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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Developing Lifeskills: How to Teach A Skill

Developing Lifeskills: How to Teach A Skill What are LifeSkills? Basic lifeskills are laundry, cooking, cleaning, getting dressed, shaving, personal hygiene, shopping, ordering at a restaurant, paying bills, working, taking vitamins or pills, making healthy choices, exercise, advocating for themselves, navigating their community, and making and keeping friends. Some life skills overlap with social skills […]

Volunteering Opportunities for People With ASD

Volunteering Opportunities for People With ASD by Holly Bortfeld 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 […]

Developing Lifeskills: Chores

Developing Lifeskills: Chores Household chores can, and should, be started early with very young children, and that goes for children with autism too. Our kids are very capable of learning all of these skills, even if they take longer to learn them. Learn how to break each task down and teach the skills here. Why […]

Talk About the Holidays

We know that holiday gatherings can sometimes be very challenging for the families we serve. TACA Volunteers have been known to use their own experiences to help other families have better experiences. Whether you will be hosting a family affected by autism or you are looking for information to share with a potential host regarding […]

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 to provide FREE Legal Clinics Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), in collaboration with the Special Education Law Firm (SELF), will be hosting monthly FREE legal advice clinics for TACA families. Services for this clinic will be provided by SELF attorneys and advocates and […]

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 […]

Tax Strategies for Parents of Kids with Special Needs

Tax Strategies for Parents of Kids with Special Needs – Updated for Obamacare December 1, 2013 By Regina M. Levy, CPA The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), known as OBAMACARE, has some significant implications for special needs families. While we are just beginning to see how far reaching this act is, I am […]

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 […]

Ideas on Hiring & Paying for a Special Education Attorney

Based on the extremely complex and legal nature of the early intervention process many families hire a Special Education Attorney or Advocate to help them navigate this crucial area. Based on this step many TACA families who hire an attorney seem to obtain more services as recommended by the professionals that consult to their families.  […]