What grants are available to help family members with autism?


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ACT Today!, AutismCares and Autism Escapes are just a few examples of the organizations offering grants that are available to help family members with autism, according to Autism Speaks. This website also lists other available grants that encompass multiple other disabilities.

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What grants are available to help family members with autism?
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ACT Today! is a nonprofit organization that aims to raise public awareness through its program, Compassion for Autism is Cool. The organization has three grant programs that help provide treatment and services to enable families with autistic children maximize their potential, according to Autism Consortium.

AutismCares is a grant offered by the Autism Speaks grant program. This is a one-time grant that awards up to $1,000 to individuals with autism and their families during a time of crisis. These awards are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are an effort to aid in maneuvering unexpected circumstances, such as a death in the family, natural disaster or loss of a job, states AutismCares' website.

Autism Escapes is a nonprofit organization that relies solely on donations. It is not funded or subsidized by the government in any way. This grant is available to families with children that have autism or autism spectrum disorder and a coexisting medical condition. Grants awarded are in the form of travel arrangements on private jets for those in need of medical care not available in their area, according to Autism Escapes' website.

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