Apply for Assistance

The next round of financial assistance applications will open on September 15, 2023 and close on October 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM.

The KNOWAutism Foundation is delighted to provide financial support to families in the Greater Houston Area through three distinct scholarships: the Autism Diagnostic Assessment Scholarship, Tuition and Therapy Assistance Scholarship, and the Special Interest Fund Scholarship.

Our grant application cycle is currently open from September 15, 2023 through October 15, 2023 for Tuition and Therapy Assistance and Special Interest Fund Assistance. You will be notified by December 31, 2023, of your application status.

Diagnostic Assistance Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified within eight weeks of their application submission.

Eligibility Requirements:

Scholarship Applicants must live in the Greater Houston area (in one of the following: Austin County, Brazoria County, Chambers County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, Harris County, Liberty County, Montgomery County, and Waller County).

There are no age restrictions for those applying for tuition and therapy assistance or for the special interest fund. However, it is essential that all applicants have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder to be eligible. If the scholarship applicant is over the age of 18, proof of guardianship is required.

For the Autism Diagnostic Assessment Assistance application, applicants must fall within the age range of 18 months to 18 years.

Please note: All applications must be completed entirely online and include all supporting documents, as outlined in the application, to be considered. PDF applications are no longer being accepted via email or postal mail.

Applicants may submit one application every twelve (12) months. If you are applying for multiple dependents, an individual application must be submitted for each individual.

The Autism Diagnostic Assistance Program provides scholarships for diagnostic testing to financially disadvantaged families with children between the ages of 18 months and 18 years old. We will provide financial assistance ranging from $500 – $1,500 per child to help pay for the cost of diagnostic testing for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Awards are one time only. The exact award amount is based on demonstrated financial need and available funds. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Tuition & Therapy Assistance Program offers scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 to help ease the financial burden of therapeutic treatments and intervention for autism. To be eligible, the individual must already have received a clinical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. These awards may be used for behavioral intervention programs, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social skills groups, special needs schools, and/or special education programs.

The Special Interest Fund was established to help individuals with autism access adaptive and inclusive programs and services that do not fall under the umbrella of traditional autism treatments or interventions. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 per individual. Eligible programs include specialized camps, music therapy, art therapy, yoga therapy, therapeutic horseback riding, adaptive swim lessons, and similar programming. This fund may also be used to cover fees for the services of autism/disability advocates (up to $1,000).

Please Note: This fund does not cover experimental procedures, HBOT, supplements, acupuncture, homeopathy, or other alternative treatments.

Please contact with any questions.