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Grant money for families of children with Autism who cannot afford treatments
Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund
CICRF is a payor of last resort. It provides financial assistance for Massachusetts families with children experiencing a medical condition requiring services that are not covered by a private insurer, federal or state assistance, or any other financial source.
Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council
"Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council Provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families to enhance independence, productivity, and inclusion."
Doug Flutie Foundation for Autism
Foundation supports families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Support and enrich the lives of children who need long term care at home or in a nursing care facility due to a neurological disorder.
Helping Hand Program of the National Autism Center
Provides families with financial assistance in getting necessary treatments and therapy services for their autistic child.
United Healthcare Children's Foundation, Inc.
Grants fill the gap when medical needs are not fully covered by a family's health insurance. Certain criteria applies.
UMass Memorial Medical Center Financial Counseling
Help families get private insurance and/or secondary insurance.
Phone Number 508-334-9300
Autism Insurance Resource Center
. This is a resources for consumers, providers, clinicians, employers, and educators on issues related to medical insurance for autism treatment. The Autism Insurance Resource Center is a program of The Shriver Center, a division of The University of Massachusetts Medical School
Mass Family Voices
Topics:"Caring for Your Child"; "Data and Research"; "Diversity and Cultural Competence"; "Family Leadership"; "Family-Centered Care"; "Health Care Financing"; "Oral Health"; "Title V"; "Workplace and Family Employment and Benefits"
Phone: 617-236-7210 ext 210
Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income
"The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program."
Fact Sheet for Financial Information
The Department of Education
Provides assistance, information, and funding options for services and child care for children, birth to age 5 and their families.
Easter Seals of Massachusetts
Variety of programs and services for children and adults with disabilities and special needs. Assistive technology loan program and some funding available.
Information about the many types of assistance available to those in need living in Massachusetts;Offers assistance for accessing benefits