Autism Financial Support Resources

These Financial Support Resources can help you with financing from various funds and grants at the local and federal level.

Free Benefit Screening for People with Disabilities
Find out if you or a loved-one (ages 18 and up) is eligible for benefits like a free phone, reduce transportation costs, housing and food assistance, respite services and more.
Toni Feagan
The Arc
301-925-7050 ext.267
afeagan@thearcofpgc.org
Scholarships and Financial Aid
This guide from thebestcolleges.org offers students with disabilities easy access to scholarship resources with helpful information on how to apply. http://www.thebestcolleges.org/
AffordableColleges.com
To help with the cost of college, financial experts at AffordableColleges.com have assembled a Financial Aid Guide for Students with Disabilities. http://www.affordablecolleges.com/
Act Today!
The ACT Today! board provides funding assistance to families on a quarterly basis. http://act-today.org/
Tiano O’Dell, PLLC
$1,000 scholarship opportunity for college students with autism http://mailgun.highrankwebsites.com
LISS Funds in Prince Georges County funded though DDA
The Arc of PG http://www.thearcofpgc.org/
301-925-7050
Maryland Community Connection http://www.marylandcommunityconnection.org/
301-583-0358
LISS or Low Intensity Support Services- (LISS replaces Rolling Access Funds Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) is a statewide program funded through the Developmental Disability Administration (DDA). LISS are designed to make use of community resources, building on the individuals existing support network, while providing a short-term solution for a problem. LISS assists children and adults to improve their quality of life, remain in their own homes, increase or maintain independence, and participate in their communities. You can download the LISS application by clicking here.
Sarah Petite Fund
County grants funded via the Arc of PG for recreation and travel – ARC membership is required for this program. http://www.thearcofpgc.org/
United Healthcare Children’s Foundation
National small grants to assist with healthcare expenses. http://www.uhccf.org/
SSI – Social Security Income for children with disabilities
Parents, caregivers, or representatives of children younger than age 18 who have disabilities may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. http://www.ssa.gov/
National Autism Alliance
NAA offers family First and helping hands grants to families of children with autism who need financial assistance with marital / family counseling and Biomedical treatment. http://www.nationalautismassociation.org/

Visit our Resource Center for more information on autism outreach services on the national, state, and county levels.

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