Autism on Public Assistance: Resource List
Free and Low-Cost Services
We have compiled this list of resources to help families. We will continue to update it as information becomes available. If you are aware of any further financial assistance resources that we have not included, please contact us.
- Grants – Scholarship – Aid/Services
- Legal Information
- MAPS Doctors and Supplements
- Therapy and Treatments
- Daily Living Core Needs
- Emergency – Natural Disasters
- Marriage and Family
- Help Pro – website with a searchable database of marriage and family counselors (781) 862-5215 - select “Advanced Search” and you can search for counselors who have a sliding scale payment option.
- Salvation Army
- Catholic Charities
- Sixty-Six Canal Center Plaza, Suite 600 Alexandria, VA 22314
Grants – Scholarship – Aid/Services
- Grants or Scholarships available from other Autism organizations
- Government funding
- Special Education
MAPS Doctors and Supplements
- Medical Treatment on a Budget
- Health Insurance on A Budget
- Family Scholarship Program
- NAA’s Helping Hands
- Quest Diagnostics Financial Assistance Program
Quest Diagnostics is committed to providing clinical laboratory services to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. Through our Financial Assistance Program we may adjust some or all laboratory charges for patients who are uninsured and cannot afford to pay for their clinical laboratory testing. This is a program at Quest where you can apply for a free or lower cost on a test, income-dependant. Includes all tests available at Quest.
For $10 a year, the QuestCares™ Uninsured Patient Program gives special prices on tests doctors order most often. This program is not income-dependant but only covers the most popular Quest tests. Check to see if your tests are included before joining.
- LabCorp’s LabAccess Partnership
This lower-cost option is available to patients with no insurance or those who’s insurance excludes lab testing. They have removed references to this from their website but the program does exist. Contact your local branch and ask about their Lab Access Partnership Program
database of patient assistance programs that offer more than 1,000 prescription medications, for free or at a discount, to people who qualify.
Therapy and Treatments
Daily Living Core Needs
- Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services. If you or your child receives Medicaid, you can be transported to, or reimbursed for mileage, to all Medicaid-physician-prescribed non-emergency doctor and therapy appointments. Ask your Medicaid caseworker, or google search “Medicaid transportation (and your state)” for program information.
- Car Repair
- Check with your local high school or trade school’s autoshop program.
- Utilities Help
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) If you receive Medicaid, you may be eligible for discounts on utilities such as electric, gas, phone, water and more. Ask your Medicaid caseworker, or google search “Medicaid utility (and your state)” for program information. (202) 401-9351
- Lifeline and Linkup (discounted phone service) 888-225-5322
- Low Cost In-Home Internet Access - http://www.internetessentials.com/
- This is a program by Comcast, but other companies may provide a similar program too, so if Comcast doesn't serve your area, contact your local provider and see if they offer a similar program. If your child qualifies for the reduced lunch program, your family can qualify for this offer - $10 a month for in-home internet plus low cost computers, free virus software, free Internet training — online, in print and in person.
- Holiday Giving
Emergency – Natural Disasters
Other Articles in the Autism on Public Assistance Series:
Autism on Public Assistance: Introduction
Resource List of Free and Low-Cost Services
GFCFSF Diet on Food Stamps (Yes, you can!)
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