Financial Resources for autism

Scholarships specifically designated for students with disabilities are extremely limited. Students are urged to  pursue the scholarships available for qualities other than disability. Listed below are organizations which offer the few disability specific scholarships.

Special Needs Trust

Planning for the unthinkable allows you to take control of
your child’s emotional and financial security. It will also give you peace of mind to know  that your child will be cared for in the way you intended.

Health Care Insurance for Autistic Children

Search for insurance for the special needs of an autistic child.

Organizations offering Financial Assistance for those with disabilities.


Alexander Graham Bell Association of the Deaf
3417 Volta Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-5220 (voice/TT)
American Council of the Blind
1155 15th Street, N.W., Suite 720
Washington, DC 20005
(800) 424-8666 (3:00P5:30) or (202) 467-5081
American Foundation for the Blind
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
(800) 232-5463 or (212) 620-2000
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
206 North Washington Street,
Suite 320
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-1884
Bridge Endowment Fund
Scholarship Office
National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Center
P.O. Box 15160
Alexandria, VA 22309-0160
(703) 360-3600
Blinded Veterans Association
477 H St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-2694
(202) 371-8880
(for children and spouses of blinded veterans)
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Office of Student Programs (Internships)
P.O. Box 1925
Department T Room 220
Washington, DC 20013
(703) 281-8365

Christian Record Braille Foundation
4444 South 52nd Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 488-0981
Council of Citizens with Low Vision (CCLV)
5707 Brockton Drive-No. 302
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 254-0185 or (800) 733-2258
Electronic Industries Foundation (EIF)
919 18th Street, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 955-5814 (TDD 955-5836)
Contact Marcie Vorac
(technical or scientific field)

Foundation for Exceptional Children
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091
(703) 620-1054

Foundation for Science and Disability, Inc.
Rebecca F. Smith
115 S. Brainard Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(for science students with a disability studying for a Masters Degree)

The Geoffrey Foundation
P.O. Box 1112
Ocean Avenue
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
(207) 967-5798
(offered to hearing impaired auditory-verbal children and students)

Graduate Fellowship Fund
Gallaudet University Alumni Association
Alumni Office
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 651-5060 (Voice/TT)
(limited to Ph.D. students who are hearing impaired)
Immune Deficiency Foundation
3566 Ellicott Mills Drive
Unit B2
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(limited to those with
primary genetic immune
Jewish Braille Institute of America
110 E. 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
(offered to students who wish to become rabbis, cantors or Jewish educators)
La Sertoma International
1912 E. Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64312
(816) 333-3116
(limited to graduate students who are preparing to assist people who are blind)
Lighthouse, Inc.
800 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(legally blind students)
National Association of the Deaf
Stokoe Scholarship (supports research related to sign language or deafness)
814 Thayer Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 587-1788 (voice)
(301) 587-1789 (TT)
National Captioning Institute, Inc.
Dr. Malcolm J. Norwood Memorial Award Panel
5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1500
Falls Church, VA 22041
(703) 998-2400 (Voice/TT)
(limited to students studying for careers in communication and/or media technology)
National Federation of the Blind
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314
National Federation of Music Clubs
Music for the Blind Department
55 Janssen Place
Kansas City, MO 64109
National Hemophilia Foundation
110 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012
(800) 42-HANDI
National 4-H Council
7100 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 961-2800
Opportunities for the Blind
P.O. Box 510
Leonardtown, MD 20650
The PresidentUs Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
1331 F Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 376-6200
Recording for the Blind
20 Rozelle Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 452-0606
Spina Bifida Association of America
4590 MacArthur Boulevard, NW
Suite 250
Washington, DC 20007
(800) 621-3141 or (202) 944-3285

Trapshooting Hall of Fame College Scholarship Fund Chairshooters
RDocS and Alicia Keim
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
(212) 305-5559
Contact: Hugo A. Keim, M.D.
Venture Clubs Student Aid Award and Venture Clubs
JJJof Americas
Handicapped Student Scholarship
1616 Walnut Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 732-0512
Very Special Arts Education Office
John F. Kennedy Center for  the Performing Arts
Washington, DC 20566
(limited to students age 10-21 studying selected musical instruments) .

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