"Dear ASBC, the iPad has been an amazing gift for the students here at Angevine. We use it almost every period. Students who are not able to talk find it incredibly valuable when taking tests, working in a group or communicating with the general education teacher. The immediate accessibility to what is happening in the classroom in the moment is amazing. Having the iPad creates a whole new level of inclusion.Thank you for thinking of us. The gift of the iPad does more to help kids with autism than I can possibly describe."

- Lynn Wysolmierski, Angevine Middle School, Lafayette

Outside Financial Assistance


Autism Family Resources

www.autismfamilyresouces.org

Provides special needs families and caregivers with the financial means to acquire the “simple things” they so often are not able to obtain. Common awards go to therapy equipment, safety equipment or respite. At no time are funds sent directly to families. All funds awarded are paid directly to the vendor or service provider to pay for therapy equipment, safety equipment or services.

Email your request for an application along with your name, address, phone number and email address to us at autismfamilyinfo@aol.com. We will email the application file back to you, in the form of a WordPerfect attachment. If you need another format please let us know which one in your email.


Helping Hand Program, sponsored by the National Autism Association

Requests granted for biomedical treatments, supplements or therapies for your child with autism. You can find their site at www.nationalautismassociation.org.


Modest Needs

www.modestneeds.org
212 463 7042

Provides grant funding for daily living expenses in emergency situations. Founded in 2002, Modest Needs is an award-winning charity that works to stop the cycle of poverty before it starts for low-income workers struggling to afford emergency expenses like the unexpected auto repair, the unanticipated trip to the doctor, the unusually large winter heating bill. There is an on-line application process.


Scottish Rite Language Disorders Clinic at The Children’s Hospital

www.thechildrenshospital.org
303 861 2410 or 303 861 4261

Department of Audiology, Speech Pathology and Learning Services
13123 East 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045
Can assist with some speech needs.


The MacKenzie Grace Foundation

www.themackenziegracefoundation.org

Provides grants to individual families.


UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

http://uhccf.org

Grants are available to help children who need critical health care treatment, services, or equipment not covered or not fully covered by their parents’ health benefit plans. UHCCF provides grants to families to help pay for child health care services such as speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy sessions, prescriptions, and medical equipment such as wheelchairs, orthotics, and eyeglasses.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15013057/uhccf



Friends of Man

303 798 2342

Provides assistance to people with disabilities, including food, prostheses, wheelchairs, etc. Referral must come through a Social Worker or other health care professional; cannot come directly from applicant.


Lion’s Club

www.denverlions.org

303 504 6293 (ph); 303 504 6294 (f)
weserve@denverlions.org
5840 E Evans Ave Ste 302, Denver, CO 80222
Resource for glasses, hearing aids, medications, etc.