Grants for Biomedical Treatment Offered by National Autism Organizations
As insurances and Medicaid often do not cover the diets and supplements for Biomedical Treatment, you may find yourself in need of financial support. Below is a list of grants for Biomedical Treatment offered by some autism organizations in the US. You can also refer to the Financial Support page of this website
1. Family Rescue Grant (provided by Generation Rescue):
It provides: 2 free doctor’s visits, free Comprehensive Stool Analysis Lab Test, free Urine Porphyrins Lab Test, and free 9 essentials supplements for 90 days (with ongoing discounts afterwards). This grant is need-based and non-competitive. Grant cycles start every 3 months, on 7/1, 10/1, 1/1, 4/1 of the year. As long as you meet the following three criteria, you should be able to get the gran
- Your child has a diagnosis of ASD.
- Your child has not tried biomedical treatment before.
- Your household income does not exceed the median income for Indiana.
2. ACT Today! Grant:
It provides $100 - $5,000 per child, to fund effective treatments, assessments and needed life supports. Families have 12 months to use the funds. Grants will be allocated based on annual fundraising activities. Application cycles start on 1/1, 4/1, 7/1, and 12/1 or the year. Each application is kept in the system for two consecutive grant cycles after which the applicant must re-apply. Application requirements:
- ASD diagnosis
- Tax return and current financial information (feel free to black out your social security number). Households with annual incomes below $100,000 will be reviewed first.
- Families with multiple children with ASDs are reviewed first.
- Documentation of how the money will be used (i.e. invoice, a print out from the provider's website, a brochure, etc.) that states the cost of the item or treatment you are requesting.
Application form can be accessed at www.wizehive.com/apps/acttoday2013, or by calling 818-340-4010 or 877-9ACT-TODAY (877-922-8863). Or email Amy@act-today.org with your name and address and she will gladly mail a copy to you. For questions about filling out the application, use the same phone number and email address above.
3. Helping Hand Program (by National Autism Association)
It provides one-time grants of up to $1,000 each, paid directly to the service provider for supplements/medication, medical evaluation or lab testing not covered by insurance. This grant is not too difficult to get, as they award a high number of receipients. The requirements are:
- Your child is under age 21.
- You reside in the USA.
- A letter from your child’s physician that confirms your child’s diagnosis of ASD.
- A copy of your most recent tax return (just the front page showing your taxable income) or other proof of income, showing that your annual net income does not exceed $50,000.
Your application must be mailed (not emailed) to NAA, Attn: Helping Hand Project, 20 Alice Agnew Dr., Attleboro Falls, MA 02763. Request delivery confirmation or a return receipt from the post office. Application deadline is 7/31 each year. All applications will be reviewed in August and grant distribution will be completed no later than 9/30. If you have not been contacted by NAA by 9/30, your application has not been approved. To receive program notifications for the next grant cycle, join the NAA mailing list.