10 Disability Grants for Autism Acceptance Month

The beginning of May also marks the start of Autism Acceptance Month. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that causes people to react, communicate, and learn differently from most other people. In 2021, the Centers for Disease Control Prevention noted that one in 44 children was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Overall, autism does not have to be something that holds people back, and a lot of times it can give people many skills that others may not have. According to the Autism Awareness Centre, people with autism are known to have good attention to detail, impressive observation skills, deep focus, the ability to retain facts, high visual skills, creativity, integrity, as well as innovative and unique thinking capabilities.

Even though many autistic people shine in certain areas, the disorder can require additional resources both in education in health. Specifically, many autistic people face mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, etc. However, not every school has the funding to provide all resources these children need to succeed.

Grants are a good way for schools and organizations to get additional funding to help people with autism and their families. For this reason, GrantWatch lists many disability grants, including many grants specifically for those with autism. And in honor of Autism Acceptance Month, GrantWatch will be sharing 10 of these grants today!

10 Grants in Honor of Autism Acceptance Month

  1. Firstly, there are grants to U.S., Canada, and International investigators affiliated with qualified institutions for research on autism spectrum disorders. Funding is for original, clinically-relevant research projects that will advance the treatment, diagnosis, and foundational understanding of ASD.
  2. Grants of up to $5,000 to nonprofits in eligible regions to serve individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
  3. There are also grants of up to $20,000 to U.S. researchers to encourage diverse participation in autism research.
  4. Funding is available of up to $5,000 to U.S. individuals with autism and their families for urgent treatment needs.
  5. There is also funding for Indiana teachers and families to support children with autism in eligible locations. Funding is available for summer camp tuition, special services, home equipment, specialized classes, and training for teachers.
  6. Grants are available of $1,000 to New York nonprofits for initiatives to improve the lives of children with autism. Funding may be for items such as books, equipment, camps, music programs, etc..
  7. In addition, there are grants of up to $1,000 to Massachusetts individuals for programs that benefit children with disabilities in eligible locations. Priority funding is for people who work with children with developmental issues, processing disorders, learning disabilities, or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  8. Additionally, there are grants of up to $1,000 and grants of up to $7,500 to Tennessee, Missouri, and Arkansas nonprofits, school districts, and individuals in eligible areas to benefit children and families affected by autism.
  9. There is also funding of up to $500 to U.S., Canada, and International autistic adults and youth of color to support individual needs.
  10. Lastly, there are grants available to North Carolina nonprofits in eligible regions for programs serving individuals with disabilities.

GrantNews Notes

Looking for similar grants? GrantWatch has a category specifically for disability grants. There is also a category for mental health grants and health and medical grants.

Also, make sure to sign up for a paid subscription to GrantWatch. This will give you access to more than 8,000 grants for nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals. This includes full eligibility criteria, contact information for grant funders, and application links.

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