to specific state family support grants or cash subsidies. Each resource has different qualifying amounts and eligibility criteria.
Autism Support Network
The Autism Support Network webpage provides listings as well as direct links to dozens of financial resources and other online support.
This site provides access to a “Benefit Finder,” which offers multiple search methods to quickly find state and federal benefits.
First Hand Foundation
The foundation offers grants of up to $1,000 for ABA therapy for those meeting financial guidelines.
Modest Needs Foundation
This link takes you to the required registration page to learn about several Modest Needs grant opportunities and eligibility requirements.
Small Steps in Speech
These funds may be used for speech therapy and/or assistive device software applications.
Talk About Curing Autism: Family Scholarship Program
Dozens of grant and scholarship opportunities are available for families to help with the cost of ABA therapy.
Tucson Alliance for Autism
This group provides funds to be used to help cover the cost of an evaluation for those living in Arizona. Families are required to pay at least 25% of the cost of services.
United Healthcare Children’s Foundation
The foundation provides access to medical-related services that enhance a child’s life and which are not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan.