Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about our grant application, please read through our Frequently Asked Questions before contacting Autism Care Today. If you have additional questions that are not answered on this page, please contact the grants department at 818-340-4010 or 877-9ACT-TODAY (877-922-8863), or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do I make too much money to qualify for a grant?
We take income into consideration when making our decision but we realize that your family situation cannot be fully explained by this number. This is why we ask for a Description of Family Situation on Step 9 of the application (Page 7 of the hard-copy application). Families that make less than $100,000 annually will be considered first but we do not automatically disqualify applicants because of their family income.
- I have my tax return from last year but our employment situation has changed. What should I do?
Please submit the tax return but also include your current financial information on Step 7 of the application (Page 4 of the hard-copy application). The Board is presented with both incomes when reviewing grants. You can also tell us more about your story in the Description of Family Situation section.
- I have two children who have autism. Do I need to submit two applications?
Yes, please submit two applications as their diagnosis, treatment information and requests may differ. You do not, however, need to submit your tax return twice. The Board does take into consideration the fact that you have multiple children on the spectrum when making their decision. Please note that if you’re applying online for multiple children, you will need to signup with a separate email address per child.
- Can I request more than one item?
Unfortunately, no. We are only allowing families to request one item now. Please remember to include the supportive documentation/assessment of costs for your request.
- What does “Upload Provider Documentation” mean?
We would like to have documentation (i.e. invoice, a print out from the provider’s website, a brochure, etc.) that states the cost of the item or treatment you are requesting. This is to ensure that you do not request $1,000 for a program that costs $600. As we pay providers directly, this should prevent accounting difficulties from both parties.
- I feel uneasy submitting in my tax return because my social security number is on it. What can I do?
Please feel free to cover your social security number with a black marker or correction fluid on our copy before sending it in.
- Can I fax or email the application to you?
No, we currently do not accept faxed or emailed grant applications. We apologize for any inconvenience.
- I don’t have access to a computer. Can you send me an application?
Yes, please contact the grants department at 818-340-4010 or 877-9ACT-TODAY (877-922-8863), or email to email@example.com with your name and address and we will gladly mail a copy to you. Please note that we provide this service as a courtesy and are not responsible for lost applications, late delivery and/or any other mailing issues.
- Do I have to sign the “Release and Authorization for Use of Image” form?
No, this form is not mandatory. We respect your privacy and your decision will not affect the outcome of your application.
- The application is very confusing to me. Can you help me?
Of course! please feel free to contact the grants department at 818-340-4010 or 877-9ACT-TODAY (877-922-8863), or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.