Grants are available for the amount of $1 to $250 (not to exceed $250). The current grant cycle will run from January – November or until allocated grant funds are depleted. We will not process any grants in April or December. Please note that only 1 grant per applicant will be awarded per year with a maximum of 2 grants per family per year. Notification of acceptance or denial will be sent through email unless no email is provided, in which case we will send it to you by mail. Starting January 2022 we have a new grant application, please fill out completely.

The purpose of this Grant is to help children or adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorders who are in need of financial assistance to pay for:

Therapy (Occupational, Physical, Speech, ABA, Recreational, social skills groups)
Bio-medical Treatments (doctor visits, lab tests, supplements, treatments)
Equipment ( Medical, augmentative communication devices, therapeutic)
Respite Care/Child Care
Outstanding medical bills related to the disability

What is not covered: Rent/Mortgage, Utility payments, Phone bills, Trips/vacation, Tax, Shipping, Fencing.

What other Qualifications are there?

You must live in one of the following counties in Ohio: Montgomery, Greene,  Miami, Preble or Darke.
Must be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Funds are dispersed by the grant committee. You will receive notification by email or mail by the end of the month confirming approval or denial. First priority will go to first time grant applicants, then the remaining funds are distributed to second time applicants.

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Application Process:

You can access a grant application on the Dayton Autism Society website. The application can be filled in then printed and mailed to 4801 Springfield st, Dayton Ohio 45431. You can also scan and email your application to, Attn: Grant Committee.


On the New application, you must have the Physician Statement filled out once a year. Your application will not be processed with out it. Also Please fill out the enclosed survey it is important because it provides us with a means to procure additional funds to support the grant program. If you fail to complete and return the survey, it could effect your ability to receive future grants.

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