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Financial Assistance: Disability Specific: Autism

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New Sign Autism Speaks: Financial Assistance offers information on government financial resources, family resources, health insurance reform and more.

New Sign Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation (ASDF): The Financial Impact of an Autism Diagnosis outlines the loss of a parent's income and the expenses of specialty schooling, special activities, special equipment and lack of health coverage that can lead a family into fiscal defeat. The ASDF offers that they are an organization that can help if families need more options than government resources can offer. For more information, visit the website, or send email to info@myASDF.org, or call 877.806.0635.

New Sign Autism Support Network: Autism Grants in the U.S. offers a list and description of several grants to assist families with a family member with Autism.

New Sign Everyday Autism Miracles Everyday Autism Miracles is a talk radio show that focuses on the positive things happening in the Autism community. This particular page links to several articles on Autism and health insurance. The show airs live every Friday at 2pm EST, 11am PST on Toginet Radio. Free podcasts of all shows are available on the show page and on iTunes.

New Sign Social Security Benefits for Children with Disabilities booklet is for the parents, caregivers, or representatives of children younger than age 18 who have disabilities that might make them eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. It is also for adults who became disabled in childhood (prior to age 22), and who might be entitled to Social SecurityDisabilityInsurance (SSDI benefits. (This SSDI benefit a “child’s” benefit because it’s paid on a parent’s Social Security earnings record.) This booklet will help you decide if your child, or child you know, might be eligible for SSI or Social Security Disability Benefits.

New Sign Social Security Disability Expert Answers SSDI Questions provides an Allsup professional who explains the application process as more people apply for disability benefit from Social Security.

New Sign UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. For more information view their resource.

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Autism Spectrum (ASPECT) Australia offers financial-related FAQs and answers and links to other useful resources for families fiscally challenged by Autism in Australia. For more information, contact ASPECT Australia at 1800 277 328 or (02) 8977 8377 or send email to: autismspectrum.org.au

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