Local Organizations and Non-Profits for Autism Resources
In no particular order...
1. Houston Autism Center: The Houston Autism Center is dedicated to supporting families affected by autism. They may offer financial assistance programs and resources to help cover the costs of therapy services. For more information, visit Houston Autism Center (https://houstonautismcenter.org/)
2. Easterseals Greater Houston: Easterseals provides a range of services for individuals with disabilities, including financial assistance programs for families with children diagnosed with autism. Explore their offerings at Easterseals Greater Houston (https://www.eastersealshouston.org/)
3. Texas Autism Foundation: The Texas Autism Foundation focuses on improving the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families. They offer grants and financial assistance programs to support families seeking autism-related services. Learn more at Texas Autism Foundation (https://texasautismfoundation.org/).
4. Autism Rescue Angels: Autism Rescue Angels is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to families affected by autism. They may offer support for therapy services, medical needs, and other related expenses. Visit their website for more details visit Autism Rescue Angels (https://autismrescueangels.org/)
5. Autism Speaks - Houston Chapter: Autism Speaks is a well-known organization that provides resources, support, and advocacy for individuals with autism and their families. The Houston Chapter may offer financial aid programs. Explore their services at: Autism Speaks Houston (https://www.autismspeaks.org/houston) 6. The Westview School: The Westview School in Houston is dedicated to serving children with autism. While primarily an educational institution, they may have financial assistance programs for families seeking ABA therapy or related services. Learn more at The Westview School (https://www.westviewschool.org/)
7. H.E.A.R.T Program - Hope For Three: Hope For Three's H.E.A.R.T program supports families in the Houston area affected by autism. They provide financial assistance for therapy, medical care, and other needs; however, their programs only extend to the families in the Fort Bend Country area. Explore their programs by visiting Hope For Three (https://www.hopeforthree.org/) 8. TEXANA Center: TEXANA Center offers a range of services, including behavioral health and autism support. While not exclusively focused on financial assistance, they may provide resources or connect families to relevant support programs. Visit their website for more information go to TEXANA Center (https://www.texanacenter.com/)
9. Social Motion Skills: Social Motion Skills is a non-profit organization that provides support and services to individuals with autism. While they primarily focus on social skills development, they may offer resources or assistance programs for families. Explore their offerings at Social Motion Skills (https://www.socialmotionskills.org/)
10. F.A.C.E.S. Autism:FACES Autism provides hope and evidence-based services by providing ABA scholarships to families without sufficient resources to cover the costs. FACES Autism (https://facesautism.org/home)
11. Masonic Children and Family Services of Texas:Along with continuing the tradition of providing information, referral and funding for services to financially challenged families. These funding services can include ABA or other therapies. Masonic Children and Family Services (https://www.masonichometx.org/about-mhs/)
This list is by no means all inclusive. Other resources may include a case manager or care advocate with your private health insurance provider. Your private insurance should be able to direct you to the proper party if you call and ask them. Some government programs may also be available, outside of need based services such as Texas Medicaid and CHIP (https://www.hhs.texas.gov/services/health/medicaid-chip) plans. Reach oput to your BCBA if you need assistance in navigating one of these organizations and they may be able to help.