CARE Grant Program is for helping families with medication, autism diagnosis/evaluation, therapy session (including speech, OT and ABA,) and autism summer camps.
Please note that all grants awarded are paid directly to the vendor or service provider to pay for tuition, supplements, medication, medical evaluation, testing, therapies, etc.
Who Can Apply: Anybody who has a child diagnosed with autism and has an income level less than $75,000 per year for the entire household can apply to this grant. Before the grant is awarded, proof of ASD diagnosis from medical professional as well as IRS Tax forms indicating the household income need to be provided.
Grant applications are accepted year round with no deadline. Grants are funded throughout the year and are determined by the funding available. (These grants are provided by the fundraising efforts of CARE Foundation team).
Funding Autism Research:
Regardless of the fact that the prevalence of autism has increased at an astonishing rate from 1 in 5000 in 1975 to 1 in 68 in 2014, research on autism lags behind that of other psychiatric disorders and medical conditions.
To date, no preventive strategies have demonstrated consistent benefits and no treatments have proven widely efficacious in treating the core symptoms of ASD. Autism research is essential in producing increasing yields in terms of understanding the genetics and environmental causes, prevention, early diagnosis, epidemiology, as well as treatment of ASD.
At CARE Foundation, we provide funding for innovative projects & research that hold considerable promise for significantly improving the lives of those affected by autism. In support of that mission we support all areas of related basic and clinical research including but not limited to the autism diagnosis, causes, prevention, and treatment. Unless we find the causes of autism as soon as possible, autism soon will be a national crisis. Therefore, we strongly encourage scholars whose areas of research are related to the “causes” of autism to apply.