inancial Assistance Sources
Got this from Yahoo Group Military Families Autism Support
Autism Research Institute offers a military family web page at http://www.autism.com/fam_military.asp with the following benefits.
*FREE “Recovering Autistic Children” book*, a 468 page paperback book, which normally costs $24.00. To order- print, complete and fax or mail in the form at the web link of http://www.autism.com/pdf/families/militarybookrequest.pdf, along with a copy of the front of your military ID card. Please fill out all the blocks, so we can start a database on what services military children with autism may be getting from TRICARE. Fax the form to 619-563-6840 with a copy of your military ID card along with your name and postal address, or mail it to Autism Research Institute, 4182 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116. There is a strict limit of one copy per family. Recovering Autistic Children, edited by Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D. and Bernard Rimland,
Ph.D. is the extensively updated and enlarged revision of Treating Autistic Children, which was published in 2003.
*25% discount on Autism Research Institute’s (ARI) conferences. * You will need to show your military ID when picking up your materials at the on-site
registration booth at the conference. More info on this offer is at www.defeatautismnow.com
*Possible Funding Resources:
4-A Healing Foundation at http://www.4ahealingfoundation.org can provide financial assistance for children that require biomedical treatments.
Advantages Online Private Schools at http://www.advantagesschool.com/tuition.php offers 15% off private school tuition for military families.
Aid for Autistic Children Foundation at http://www.aacfinc.org.
Air Warrior Courage Foundation at http://www.airwarriorcourage.org
Angel Flight at http://www.angelfli ghtmidatlantic. org or Mercy Medical at http://www.mercymed ical.org, and Patient Travel at http://www.patienttravel.org offer free air travel for special needs families.
Autism Care and Treatment (ACT) Today at http://act-today.org provides grant money for families that cannot afford or access the treatments their autistic children need.
Autism Relief Foundation at assist http://autismrelieffoundation.com families financially
Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation offers adventure programs, respite housing and vacations at http://www.believeintomorrow. org/housing_military.html.
Danny’s Wish and Let’s Chat Autism at http://www.letschatautism.com/ipads-for-autism-application is for a possible iPad donation.
Disabled Children’s Relief Fund at http://www.dcrf.com helps physically-challeng ed children.
Easter Seals Champions for Children at http://www.championsforchildrenga.org
First Hand Foundation at https://applications.cerner.com/firsthand helps children with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted.
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children at http://www.fodac.org is a national provider of mobility aids and daily living devices for people with disabilities
Friends of Man at http://www.friendsofman.org/index.php.
Generation Rescue family grants at
Hannah’s Helping Hands grants at http://www.hannahandfriends.org/grants.html
HollyRod Foundation at http://www.hollyrod.org is a source for an iPads donation.
Houston Enzymes at http://www.houston-enzymes.com offers a military discount of 30% off retail price of enzyme products. This offer is for enzyme products only, and not in combination with other offers or discounts.
iHelp for Special Needs http://www.ihelpforspecialneeds.com provides help in raising funds to purchase the assistive technology you need.
iTaalk Autism Foundation at http://itaalk.org is a possible source for an iPad donation.
Kirkman Labs at http://www.kirkmanlabs.com provides a 25% discount on all of their own products.
Laurel Springs School at http://www.laurelsprings.com/ home offers 15% off private school tuition for military families.
Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy at http://www.leesilsby.com is offering a $20 savings for first time military customers (active and retired) and they accept TRICARE. More info is at http://www.autismsalutes.com/2008/11/autism-salutes-lee-silsbycompounding.html
K¹² Schools at http://www.k12.com/who-we-help/military- families offers 15% off private school tuition for military families.
Loud Mommy at http://loudmommy.com provides some iPad’s for families in need. Finances and child’s condition are the deciding factors for Loud Mommy.
MyGOAL at http://mygoalautism.org/grantsandprograms/index.htm offers enrichment grants to enable families to take advantage of socialization and educational opportunities designed for individuals with special needs.
National Autism Association at http://www.nationalautismassociation.org/military.php has a list of helpful websites and grants through the Helping Hand Project at http://www.nationalautismassociation.org/helpinghand.php and the Family First Project at http://www.nationalautismassociation.org/familyfirst.phpfor marriage counseling grants.
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – FREE Access Pass at http://www.nps.gov/fees_passes.htm.
Olive You Foundation at http://www.theoliveyoufoundation.org provides grants to help children who have speech and language disorders.
Patient Advocate Foundation at http://www.patientadvocate.org provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness.
Project Devin (a partner of Abilities Network Project ACT) at http://www.elevationweb-development.org/abnetwork/index.phpoption=com_content&view=article&id=18&Itemid=21
The Puzzling Piece at http://www.thepuzzlingpiece.com/ipad.html donates iPads as part of their sales efforts.
Small Steps in Speech at http://www.smallstepsinspeech.org/application offers some iPad grants.
Social Security Disability Benefits & SSi Disability Claims at http://www.disability-claims.net offers assistance with those claims.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) has a Family Scholarship program. Scholarships are available for autism conferences, an autism doctor initial visit, and the holiday Adopt a Family program. See www.tacanow.org for details and applications.
United Healthcare Children’s Foundation at http://www.uhccf.org/apply_applicant.html
Washington Access Fund at
http://www.washingtonaccessfund.org/ida_program/at_ida.php offers low-income individuals with disabilities and their families up to $4,000 and receive an equal amount in matching funds to help pay for assistive technologies.