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The Complete List of Free Things and Grants for Kids with Special Needs

The Complete List of Free Things and Grants for Kids with Special Needs
Written by Irina Vasilescu

We always want to provide the best for our kids, but somehow, the pressure is even greater when our kids have special needs. Of course, there are direct costs, such as the need for medical equipment to make their lives easier, but we also want to provide them with happy memories to at least partly make up for the tough times they experience at a very young age.

Fortunately, there’s no need to feel all alone. There are some marvellous organizations out there that really want to help. Why not give them an opportunity to do so? Are you managing just fine on your own? Consider donating to these worthy causes instead.

For this list, we’ll cover all the names of organizations providing medical aid, therapy help or even scholarships for college students – we can find, but do ask medical staff about local non-profits, and feel free to share the names of any organizations that have been of help to your family.

Travel Help

The Complete List of Free Things and Grants for Kids with Special Needs

  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Alex’s funds pediatric cancer research, but it also helps out families who need to travel to get treatment.
  • Angel Flight: A group of pilots volunteers their services to fly families in need to places where they can get necessary medical care they couldn’t otherwise have accessed.
  • Autism Escapes: This non-profit isn’t just for kids with autism. If you need to travel by air to get therapy for your special needs child, find out whether they can help.
  • Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation: When kids have to be treated far from home, parents often struggle to find affordable accommodation. If your child needs to get care from the John Hopkins Children’s center, you can get a free stay. There’s even a beach house for families of special needs kids who need but can’t afford a break.
  • J Kiffin Penry Patient Travel Assistance Fund: When all your funds run out and you still need to travel get epilepsy care, a grant could be the answer.
  • The National Children’s Cancer Society: When your budget won’t stretch to accommodate travel needs, the NCCS can cover your child’s travel costs.
  • Free Charity Cars: You really can get a car for free. This organization helps struggling families to get wheels.
  • 1800 Charity Cars: Caring citizens donate cars to help people in need. When you have to take an ill child for regular therapy, a car is an absolute must-have.
  • Online Car Donation: If you are struggling to take care of your family and your special needs child because you lack transport, get in touch with people who are there to help.
  • Various local charities with car donation programs: There are many small, local car donation charities. Find out what’s available in your area if you’re in a bind because of transport.

Therapy Tools and Mobility Aids

The Complete List of Free Things and Grants for Kids with Special Needs

  • Ben’s Blankets: When your child needs a weighted blanket because of a sensory disorder, the price can be high. Volunteer seamstresses will make custom blankets for kids in need at the cost of the materials used.
  • Challenged Athletes Foundation: CAF helps challenged athletes with special sporting equipment.
  • Chelsea Hutchison Foundation: After losing their otherwise healthy daughter to an epileptic seizure, Chelsea’s family started a foundation to help kids with epilepsy get assistance dogs and life-saving movement monitors.
  • Coping with Laryngomalacia: This organization provides unlimited online support, local meet-ups and care packages to babies with airway disorders. The care package includes a hand knit blanket (so babies can be wrapped with love), a hand knit hat, pajamas, toiletries for parents, a few books, and a toy for the hospital stay. 
  • ELKS Therapy: The Washington and Florida branches of the ELKS help kids in need to get therapy at home.
  • Feeding Tube Awareness: Partners up with medical organizations and clinics that provide free feeding g-tubes belts and pads to any child that requires one. The charity is run by parents volunteers that will become like a second family to yours.
  • FODAC: Free or low-cost wheelchairs, vehicle modifications, and home modifications go a long way towards helping movement impaired children get quality of life.
  • Friends of Man: Getting mobility equipment or a prosthesis can be extremely costly unless you get help. You will need help from a medical professional or social worker when completing your application.
  • Holton’s Heroes: Children who have suffered a post-birth brain injury and their families can benefit from the help, support and therapy tools provided by Holton’s Heroes.
  • iPads for Apraxia: Research suggests that iPads can help kids with apraxia. If your family wants to try and can’t afford one, this organization might be able to help out.
  • McLindon Family Foundation: Special bikes for special kids allow them to have fun just like anyone else.
  • MIRA Foundation: Having a guide dog makes a world of difference to blind kids. This foundation helps them get a canine helper.
  • Miracle Ear Foundation: A hearing aid helps hearing-impaired kids and adults participate in normal living. It’s like a miracle, and with this foundation, the miracle comes for free. 
  • MPS Society: Provides free support for children affected by this disorder.
  • My Gym Foundation: Get help with medical equipment and mobility aids.
  • Project Mend: A refurbished mobility device could be the answer to your prayers. The volunteers at Project Mend help people of all ages to get mobile.
  • Provides the necessary help for kids that need a ramp to move from a home to the outside. The website also includes a map with different areas where you can find the help for building a ramp. 
  • Service Dogs: Besides the fact that they provide and struggle to train all the dogs to be ready to handle any disability the human might have, including autism and blindness, the service may ask for a small fee to keep the dogs trained and ready for friendship, companionship, unconventional, and unconditional love for the child.
  • Stepping Stones for Stella: Every kid should be able to go to the beach or play in the snow, but regular mobility aids don’t do well in those conditions. However, the ones made by this non-profit will! Hundreds have already been made and donated.
  • Shriners Orthotics and Prosthetics: Shriners Childrens Hospitals help people who need orthotics or prosthetics to get the devices they need.
  • The Arya Foundation: Mobility aids and even special seats or ramps help disabled kids enjoy living at home. Talk to the Arya Foundation about your child’s needs.
  • The Danny Did Foundation: Seizure detection devices can save lives, but they’re not covered by insurance. A wonderful foundation and epilepsy community can get one for your child.
  • The HIKE Fund: When kids need hearing aids, HIKE steps into the breach.
  • The Miracle League: firstly started in Conyers, Georgia sand spread to Alabama, West Virginia, Illinois, and California, the organization offers the opportunity for kids with special needs to play baseball and have fun on a custom-designed field.
  • Two Angels Foundation: Sometimes, kids just want to be able to join the fun and go to school like other kids. Adaptive equipment helps, and this foundation helps kids to get the equipment they need.
  • Weighted Comfort for Kids: Provides sensory comfort and relief for autistic kids. You can request a free-weighted blanket and lap pad for your child online.
  • Wheelchairs 4 Kids: If you’re struggling to provide a wheelchair for your little one, let others help you.
  • Wheel to Walk Foundation: Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California kids needing anything from leg braces to therapy trikes from this wonderful foundation.

Financial Assistance 

The Complete List of Free Things and Grants for Kids with Special Needs

  • Alyssa V. Phillips Foundation: Even if you don’t need help with funding cerebral palsy treatments your insurance doesn’t cover, this foundation will help you to gain a better understanding of cerebral palsy and how to care for children with this condition.
  • Aubrey Rose Foundation: Poor little Aubrey Rose had a short life, but she is still making a positive impact. Help with medical expenses for families with ill children is just one of the things her foundation provides.
  • Aubrey’s Warriors Foundation: The mom of a special needs daughter founded this organization to help families with kids whose needs strain their budgets.
  • Be Perfect Foundation: Paralysis isn’t easy to deal with. This organization provides counseling, legal help, and financial aid to the families of those living with paralysis.
  • Bryan’s Dream Foundation: When kids need costly medical treatments families often find themselves struggling. Bryan’s Dream issues several grants every year to help families with treatment costs.
  • Building Blocks for Kids: Whether it’s paying for treatments or helping with home modifications to make your child’s life easier, this organization does all it can to make things easier for you.
  • Cancer Care: Cancer Care doesn’t only help kids with cancer, they help when mom or dad need assistance too.
  • Different Needz Foundation: Families of kids with developmental disorders can get the help they need here.
  • Eden’s Hope: The families of kids with neuroblastoma have great financial burdens to bear. Eden’s hope does what it can to help in your hour of need.
  • Family Reach: Help kids with cancer through Family Reach, or apply for help if you are struggling to cover your child’s medical costs.
  • First Hand Foundation: Medical insurance only covers so much. When all other avenues are exhausted, first-hand helps with medical and transport expenses.
  • Fred’s Footsteps: When kids are ill or injured, a foundation commemorating the life of a generous entrepreneur steps in.
  • Generation Rescue: The families of autistic children can get funding for therapy with the help of this worthy organization.
  • Gia Nicole Angel Foundation: Kids with physical disabilities have costly needs. This foundation wants to make a difference.
  • Grotto Humanitarian Foundation: When kids have special needs, caring for their teeth can be hard to do. If you’re struggling to afford dental care, this foundation will help to keep your special child’s smile bright.
  • Gwendolyn Strong Foundation: Spinal Muscular Atrophy is less rare than we’d like it to be! This organization raises funds for research – and helps families whose insurance doesn’t cover their SMA care needs.
  • Hands to Angels: What could be more tragic than discovering your child has a rare genetic disorder? The parents of one such little boy have started a foundation to help other families in this situation.
  • Hannah and Friends: Kids and adults with special needs in Indiana, the Michiana area, New York, Rhode Island, and Florida could qualify for quality of life grants from Hannah and Friends.
  • June Brandy Foundation: Whether kids are ill or disabled, the June Brandy foundation reaches out.
  • June Jessee Memorial Foundation: If you live in the St. Louis area and have a child with special medical needs, just getting good advice is worth gold. Whether you just want sound advice or need financial assistance, this might be the organization you’re looking for.
  • Kya’s Krusade: Even if you don’t need financial help, having a caring community of parents who are in a similar situation to you is important – and if you need financial help, the community will do its best.
  • Maggie Welby Foundation: Grants and scholarships are offered in memory of a little girl who never had the chance to grow up.
  • Mark’s Money: If you live in Tennessee or Indiana, are struggling to keep your head above the water financially, and your child has Down Syndrome, Mark’s Money could see you through.
  • Matthew Larson Foundation: The families of kids who have brain tumors can get financial assistance here.
  • Modest Needs: When we’re down on our luck, a little help may be all we need.
  • Molly Bear Foundation: Trisomy 18 is a rare disorder. Those who loved a little girl with T18 started this funding organization to help families with needs their insurance won’t cover.
  • My GOAL Inc: Kids with autism spectrum disorders need to socialize too. Socialization and interactive therapy programs may be costly and far from home. My GOAL helps you get on programs you otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford.
  • Needy Meds: If your income is low and your medical costs are high, getting cheap, free or discounted meds can literally be a lifesaver.
  • Parker Lee Project: When your insurance doesn’t cover your child’s needs, you needn’t despair.
  • Ray Tye Medical Foundation: There really are cases in which people can’t afford life-saving surgery for their kids. This memorial foundation has helped to save kids’ lives when they need surgeries that parents can’t afford.
  • Ride to Give: A group of cyclists have turned their sport into a great way to raise funds for those in need of medical help. 
  • Small Steps in Speech: Speech and language disorders call for therapy. If you can’t afford it, Small Steps in Speech will do its best to help.
  • Snap4Kids: Like so many of the wonderful organizations that help special needs kids, this one is run by parents like you. They don’t have a lot of resources, but if they can help, they will.


So far, we’ve mainly looked at organizations that supply absolute necessities, but there are also those that are willing to treat your child. We won’t provide a comprehensive list here, because there are simply too many, but we will add a few cute ones.

  • Icing Smiles: Volunteers around the US are willing to bake cakes for special needs kids when they reach special milestones like birthdays.
  • Camp Boggy Creek: This holiday camp offers “serious fun” for special needs kids and their families.
  • Deliver the Dream: Offers free family trips that will occur in a special place every time just to make your child experience amazing and fun things. Each retreat is made for a specific illness such as autism, spina bifida, Down syndrome and cancer.  
  • Feel Better Friends: Caring volunteers produce beautiful handmade cuddly dolls to provide comfort to children with medical problems.
  • The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project: Provides fun and therapeutic experiences to any child with disabilities.

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  • We are a family with a son about to be 6 months may20,
    He is expected to be discharged next week . He is trach vent dependent and had gj tube. I was wanting to see if there is a organization to help with providing a vehicle to support needs to travel for doctors appointments therapy and so on. We are a family of four and on a small income. I also take car of my mother full time that is walker dependent so our car doesn’t fit our family. She is on a transplant waiting list for kidney and I do pd dialysis ever night. If there is any organization for donating vehicles please contact me. We like in lakeland FLORIDA

    • Hi Rachel,

      Here are some useful resources and organizations that can help you get a car :,,,

      I really hope that you’ll find the help you need and I wish you all the best for your whole family.

      • I am a single mom of an a 10 year old autistic son and a 13 year old son with learning delays.
        I have been put in a situation that I have to move and would like to know if there are any programs that could assist me in purchasing a home.
        I am also in need of anyone who can help me with the appeals of their SSI.
        My 10 year old was appealed last year and my 13 year olds 2 years ago. The payments have stopped and are being challenged.
        Stressful times.
        Any information you could provide me would be greatly appreciated

  • I just spent $1000 for airfare to go from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Tampa, Florida, so my 25 year old son with autism, can your a supported housing community for adults with disabilities. It is insane. There is nothing here in Louisiana. He has been on a waiver waiting list since he was 16. With the cuts to services for people with disabilities every time you turn around, you have to go where there are services.

    • Where is this located I have a son with autism he is 16 now would like to find out more we just moved to Tampa for him to go to FACE school for autism

  • Add to that list: Icing Smiles, Feel Better Friends, ELKS therapy, Shriners orthodics, and Camp Boggy Creek…

    • Those are all on the list. They are higher up. Thank you!
      There are navy waiver programs in New York for Autistic children. I called Adult Protective Services Family Type Adult Unit 631) 854-3195 & 3196. Talk to Sandy. A wealth of advice and she may be able to find you a place.

  • Dear Irina Vasilescu,
    Thank you for such great job you are doing for kids in need!!!
    I am wondering does this assistance mentioned above for US kids only, or for kids from other countries as well?
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind Regards
    Eka Tabidze

  • This list should include Holton’s Heroes — — which helps childrens and families affected by pediatric post-birth brain injuries by supplying therapy equipment and small financial grants for therapy.

  • Please modify this to ready Chelsea Hutchison Foundation: After losing their otherwise healthy daughter to an epileptic seizure, CHELSEA (not Danielle)’s family started a foundation to help kids with epilepsy get assistance dogs AND LIFE-SAVING MOVEMENT MONITORS.

  • Please remember that many of these organizations recieve grants which is government money the organization had to write and ask for. Many of these organizations could not continue without this money. Remember this when we hear about the government cutting grant money.

  • I wasn’t aware that there were that many organizations that had been set up to help children with special needs. This article will call attention to the possibility of help for families that need help for their children so badly.
    It’s a struggle to provide the special aids and equipment that a child with any kind of disability needs to learn and life mor comfortably.
    These wonderful children are so courageous. The endure pain with grace and patience. They give immeasurable joy to the people who love them.
    They deserve to be able to have good things in their lives.
    Thanks to all the fabulous people who have been, are and will continue to help.

  • The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation also assist in helping families get seizure monitoring devices. Their precious Daughters name is Chelsea, not Danielle. (May her memory always be a blessing)

    • Are you connected with the MPS Society? They can help with needs related to kids with MPS. I had a son with Hunters.

  • i think this should be on any list with wondering children.

    we are getting this setup in our house next month. they go by income. the guy i have been talking to has been great help, i asked if we could email instead of phone because you know how kids are when you are on the phone and he had no problem with it. i think we have 40 emails back n forth from just a week of chatting about the system.

  • Hello Irina. Are these aids accessible to people living outside the US. We are in Africa and Nigeria precisely.

  • My family and I recently separated from the usaf after 30yrs. My motger of have, one which is severely disabled with cerebral palsy. I recently got a JOB offer working about 35mins from my house
    I was wondering, if anyone knows of a certified and reputable company , agency or person that provides in home childcare in the Riverview FL area for a few hours a week? The person/ organization needs to be knowledgeable in CPR and working with cerebral palsy patients or patients with sever disabilities.

  • I reside in NY and i have a 5 year old who is a runner and impulsive. He loves water and lights. He is a child who is friendly to anyone. Is there something out there like a tracking device so if theres an emergency or something happend to him emergency services can track him ?

    • There are a lot of trackers for kids that work on GPS. Here is a list:,review-2884.html
      Also, we found that there is a mini portable real-time GPS tracker that sends you a text or e-mail when a person leaves an area. Here is the link:

      Hope you will find this info useful. All the best!

    • Go to it is the best travking device coming available soon! They are taking pre orders now. Should be out soon!

    • You should check out Angel Sense. They provide tracking with GPS and special alerts for families with kids that wander.

    • You know, they can put gps at his ankle, under the skin, just like they do with your loving pet that you’d never want to run. They are wonderful, especially in the case of children who are abducted. They are taken out at age 18. Out is done at your Drs office. They use a small syringe.

  • We are in Tennessee and I have 2 autistic kids and a husband with severe allergies and asthma. We need to replace the old worn down carpets. They smell like pee from when I used to keep kids to stay home with my little one who is 6 and from where he pees all over house. We have had them professional cleaned but it’s still there. We also have 2 potty trained family pets but accidents happen. We have intensive in home therapy, ABA, and in home speech and a family of 5 so my house is very heavy foot traffic. Plus 2 active boys who get nasty outside daily. We are maxed out on allergy meds and have an epi pen. My older breaks out in hives. Do you know of any resources?

    • TN has a statewide program called Family Support. It’s administered through local agencies that are located in each county.

  • I’m a documentary filmmaker looking for grants to help with postproduction to my film. I will do a Kickstarter soon to help with some of the budget, but which foundation would be the best to request grants from?
    Thanks and check out the progress of my film.

  • I live in Ohio and I have two special needs kids that want to go to a therapy based day camp through our local children’s hospital. The only problem is it’s $4500 a piece for the 7 week day camp that equals 200+ hours of therapy. Does anyonr know any way I can help get funding for them to go?

    • My best advice is ask the camp. Ask them if any child gets funding and through who? If that fails type “special needs camp funding”. Happy Camper offers scholarships to children going to camp the first time.
      You’ll find a way. (((Hugs)))

  • Please add Deliver the Dream to the list. Deliver the Dream is a Florida based organization that hosts retreats for families going through illness or crisis. There are retreats for families with children with autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, cancer, epilepsy, craniofacial conditions, and Down syndrome., 954-564-3512.

  • Hello

    I am currently living with family. I have twin boys 2 yrs old. My one son is on the spectrum, has sensory processing disorder and development delays and deletion of the fifth chromosome
    His twin brother has hypotonia and global development delays and deletion of the fifth chromosome
    I wanted to see if there is anything out there to help with housing. I feel it’s to small here for them we have one bedroom and there therepy is constantly being interrupted. Any help would be great

  • Hi my name is cynthia i have a son with autism. Specdrum disorder i wasvwondering if you guys know of any special pediatric for autism

  • Although financial resources aren’t provided, The Miracle League, based in Conyers, GA, builds baseball fields for children with special needs of any kind. They are also now including disabled friendly playgrounds. Their motto is, “Every Child Deserves to Play Baseball”. They have fields all over the country and are actively raising funds to continue to provide these delightful recreational facilities. Many MLB teams are heavily involved in their home towns. Community sponsored, the kids get actual uniforms, and it’s a huge deal for friends and family. A terrific organization. Just thought I’d give them a shout out to see if they belong on this list.

  • I have been looking for more help for my grandson, now i have found it and will be using the service.

  • The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project has a gently used disability equipment exchange program and maintains an exhaustive listing of disability resources!

  • Thanks for all the info…my 14 yr old son has a rare illness called ALD….hope some of these programs can help our family…hes blind and bedridden…thanks again

  • Hi. Do you know of any organizations that offer grants to (not-for-profit) schools for children with special needs?

  • I’d love your help and advice on how we might complie a similar list on help and support for our children in Australia. Great article!

  • How many of these are for autistic children? My son is severely autistic, he is seven and doesnt talk and still poops in his pants. I am doing this virtually by myself with 3 other kids. One with ADHD. We need serious help with food, because he eats all the time and then tries to throw food away. With clothes bc he is growing so fast. And locks on cabniets and doors. We have lost him and other c people who have watched him including the school have lost him. There is even a police report now. We just need HELP!!!

  • Hi I am a mother of 2 boy’s with Autism age 16 & 12. My 12yr old is in need of a service dog for his PTSD, & Sensory needs & hoping that it may just help with his socializing. Can anyone here help me & guide me in the right direction please. Thanks a bunch.

  • Thank you for all the wonderful information shared. I am a special needs travel agent and mother of a 10-year-old son with Autism. This has been very informative and I shared with my special needs group. Thanks so much.

    • I would be interested to speak with you about special needs travel. Want to take my adult, parapalegic daughter on a cruise..but her mental acuity is as a child.
      Contact me via email 8f you are still an agent


  • Hello, you have many wonderful links here, very nice job. A group of people in our county are raising money to build a playground that kids of all abilities and their friends and family can enjoy once provided the right play equipment, correct usable play surface, shade and fencing. We have one big benefit dinner each year for the past 5 years and raise about $20,000 each time. Do you have any sites that could benefit us? Please look at our site
    Thank you for all the info you provide people

  • Please add to the list Angels Sending Hope Inc. a 501(c)(3) Organization fulfilling Wishes, Cards and Smiles to children with medical needs throughout the U.S.

  • I have a friend that has a 7 yr old non verbal autistic daughter….and she is trying to find someone that can help her get an ipad with a speech program for her daughter…..Is there anyone or a group that would help her do that…??

  • Thank you for this! Amazing! I live in New York state and my almost 7 year old would like to learn to ride a bike but he is not strong enough to petal and feels unstable on a regular kid’s bike. Is there an organization who helps pay for adaptive bikes? They are so expensive but I think he could benefit from this so much!

    • Hi Megan,

      Thank you for your appreciation.

      I hope these organizations can help you:


      All the best!

    • Hi! This is the number for Variety Kids in Pittsburgh, they provide adaptive bikes. I don’t know if they could make one for your kiddo since you’re in NY, but if not they may have a resource in your area (724) 933-0460

    • I contacted Rifton Bikes directly, and asked if they knew of any charities since there contest was over. I explained after saving, and getting money from friends and family, I only managed to come up with $500. They put me in contact with a private donor who paid the rest of it for me.
      I still contact the donor occasionally with an update of how my daughter is doing

  • Irina,

    Joseph’s Genetic Journey on Facebook provides g-tube belts and pads free of charge for children (and adults) on feeding tubes! There is a pinned post at the top of the page and it is the order form.

  • Thank you for the list. I can’t seem to find a place that might be able to help with a house ramp. I have adopted 4 children with medical needs 2 of which require wheelchairs. I’m in CT and need assistance with a wheelchair chair ramp for our home. Do you know of anyone in this area. They have Spina Bifida.

    • HI there. REACh out to your local “Habitat for Humanity”. They might be able to help you or they can tell you someone who can. Also search you local city n state and the words “build a ramp for free”. Best wishes.

  • Hello there! I was curious if anyone knew of any places to apply to to get help with planning a vacation? My son is 10 yra old Autistic, hearing loss, processing delay issues, ect; his father is no help ($30,000 + behind in child support) so being a single mom of a special needs child, we bearly get by every month just paying the bills (rent, electric, car insurance, phone, food, gas in car). We never have money left over from the previous month, so saving money is not an option. My son is all into carnival & amusement park rides, he can name almost all the rides by just a pic or short video & his biggest wish is to go to Disneyland, Universal Studios, or Lego Land and ride all the rides.
    I know there are places like “Make a Wish” bit he is not terminally ill (thank God) so they will not help us make his dream come true. If someone knows of any ideas or options to try I would greatly appreciate it!!
    Love, Katie, Mason, & Noah

  • I have a 5 yr old child w disabilities and a 4yr old child w o. I am a single mom trying to finish school. I am curious if there is any assistance to help with watching my children when daycares aren’t open so I can study and get homework done as well as in the evenings or early mornings when I have to be at work. If you have any financial support or know of any groups that could help with that I would appreciate it. My child is on the dd waiver and receives respite but I don’t think it can be used daily at the same time. I’ve been told it’s only for special occasions like going on a date or getting away to get a break every once in awhile.

  • Thank you so much for putting this much information in hands of the handicapped. I work respite for three families and of course they have many contacts so I have been looking for this info for 3 yrs. I will give them all your info .

  • Thanks so much for this info! Our daughter had an anoxic brain injury in 2008. We were blessed to have care for her up until this past June. Long story short… Denied Medicaid due to change in salary). We are in need of agencies that provide service to children (she’s 12). The one we did find doesn’t accept our insurance. We live in Orlando and just need to know where to turn for help. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

  • My grandson is 7 years old and has ADHD, Hypotonia, Autism and ODD. He was approved for an autism assistance dog, but we can not afford the $15,900. Do you know of any agency that would be willing to help us?

  • I always read write up like this.. i have son and he has ADHD at first we just ignore it cause we thought its just normal for a only child,my nurse cousin came to visit and talk to me and my hubby about my son’s behavior lucky we get the schedule for my sons assessment as we refer by my cousin.. thank God now my son is on hes 4 yrs therapy now and we 2 yrs ago,we find out that hes is too High. Now hes a member of Mensa..

  • Hi how are you is there any help for anyone with Cystic fibrosis like financially my daughter will be doing all the prep work so she can be place on the lungs transplant list we live in West Palm Beach FL and everything is being done in Gainesville FL thanks

  • My daughter has 2 special needs children with Jobert syndrome, dandy walker syndrome and a list of things that go along with these diseases,. We need help adding a handicapped bathroom to our home, are there any organizations that would help with building us an accessible bathroom? The one in our home is not large enough to make into a handicapped accessible bathroom.

  • Thank you so very much for the hard work and efforts you went through to pull this list together. You rock!! I hope you have a ridiculously awesome day.

  • Hello,
    Are there any organizations that can assist will gas and parking? My daughter has 3 months of OT and Speech sessions. The hospital is pretty far from our home. I’m currently in a financial hardship. Anything would help.

  • You should be able to get a tracking device free through your sheriffs Dept. If not another agency in your area should have them.

  • i run a registered charity in ontario. We give away free totes and a free sibshop program. please include us in your next list.

  • AT Makers connects robotics teams with special needs families who need assistive technologies. Great stories nationwide of high school teams and other makers switch adapting toys, 3-D printing switch mounts, home automation, engineering door opener, etc. Solutions for individual problems. Conversation happens on facebook at

  • Is their any organization that helps with Car Insurance? I need my car to travel to therapies and 8 dr appointments that is an hour and half each way? I am behind on bills at the moment and really need help in this last one?

  • Would any of your groups be interested in a used jazzy? It’s in perfect shiny condition. It belonged to my father in law. I’m in Macon Ga. We would love to donate it.

  • My daughter is 21 years old and has Rhett Syndrome. She is immobile and after years of lifting her my body is broken. This year we acquired a van that will be perfect to modify for Madison. We really need help with a wheelchair lift so that Maddy can go out in the community. I currently just can’t lift her anymore. Any ideas? We are in a Washington State.

  • a free summer camp for childen who have or had Cancer.

  • So this is full listings for the states for help, I wish we had a full list for canada, that would be really helpful for many more of us.

  • I’m in the Texas area. I’m a totally single mom of 2 special need children. I am disabled, as well. I also homeschool my kids. I have a hard time making ends meet on my disability. We live an hour away from my kid’s doctors. I bought a vehicle in May of this year and it thru a rod in the engine 2 weeks ago. I’m not finished paying this one off much less have the money to purchase another vehicle. Anyone know of a grant or scholarship for a vehicle? I’m in desperate need!

  • Camp Sunshine has tons of Camp, outings, and fun activities for kids who have cancer, or have had cancer, and their families.

  • Hi,my son is 7 years old no verbal Autistic and i reside in South Africa. I am so amazed at the work you do for the kids in US. I wish we can get that same financial help here or a list compiled to make new special needs parents weary of what help is out there. There is no schooling for low functioning kids, my husband had to leave work to look after my son permanently. I would like to do stem cell therapy treatment for my son in India but cannot raise enough funds to have it done. Keep up the good work!

  • has free online streaming educational and other videos and a lending library (DVDs, etc) with Captions and/or audio descriptions for those with hearing and visual impairments. Free (after applying – federally funded) and includes a Roku channel.

  • Hi, I live in Minnesota and have a 14 year old son on the Autism Spectrum. I am a single Mom and very low income. Wondering if there are any resources in Minnesota to help with a computer, laptop or tablet for my son to have as we are now going to be homeschooling. Also a gift for a unbelievably amazing young man for Christmas. Thank you for reading

  • Hi, I am Milena from Belgrade, Serbia. we have son who is suffering from a transverse mielitys last twoyears.Since then he is in wheelchair.We are waiting for response from Hopkins and we will
    Maybe come to Baltimore.Is there some organisation who can help us,if we come to USA Thank you very much

  • Hello My name is Vanessa. My son is 7 years old and he has autism. i recently live in a place where my son doesnt have much space for him and i would like to move but its been hard since the rent in New York is way too high. I wanted to ask if there is any organization to help moms with special need kids to find somewhere to live

  • Get rid of carpets and just use wood or tile floor underneath. Throw rugs that can be washed easily or thrown out if needed.

  • Also in Pennsylvania “The Variety Club” is a camp for children with special needs: the have Saturday arts and crafts and overnight camp and ESY. Also trips to Sesame Place, Aquarium, Zoo – low cost trips. They have financial aid for Campers. They also have job training for older teens who can and want to learn a trade or work in a store etc. They have a Christmas Party every year that is free to kids from many donations and each kid gets a gift and sits on Santa’s lap. For people who live in PA.

  • Vanessa: You sound like a single Mom. I would start by getting Child Support if you don’t already. If he goes to after school care then Dad has to cover part of that cost also. Good luck!

  • Try your local churches. They built one for me . the will take donations of what you can afford or for free.

  • can you please send me a copy of this list of organizations? My e-mail is ? Thanks good articles and information. I am looking for a handicap swing for my 9 year old daughter. She loves to swing!! We have a handicapped playground about 8 miles from us but don’t have time to go there often. She has Downs, CP, Autism, Lenox Gasto Syndrome a rare form of epilepsy with 5 different types of seizures, and is cordically blind. Thank You