Organizations to Help Pay for ABA Services:
United Healthcare Children’s Foundation– The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan.
DARS Autism Program– Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the fastest growing serious, developmental disability, affecting an estimated 1 out of 68 children in the United States. With this number growing at a significant rate, there continues to be an unmet need for services. The DARS Autism Program was developed in an effort to mitigate this need. The program champions excellence in the delivery of services for families of children with autism. Services are provided through grant contracts with local community agencies and organizations that provide applied behavioral analysis (ABA) and other positive behavior support strategies. The program helps improve the quality of life for children on the autism spectrum and their families.
Susie Bean Gives– Dr. R. Layla Salek founded Susie Bean Gives in order to help families with children with Autism and Mental Illness receive expensive and necessary services. As a Behaviorist and daughter of mental illness, she understands there are millions of families needing support, information, medication, behavioral therapy, counseling, health insurance, and respite care for their children living with various behavior disorders. Since 2001 she has dedicated her professional career to helping children with Mental Illness and Autism in Texas and surrounding areas. It is apparent to her that these services are expensive and no one agency has enough funding, staff, knowledge, or compassion to help these families in need.
Masonic Home and School of Texas– MHS partners with charitable organizations, medical professionals, and educational facilities to provide safety, comfort, food, shelter, health care, and educational services – basic needs every child and family deserves.
The only requirements for assistance to a child or family are financial need and Texas residency. Masonic affiliation is given priority. We want to help as many children and families as possible, but our funding is limited. Please complete our application, so that we may consider helping you. Check our Frequently Asked Questions section or call us at 1-877-203-9111 for more information.
F.A.C.E.S.- The recipients of FACES scholarships have used the funds for various things—tuition at schools which focus on ABA therapy, purchasing ABA approved learning aids for centers and schools, furthering ABA training for staff members, and tuition for summer programs at ABA centers and schools.
Variety The Children’s Charity of Texas– At Variety, we believe that every child with special needs deserves to reach their potential regardless of their social or physical limitations. By providing funding for therapy, wheelchairs, walkers, specially designed adaptive bicycles, vehicle modification for wheelchair accessibility, prosthetic limbs, life experiences like throwing out the first pitch at a major league baseball game, or even going to the movies for the first time, we aim to strengthen not only a child’s physical abilities, but their confidence as well.
Hope for Three (Ft. Bend County Residents Only)- Hope For Three is a rapidly expanding local nonprofit focusing solely on autism and no other disability. Established in 2011 the organization has two primary focus areas: 1) creating awareness through outreach, education, and events; 2) providing resources and financial support exclusively to families with children on the autism spectrum.
Talk About Curing Autism– Since 2006, TACA has provided medical scholarships to families living with autism. These scholarships help families pay for physician-prescribed services, and include stop gap medical treatments, independent assessments, and other necessary crisis funding. We continue to work hard to find scholarship opportunities that will help eligible families speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments.
Autism Rescue Angel’s– Autism Rescue Angels is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit striving to provide immediate financial assistance to autism families in the Houston area for medical, educational or respite needs and to provide funding for programs benefitting those with autism spectrum disorder. Click on link to website to complete and submit online application.
National Autism Association Helping Hand– 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.
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