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 […]

Who Pays for What?! – A Guide to Services, Providers and Payors

Using this handy guide you will learn what services and therapies there are, who provides them, where they are provided and who is supposed to be paying for them BEFORE You start paying out of pocket. The “Who Pays for What” document covers: Service Name Service Description Who Delivers Service Who Funds Service Links It […]

A – Z: Autism Journey Blueprints

The Autism Journey Blueprints were created as a quick introduction reference guide for families on the autism journey. Complete Autism Journey Blueprints: click here to download the PDF. AJ Blueprints – Years 1-3: click here to download the PDF. AJ Blueprints – Medical Intervention: click here to download the PDF. AJ Blueprints – Dietary Intervention: click here to download […]

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 […]

Resources for Teens & Adults

As the children of TACA’s parents have aged, we’ve worked to put together a series of articles to address teen- and adult-related issues and services. Below you will find many articles to help you survive the teen years and get your young adult on the road to his or her future. Teenagers with ASD Articles […]

Teens and Adults Booklist

Recommended Books For and About Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders For reading recommendations on other topics like education, medical and therapies, please see our Autism Book List Books on Transition Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome by Dr. Jed Baker Transition IEPs: […]

College Programs & Funding

There are many programs to help your child attend and succeed at college. TIP! If you are going to apply for grants such as a Pell Grant, make sure you have registered for Selective Service, as it’s a qualification for most federal grant funding programs. College Assistance Programs There are companies who can assist you […]

Volunteering Opportunities for People With ASD

Volunteering is essential for creating well-rounded adults. Volunteering not only teaches skills and keeps the volunteer engaged, but also benefits the larger community, spreads autism awareness and we can make new friends. The following are just some examples of volunteering opportunities that may be of interest to young adults with ASD. Volunteermatch.org has a great […]

A – Z: TACA Facts – a video series answering the most common questions

We are very excited about a new video series in collaboration with our friends at Autism Live. Introducing: TACA Facts This is an introduction to our new series “TACA Facts” sponsored by Autism Live. We’ll answer the most common questions for families living with autism in 2-3 minute segments. TACA Fact: Can children with autism […]

FREE Legal Clinics

NEW! TACA Legal Advocacy Program Collaborates with the Special Education Law Firm and Adams & Associates to provide FREE Legal Clinics TACA, in collaboration with the Special Education Law Firm (SELF) and Adams & Associates will be hosting monthly FREE legal advice clinics for TACA families. Services for this clinic will be provided by SELF […]

Resources for Legal Assistance

When seeking legal advocacy, please note that TACA provides external resources for our families. Our support services are limited to parent support and legal questions are referred out to organizations that have expertise in this area. There are many resources available to special needs families that will assist you in finding local legal advocacy resources: National […]

International Resources

MAPS Practitioners outside the USA (MAPS; formerly known as DAN!) Kirkman International Distributors (Supplements) Australia and New Zealand Canada Chile France Germany India Ireland Italy Japan Malaysia Mexico Nigeria Puerto Rico Spain United Kingdom Other International Organizations MAPS Practitioners outside the USA (MAPS; formerly known as DAN!) Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS) Clinician Registry […]

Preparing for Your Special Needs Child’s Future By Planning for Your Departure

By Holly Bortfeld “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin This article is about death. This is not a pleasant topic for anyone. This is not something that should not be avoided and carefully planned for anyone with children – especially children with special needs. In the past year, five […]

Behaviors – Help! My Kid’s Behavior is Out of Control!

By Holly Bortfeld  “Autism“ is diagnosed by a set a behaviors so that means behaviors will be a part of your day.  There are two camps to dealing with autism’s behavior – Dietary Intervention and Behavioral Therapy – some people choose only one, but we have found they work better together! When my son was […]

How To Get An iPad (or other AT/AAC device) Funded

For many people with autism, iPads literally give them a voice.  Unfortunately, iPads aren’t cheap.  For families who are already financially strapped due to enormous out-of-pocket medical expenses, even the least expensive iPad is unaffordable.  Fortunately, iPads are considered a viable Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) modality, so there are a number of ways to […]

Insurance Definitions

ABC (Alternative Billing Codes) Based on Complimentary and Alternative Medicine maintained by Alternative Link. Congenital A disease or disorder that is a result of genetic abnormalities, the intrauterine (uterus) environment, errors of morphogenesis, a chromosomal abnormality, or a complex mix and unknown factors. Some factors can include heredity, environmental, or behavioral. Congenital disorders vary widely […]