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Family Services Grants

Please take some time to visit our new and revamped searchable Community Autism Speaks Grants Database to learn more about grants we have funded!

Service Provider Grants

Autism Speaks Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund

The Autism Speaks Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund selects eligible programs and organizations providing swimming and water safety instruction to individuals with autism to provide scholarships for financially disadvantaged children and adults to attend.

Autism Speaks encourages individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder to contact local swimming lesson providers in order to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Status: Application open, funding awarded on a quarterly basis.

Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grants

Recognizing that there are multiple needs in the expansive and varied autism community, the focus of Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grants is on proposals that serve to build the field of services for individuals with autism and expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community. Organizations interested in submitting an application must address one of the three areas of need: education, recreation and community activities, and young adult/adult services. Successful applicants will apply grant funding to support new programs or the expansion of existing projects.

Status: Application closed. 

Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp Program

The Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp Program selects eligible camps in the United States to identify qualified campers and offer scholarship funds for financially disadvantaged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to attend a summer camp.

Autism Speaks encourages individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder to contact local camp organizations in order to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Status: Application closed.

Autism Speaks Local Grants

The Autism Speaks Chapter, Regional and Neighborhood Grant programs accept grant applications from service providers around the country for awards of up to $5,000 addressing the areas of education/training, recreation and community activities, young adult/adult services and technology.

Status: Closed

Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund

The Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund selects eligible colleges, vocational/technical schools and transition programs in the United States to identify qualified students or clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and offer scholarship funds for these individuals to attend.

Autism Speaks encourages individuals with autism to contact colleges, vocational/technical schools and transition programs in order to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Status: Closed

Family Grants

AutismCares

AutismCares provides support for families affected by autism during natural disasters and other catastrophic life events. AutismCares helps families to cover costs associated with critical living expenses such as housing, utilities, car repair, day care, funeral expenses, and other essential items on a case-by-case basis.

Families must complete an online application and identify vendor(s) to be covered by the support award.

Status: Open, awarded once per month.

For more information about Autism Speaks Family Services Grants programs, contact Serena Selkin, Assistant Director, Family Services Grants at sselkin@autismspeaks.org