Financial Resources and Scholarships


Financial Resources for Autism

Scholarships specifically designated for students with disabilities are extremely limited. Students are urged to pursue the scholarships available for qualities other than disability. Listed below are organizations which offer the few disability specific scholarships.

Special Needs Trust

Planning for the unthinkable allows you to take control of your child’s emotional and financial security. It will also give you peace of mind to know  that your child will be cared for in the way you intended.

Health Care Insurance for Autistic Children

Search for insurance for the special needs of an autistic child.

Organizations offering Financial Assistance for those with disabilities.

ViewPoint Health

View Point Health has family support options that may cover some of the cost of services and programs.  Annette Dennis is the Family Support Coordinator for View Point Health in Region 3. Contact Annette directly at 678-209-2597 or by email at, or through the View Point Office at 678-209-2555. 

ViewPoint Health Family Support Application

Georgia Community Support & Solutions (GCSS)

Respite/social skills resources and assistance.  Contact for Autism Family Support funding 404-634-4222 (Nicole Brickhouse) or for Respite Services 404-634-4222 (Arthur Blackburn)

Family Support Funding (2015)

GCSS Services (2015)

2014 GCSS Intake Form

Family Support Application 

Champions for Children

Deisgned to assist children and families who do not meet the eligibility requirements of the TEFRA/Katie Beckett Medicaid program. If you have been denied Katie Beckett and have your letter of denial you can contact Champions for Children (an Easter Seals Georgia program) for up to $3000 for camps, therapy, medical supplies/equipment, respite, etc.    To get started, call a Service Coordinator at 866-584-3742 or email to .

All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD)

Family Support Services, Employment Services and Community Engagement. For more information, contact AADD at 404-881-9777 or Melissa Perlman at

Alexander Graham Bell Association of the Deaf

3417 Volta Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-5220 (voice/TT)

American Council of the Blind
1155 15th Street, N.W., Suite 720
Washington, DC 20005
(800) 424-8666 (3:00P5:30) or (202) 467-5081

American Foundation for the Blind
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
(800) 232-5463 or (212) 620-2000

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
206 North Washington Street,
Suite 320
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-1884

Bridge Endowment Fund
Scholarship Office
National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Center
P.O. Box 15160
Alexandria, VA 22309-0160
(703) 360-3600

Blinded Veterans Association
477 H St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-2694
(202) 371-8880
(for children and spouses of blinded veterans)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Office of Student Programs (Internships)
P.O. Box 1925
Department T Room 220
Washington, DC 20013
(703) 281-8365

Christian Record Braille Foundation
4444 South 52nd Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 488-0981

Council of Citizens with Low Vision (CCLV)
5707 Brockton Drive-No. 302
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 254-0185 or (800) 733-2258

Electronic Industries Foundation (EIF)
919 18th Street, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 955-5814 (TDD 955-5836)
Contact Marcie Vorac
(technical or scientific field)

Foundation for Exceptional Children
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091
(703) 620-1054

Foundation for Science and Disability, Inc.
Rebecca F. Smith
115 S. Brainard Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(for science students with a disability studying for a Masters Degree)

The Geoffrey Foundation
P.O. Box 1112
Ocean Avenue
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
(207) 967-5798
(offered to hearing impaired auditory-verbal children and students)

Graduate Fellowship Fund
Gallaudet University Alumni Association
Alumni Office
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 651-5060 (Voice/TT)
(limited to Ph.D. students who are hearing impaired)

Immune Deficiency Foundation
3566 Ellicott Mills Drive
Unit B2
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(limited to those with
primary genetic immune

Jewish Braille Institute of America
110 E. 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
(offered to students who wish to become rabbis, cantors or Jewish educators)

La Sertoma International
1912 E. Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64312
(816) 333-3116
(limited to graduate students who are preparing to assist people who are blind)

Lighthouse, Inc.
800 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(legally blind students)

National Association of the Deaf Stokoe Scholarship (supports research related to sign language or deafness)
814 Thayer Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 587-1788 (voice)
(301) 587-1789 (TT)

National Captioning Institute, Inc.
Dr. Malcolm J. Norwood Memorial Award Panel
5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1500
Falls Church, VA 22041
(703) 998-2400 (Voice/TT)
(limited to students studying for careers in communication and/or media technology)

National Federation of the Blind
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314

National Federation of Music Clubs
Music for the Blind Department
55 Janssen Place
Kansas City, MO 64109

National Hemophilia Foundation
110 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012
(800) 42-HANDI

National 4-H Council
7100 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 961-2800

Opportunities for the Blind
P.O. Box 510
Leonardtown, MD 20650

The PresidentUs Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
1331 F Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 376-6200

Recording for the Blind
20 Rozelle Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 452-0606

Spina Bifida Association of America
4590 MacArthur Boulevard, NW
Suite 250
Washington, DC 20007
(800) 621-3141 or (202) 944-3285

Trapshooting Hall of Fame College Scholarship Fund Chairshooters
RDocS and Alicia Keim
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
(212) 305-5559
Contact: Hugo A. Keim, M.D.

Venture Clubs Student Aid Award and Venture Clubs
JJJ of Americas
Handicapped Student Scholarship
1616 Walnut Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 732-0512

Very Special Arts Education Office
John F. Kennedy Center for  the Performing Arts
Washington, DC 20566
(limited to students age 10-21 studying selected musical instruments) .

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