Alternative Funding Sources for Special Needs

Let’s face it.  Kids with special needs are expensive.  It doesn’t matter if you have insurance or not.  Cause you can pretty much bet that there’s going to be a lot of somethings that your insurance ain’t going to cover.  Expensive things.  I’ve lost count of how many parents who have posted asking for help to get a much needed piece of medical equipment for their child.  Insurance companies are sneaky little suckers.  So it is with great excitement that I found a website dedicated to alternative funding sources of special needs families today.

Of course there is a lot of competition for a very finite about of funds, but you don’t know until you try, right?

Grants for Special Needs


GRANTS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS: biomedical evals and treatment for children affected by autism, allergies, ADHD, and/or asthma. – the Kiddie Pool works as a fundraiser to help families raise money for special adaptive equipment. mission is to enrich the lives of children with life threatening illnesses and their families by providing year round, fun-filled group activities and destination events, fostering joy, laughter, normalcy and supportive networking opportunities. arranges free transportation for medical treatment. – offering free medicines to people who earn $30,000 a year or less, or a family of four making up to $60,000 a year. will award financial help with a family’s medical bills for their child who has a life-threatening condition. Building Blocks for Kids’ mission is to improve the quality of life for children with health-related needs that are not being met due to a lack of insurance, government funding, and/or family resources in the Cincinnati area. Widely recognized as a world leader in pediatric Hospital Housing and Respite Housing for children with cancer. The Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) will provide funds to cover 50% of the retail price of adaptive devices or software. provides funding for intensive pediatric therapy to financially disadvantaged children with neurological disorders. provides hope and support to children with brain tumors. financial support with the cost that goes along with fighting cancer. organization gives $500 maximum grant to individuals with disabilities provides funding grants for equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis and sports prosthetics, and resources for training and competition expenses directly to physically challenged individuals. provides services and purchases medical equipment for handicapped and disabled children. Also provides educational grants to help children further their education. – parents selling/giving away/buying items for their children with special needs. The Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer provides needy families, with children in the last stages of terminal cancer, assistance in creating everlasting memories. the Conover Mobile Technology Grant is to promote the use of mobile technology and our apps to improve an individual’s freedom and independence. – Disabled Children’s Relief Fund provides assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eye glasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery.

http://differentizgood. the Conover Mobile Technology Grant is to promote the use of mobile technology and our apps to improve an individual’s freedom and independence. – Disabled Children’s Relief Fund provides assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eye glasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery. helps those in need of a modern and compact speech generating device (SGD) to allow them to satisfy the basic human need of communication. is a web store that offers special needs families a one-stop shop to buy and sell their gently used medical and special needs equipment and adaptive toys. They also have a grant available to purchase such items as well. ease the financial burden endured by the families with children in treatment for Neuroblastoma. a lending facility of adaptive equipment out of Maumee, Ohio. offers scholarships for children with disabilities to participate in therapeutic riding, adaptive swimming and a variety of programs. – help with financial crisis while child is hospitalized features families and their specific life needs (i.e. gas, groceries, utilities) and encourages the Fans Across America community as well as the family and friends of the designated family to make tax-deductible contributions to help fulfill their specific needs. First Hand Foundation assists children with clinically relevant, health-related needs and no financial resources to cover these expenses. Fort Meigs Sertoma (Service To Mankind ) is an international organization that deals mainly with speech and hearing disabilities. For more information please contact Richard Kranz at (419)473-2416 or by mail at PO Box 401 Sylvania, OH 43560. Friends Like Us is focused on helping children with cancer and their families with emotional, educational and resource support through various outlets. grants for therapy, equipment, and other needs. Must have a sponsor such as an agency or social worker apply. Gia Nicole Angel Foundation enhances the daily functioning of a child with special needs. provide care packages that offer both practical and emotional support for the parents of micro-preemies during their journey in the NICU. grants to support the identification and eventual prevention of rare, genetic disorders, and to provide financial assistance to families coping with the many complications of these disorders. The Grottoes of North America Humanitarian Foundation helps cover the costs of dental treatment, including hospital and anesthesia costs when needed, for children with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy (and related neuromuscular disorders), Organ Transplant recipients or those with Mental Retardation. Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund The Matt Larson Foundation helps children undergoing treatment for a Brain or Central Nervous System (CNS) cancer. Christian Fund for the Disabled Kaitlin Marie Bell Foundation provides financial assistance to children with disabilities who are unable to afford equipment and/or services that they need; insurance companies consider many of these items a luxury. provides resources, gently used disability equipment and small grants. to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families worldwide. The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing New Eyes for the Needy accepts agency applications for eyeglass vouchers. The No Boundaries Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation monetary assistance up to $1,000 Partnership for Prescription Assistance. The Foundation seeks to provide assistance to living children that are eighteen years old and younger with physical and emotional challenges. target’s children with Cerebral Palsy and Hydrocephalus. blind children in the US can receive two free Braille books per year helps children with speech and/or language disorders take the steps needed to be better communicators – Special Needs Assistance Program HEAR NOW (800)648-4327 non-profit 501©3 organization that helps with treatment and therapies not typically covered by insurance is nonprofit 501 C (3) organization that creates dream bedrooms for children with life challenging illnesses grants wishes of disabled children The Travelers Protective Association of America’s Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired. helps spinal cord injury survivors and funds research for a cure. – United Healthcare Children’s Foundation; 800-328-5979, ext. 24459 – Medical assistance grants up to $5,000 with a lifetime maximum of $7,500. Must have commercial healthcare denial to apply. – Variety-Kids on the Go! helps kids gain mobility, confidence, and freedom to join in the life of their community. helps children who experience difficulty obtaining funding from their insurance companies to obtain essential equipment or services that they needed to make their day to day lives just a little easier. provides financial support to families of special needs children through funds designated for respite care, therapies, or other assistive equipment. Assistive Technology of Ohio – Listing of medical research programs being conducted
utm_campaign=footer – Disaboom is information and resources for people with disabilities – large listing of grants available Foundation Center RFP Bulletin: Disabled ($19.95 per month to use or free at main branch of Toledo Library) – search of government benefits and grants – allows organizations to electronically find and apply for grants offered by federal grant-making agency – HEATH Resource Center International Center for Disability Resources

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