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Autism Care Today provides funding assistance to families throughout the United States on a quarterly basis. These grants are designed to provide access to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Since 2005, Autism Care Today has helped more than 1,562 families and provided more than $1.85 million in grants.
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About Picaboo Corporation
As a leading provider of custom photo products since 2004, Picaboo has been a top choice for consumers, non-profit organizations and businesses to create and print millions of high quality photo books, cards, calendars, and canvas prints. Picaboo helped spark the growth of the photo book industry with its easy-to-use photo book creation software and is now disrupting the yearbook industry with Picaboo Yearbooks, a ground-breaking platform for the creation and sale of school yearbooks.
About our Grants
Autism Care Today continues to distribute funds for treatment products and services, but Autism Care Today launched the first nationwide campaign to help military children impacted by autism as they have unique challenges. Military families must fight a war on two fronts, one overseas and one for their loved one with autism.
Not all families are alike and each face a variety of challenges and specific needs. Autism Care Today provides funding assistance through a wide-range of unique programs.
For instance, maintaining the health and safety of children impacted by autism is of the utmost importance at Autism Care Today. Children suffering from severe cases of autism require quality of life supports to keep them healthy and safe. Children with severe cases of autism have been known to bang their heads against walls or windows and are highly likely to run into the street. Running away or “eloping” is so common there is now a clinical diagnosis for it. Safety Today provides the simple equipment that will keep these children safe including protective helmets, GPS tracking devices, sensory equipment or installing special safety fences to keep children protected in their environment.
Children with autism are significantly delayed or deficient in the development of language. It is estimated that 30% of individuals with autism will never develop the ability to speak. However, thousands of apps now available to iPad users can help children with autism learn basic skills, hence the need for their program which provides Assistive Technologies.
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy is recognized to be the most universally recommended and effective treatment for autism spectrum disorders. This therapy applies the principles, procedures and technology of learning and motivation from Behavior Analysis. Many decades of research have validated treatments based on ABA. Nonetheless, it is prohibitively expensive for most families as an annual course of treatment can range to $65,000 and not all health insurance providers will cover this treatment. Even co-pays can cost up to $5,000. Autism Care Today defrays this cost for those participating in this program.
Other programs include Social Skills Learning whereby children are taught the skills most children take for granted: cooperation, empathy, conflict resolution, managing emotions, and listening. Autism Care Today provides funds for Special Needs Summer School, an opportunity to allow children to attend the programs that will ensure that summer is not a time for losing valuable skills. With diagnostic and many biomedical tests cost prohibitive, Medical Help Today provides access to vital care and treatments that can dramatically improve the quality of life for a child with autism. Autism Care Today is committed to the Awareness and education to the public about the need for early and intensive interventions for children with autism.
Lastly, Autism Care Today continues to support the Latino population by providing Autism Care Today Español, dedicated to enhancing autism awareness, promoting the benefits of early interventions, and providing access to effective therapies to the Latino population.
Grant Making Philosophy
Autism Care Today grants are designed to provide access to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Grant payments will be made directly to pre-approved treatment providers, assessors or materials vendors.
To best maximize your chance of being funded, please be aware that we will not fund:
- Transportation requests (cars, car repair, transportation passes, air travel)
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Personal Needs (rent, utilities, family vacations)
Please click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions regarding the grant application and process.
Please review this checklist before you complete your application: Grant Application Checklist
Autism Care Today SOS
Autism Care Today SOS is a program dedicated to supporting the immediate and imperative needs of those impacted with autism. We recognize that some individuals diagnosed with autism who are in immediate personal danger or harm are unable to wait up to 12 weeks for a response to their request. The Autism Care Today SOS Program is designed to provide immediate support for these families based upon need and the program funds available. Click here for more information.
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