Achieving in Higher Education with Autism/Developmental Disabilities (AHEADD)
Book Scholarship for students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
Who may apply:
Current high school and college students who have high functioning autism/Asperger's
March 14, 2011
Please visit AHEADD website for a complete online application.
Fragile Kids Foundation
Equipment and Support for Those in Need
Does your child (or a child that you know) need a wheelchair lift for the family van, toileting system, bath chair, lifting system? The Fragile Kids foundation "grants" equipment for medically fragile children whose medically necessary needs are not covered by private insurance or government healthcare programs. Funds are paid directly for equipment and not to families. Average grants are approximately $1200 depending on type of equipment. Apply Now!! Fragile Kids Grants Program
The Foundation maintains an inventory of specialized equipment that can be loaned to a child's family for as long as there is a need. Examples of loaned equipment include: prone standers for increasing leg and hip strength; positioning chairs that allow the child to sit for extended periods for play or study, strollers, feeder seats and therapy benches. They also have a fleet of All Terrain Wheelchairs to share with families for vacations and schools for field trips. Administrative costs are kept low through the generosity of corporate sponsor Mobility Designs, which inventories, maintains and delivers this equipment for the Foundation across the region.
The parents or legal guardians of any medically fragile child age 21 or younger, a legal U.S. citizen, whose primary legal residence is in Georgia may apply for assistance.
Applications may be obtained online or requested by calling the Foundation at 770.951.6111
Fragile Kids Foundation
3350 Riverwood Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
Champions for Children
Award: Champions for Children
Amount: $2,600 per year (maximum)
- Children 21 and under
- Must live at home
- Have a physical, cognitive, developmental or medical disability
- Current Medicaid recipients not eligible
- Those who do not meet the eligibility requirements for the TEFRA/Katie Beckett Medicaid Program
- Respite Care
- Specialized medical supplies and equipment
- Medical services
- Therapies (Occupational, Physical and Speech)
- Dental and optical services
- Travel reimbursements for medical appointments
- Recreational/therapeutic activities
- Other services related to the child’s disability not covered by other payment sources
Easter Seals of Southern Georgia
1906 Palmyra Road
Albany, GA 31701
229-439-7061 or 1-800-365-4583
Free or Discounted Telephone Service for Families in Need
Lifeline Assistance is part of a program that was created by the government to provide discounted or free telephone service to income-eligible consumers. To help bring this important benefit, SafeLink Wireless is proud to offer Lifeline Service. Through our Lifeline Service you will receive FREE cellular service, a FREE cell phone, and FREE Minutes every month! SafeLink Wireless Service does not cost anything – there are no contracts, no recurring fees and no monthly charges.
Any Minutes not used will roll-over. Features such as caller ID, call waiting and voicemail are all also included with the service. Additional minutes (TracFone Airtime Cards) can be purchased at any TracFone retailer Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Family Dollar, etc). SafeLink Airtime Cards will be available soon.
Exact benefits, including the number of free Minutes received, depends on the state the applicant lives in.
How to Qualify
The process to qualify for Lifeline Service depends on the State you live in. In general, you may qualify if...
1. You already participate in other State or Federal assistance program such as Federal Public Housing Assistance, Food Stamps and Medicaid.
2. Your total household income is at or below 135% of the poverty guidelines set by your State and/or the Federal Government.
3. No one in your household currently receives Lifeline Service through another phone carrier.
4. You have a valid United States Postal Address. In order for us to ship you your free phone you must live at a residence that can receive mail from the US Post Office. Sorry, but P.O. Boxes cannot be accepted.
In addition to meeting the guidelines above you will also be required to provide proof of your participation in an assistance program, or proof of your income level.
Prescription Assistance from Free Medicine Foundation
Free Medicine Foundation brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, hospitals, social services offices, government social service offices, patient advocacy organizations, and community groups to help qualifying patients get the medicines they cannot afford through public or private programs that’s right for them. It is our mission to increase awareness and boost enrollment of those who don’t know they qualify. The results of our efforts have proven successful. Please click here to apply: http://www.freemedicinefoundation.com/application_form.html#MEDICATION_frm
Who may be approved for Free Medicine Enrollment?
· People of ALL AGES nationwide
· Seniors and retired people
· People on Social Security/Medicare with no outpatient prescription coverage
· People on Social Security Disability or SSI, with no prescription coverage
· People on a fixed income
· Single people
· Working people
· People without jobs
· People who are taking care of loved ones and paying for their prescription medication because they can't
Requirements for Free Medicine Enrollment are:
1. People who have no public or private prescription drug coverage
2. People with household incomes at a level that paying for medicine at retail prices poses a hardship.
3. People who make too much money to qualify for public assistance e.g. Medicaid
· General Income Eligibility Criteria: Individuals with family incomes ranging from below the national poverty level up to $38,000, and in some cases, families with annual incomes as high as $80,000 can receive free drugs. ($39,200 for individuals, $52,800 for couples, or $80,000 for a family of four.) Each sponsored drug has it's own eligibility criteria.
Prescription Drugs: Hardship Circumstances may also allow Free Medicine Eligibility:
· People who have maxed out their prescription insurance coverage
· People on Medicaid, (state public assistance) but have prescriptions Medicaid does NOT cover or have exceeded the prescription drug limit for this calendar year
· People on Medicare with no outpatient prescription coverage
· Some, but not many sponsors offer help for people who cannot afford their co-insurance fees.
· People who have reached a cap on their outpatient prescription drug insurance coverage
· People who have medical insurance coverage, but NOT prescription coverage
· On occasions, some sponsors will make an exception on a case-by-case basis or in extreme or extenuating circumstances. It never hurts to ask. One thing you should know is that there is something more important than income that sways drug companies in letting you qualify for their patient assistance... Hardship! Even if you do not qualify financially, you may still qualify for patient assistance programs if you demonstrate financial hardship. Some circumstance that might qualify you on the hardship issue include: job turnover, divorce, other catastrophic events. If you think you would like to apply, we will be diligent in our efforts to assist you. You really have nothing to lose. We have seen many people who would be considered "middle-class" status enrolled on the hardship basis.
Funding Opportunity for Special Needs Children
Type of Grant: Products and services
Amount of Grant: Up to $1,000
The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project is a non-profit organization, established by Robert & Kristen Malfara in honor of their precious son Morgan. Their mission is to promote awareness of and support for parents caring for their special-needs children, and to enhance the quality of life for these special families.
QUALITY-OF-LIFE GRANT PROGRAM
The QOL grants will provide families with a wide variety of supports related to their medically fragile child with physical special needs. Only 1 grant application request per recipient per 12 month period will be considered. Please click here for application form in Word or PDF format.
You may apply to use the grant for anything that improves the quality of life for your child. Examples of possible uses of grants:
Adapted life jacket
Horseback riding lessons
Education/Support Group conference fees
Adapted car seat
Puzzles and games
Adapted sports equipment
Educational Books and Videos
Support Group travel expenses
Switch activated toys
Please follow the link below to see if you meet the minimum qualifications for submitting a grant request. http://www.themorganproject.org/Grants.html