iTaalk Autism Foundation is a 501c3 Non Profit, providing interactive technology education and solutions to individuals with autism and related special needs, their parents and the professionals that serve them.

Grants and Funding Sources

Grant List for ALL Special Needs
We realize that we cannot grant an iPad to every individual in need, so we have compiled a list of other organizations that provide grants to individuals for many different needs and/or services.  If you do not qualify for our grant, please review this list for other potential organizations that might can help. ~iTaalk

Ways to get an iPad...


1) Before you start RESEARCH.  Devices, APPs, and accessories = cost, not just the device alone. 


2) Self-pay is the easiest way to secure a device, but not everyone can afford this method. Here are some ideas to make it possible:

- Have bank automatically deduct funds from your account

- Home Party (Cookie Lee Jewelry, Longaberger, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Scentsy…)   

- Ask family and friends to give birthday/holiday gifts as iTunes cards

- Businesses offering percentage for your cause.

- Community outreach—local newspapers & TV stations, share your story.

- Local charities (Boy Scouts, church groups, fraternal organizations, VFW…)

- Garage Sale (Don’t have items to sell, get great items you can sell at www.craigslist.org in the FREE section and www.freecycle.org.)

                                                                                

3) The following sites/companies allow you to set up an account for your individual child and forward site to family and friends. They can donate or purchase items for your cause.


4) Raffles and Giveaways

*Deadlines always changing and they usually are raising money then give one iPad away at a time. Keep checking back!!!


5) Medical Insurance Coverage for iPads and/or apps (Full Article)


6) Writing Assistive Technology into the IEP - Describe the AT with features needed, NOT by the name of specific device

Assistive Tech Eval---bring your own device to show benefits


7) GRANTS - application process that usually requires denial of payment from another source, such as insurance. Specific guidelines and deadlines.

 

Grants for APPs

      www.itaalk.org/resources/appfacilitatorprogram.html

      www.smallstepsinspeech.org