Autism Grants Spreadsheet

Back to Autism on Public Assistance: Resource List | Download a printer-friendly PDF of this page National foundations are listed first and then by state   Organization Type of Funding Region Avg Grant Amount Deadline 4-A Healing Foundation 1325 Avenue of the AmericasSuite 2800 New York, NY 10019 (212) 763-8688 biomed National Unknown Application available […]

Why Are MAPS Doctors So Expensive?

Frequently we are asked: Why are MAPS ( Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs) doctors and other autism treating physicians SO EXPENSIVE? MAPS is the Medical Academy of Pediatrics Special Needs. MAPS Doctors specialize in the medical issues commonly found in individuals with autism, using a Functional Medicine approach. A group similar to MAPS was […]

Autism on Public Assistance: Resource List

Free and Low-Cost Services We have compiled this list of resources to help families. We will continue to update it as information becomes available. If you are aware of any further financial assistance resources that we have not included, please contact us. Counseling Grants – Scholarship – Aid/Services Legal Information MAPS Doctors and Supplements Therapy […]

Traveling with Your Children with ASD

Traveling with Your Children with ASD By Holly Bortfeld Over the years, I’ve traveled all over the US with my kids, who both have ASD. Like the movie, “Trains, Planes and Automobiles”, we’ve traveled every way possible. Sometimes our travel was for business, sometimes medical and sometimes pleasure. It takes a little preparation but it’s […]

Insurance Pays For What?

For a more detailed understanding of who is responsible for covering which specific expenses please see our Who Pays For What information. The “Who Pays for What” document covers: Service Name Service Description Who Delivers Service Who Funds Service Links It also explains Coverage Types (SSI, Insurance, Medicaid, etc) as well as definitions of therapies […]

Autism on Public Assistance: Overview

Programs Overview SSI State Medicaid Medwaiver/Autism Waiver TANF – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Food Stamps – SNAP WIC – Women, Infants and Children State Children’s Insurance Programs Head Start Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Programs Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) ********************************************************** SSI www.ssa.gov Please check the full qualifying criteria. Who qualifies: Children […]

Autism on Public Assistance

By Holly Bortfeld with help from Moira Giammatteo In an effort to help our families afford the treatments that can help their children, TACA introduced the very popular article series “Autism-On-A-Budget,” but with the worsening economy, we’ve been getting many more requests for help from families who are on, or considering, public assistance programs like Medicaid, […]

GFCFSF Diet on a Budget

By Holly Bortfeld So, you’ve chosen to start your child on the GFCF (gluten-free, casein-free) diet but wondering which bank you will have to rob to be able to pay for the special foods needed, right? Before you get out your ski mask, here are some hints that might help. There are several approaches to […]

GFCF Diet on a Budget: Meal Plans

The following recipes make limited use of specialty gluten-, casein- and soy-free items like expensive flours and other substitute ingredients. Most everything can be purchased at your local grocery store and these recipes are meant so that everyone in the house can eat it rather than needing to cook two meals.   Breakfast Bacon Potatoes […]

Autism on Public Assistance: GFCFSF Diet on Food Stamps (Yes, you can!)

As the cornerstone of biomedical treatment, the Gluten-, Casein- and Soy-Free (GFCFSF) diet has resulted in tremendous progress for more than 90% of children with ASD who’ve tried it. The diet can be done many different ways, ranging from VERY expensive to very cheap – it all depends on how much premade food you buy […]

Health Insurance Coverage on a Budget

by Holly Bortfeld   This article is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be construed as authoritative tax, legal or medical advice. Please contact your tax, medical or legal consultant for verification. If you have input or suggested updates, please contact Holly. My son Max is the “million dollar man.” In the ten years […]