Vacation Financial Assistance: Autism on the Seas
inancial Assistance is awarded in varying amounts to immediate family members only, Parents/Guardian's, qualifying children/adults and their siblings. We evaluate each application individually to determine the amount of the Financial Assistance to be awarded and based on funding available at time of awarding.
The Helping Hand Program
The Helping Hand Program provides families with financial assistance in getting necessary medical treatments, lab testing, physician-recommended supplements and therapies for their child with autism. This program does not provide funding for iPads, camp tuition, respite care, fencing, trampolines, swingsets, trips to Disney World, etc.
Funding is extremely limited. This program is intended ONLY for parents in DIRE financial need. Do not apply if your annual net income exceeds $50,000. Helping Hand grants are one-time grants, previous recipients may not re-apply
Autism Family Grants
Autism is an expensive condition all around. The following are various grants available for families and individuals residing in the United States.
Gluten, Casein, Soy Free Diet on Food Stamps
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 versus making your own meals.
We wanted to find out if all of our families could afford this basic treatment so we did an investigation. What we found out surprised us all and we are thrilled to offer this information to the autism community so more families will know they have access to such a vital treatment to help their children.
This article is NOT just for those who receive food stamps, but for anyone who wants to save money on the diet.
Social Secuirty Disability and SSI Benefits for Autism
The required level of severity for autistic disorders is met when the following requirements are satisfied. A doctor must have found the child has:
deficits in reciprocal social interaction
deficits in communication and imagination, and
a restricted repertoire of activities and interests (not needed for Asperger's syndrome)