Autism Financial Support Resources

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

Financial Planning Webseries for Special Needs Families

The University of Maryland’s Autism Research Consortium has been hosting a six part video series on planning (financial and legal) for families of people with special needs.

Financial Resources and Discounts for Students With Disabilities

From the most important federal financial aid information to helpful deals to awesome free stuff, our list of discounts for disabled students will help take the focus off bank accounts and back onto studies.

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.

The Arc – Toni Feagan
301-925-7050 ext.267

Scholarships and Financial Aid

This guide from offers students with disabilities easy access to scholarship resources with helpful information on how to apply.

The Camp Bling for Blue Scholarship is entirely based on donations from persons and businesses. It awards individuals up to $300 per calendar year. Awards will be linked to pre-approved day camp registrations and cannot be used to pay for past classes or outstanding debt.

The scholarship award may not be used for personal use by award winners (groceries, gas, etc.) All finalists will be reviewed based on their completed application and essay. If deemed eligible, the award will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis.

To help with the cost of college, financial experts at have assembled a Financial Aid Guide for Students with Disabilities.

Act Today!

The ACT Today! board provides funding assistance to families on a quarterly basis.

Tiano O’Dell, PLLC

$1,000 scholarship opportunity for college students with autism

LISS Funds in Prince Georges County funded though DDA

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.

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation

National small grants to assist with healthcare expenses.

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.

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.


It’s our goal at to provide students with the knowledge and resources they need to succeed. We’ve created a guide to college planning for students with impairments, a free source of information breaking down the transition process, accommodations, scholarships, and more that impaired students should be prepared with.

Assisted Living in Maryland

Families looking for assisted living in Maryland (MD) have a wide array of communities to choose from, since estimated that there are more than 30,000 assisted living communities serving seniors across the U.S., and over 597 statewide.

Career Guide for People With Disabilities

As a person with a disability, you may hesitate to look for work. You can be unsure whether or not to make a disability known when applying for employment.

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

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