American Autism Foundation (AAF)

The AAF directly supports individuals with autism and their families. The foundation will send behaviors analysts to the home and provide relaxation, financial and relationship training to families. Simple tests are administered to the individual with autism to determine areas of interest and talent. The foundation stresses a naturalistic approach. More information can be found on their website at:

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation

The ASDF directly supports individuals and families impacted by autism. They have several programs that families may apply to which include: Social Skills Camp Scholarship, IPad Program, Equine Therapy, Swim and Tradeschool Scholarship Programs. More information is available on their website at:

Learning Disabilities Foundation of America (LDFA)

The LDFA provides funds for research and education to increase awareness of Learning Disabilities. They also provide support for identification, evaluation, education and services for children and adults with learning disabilities. Grant guidelines and application forms are available on their website at:

Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation for Education, an Indianapolis-based, private, independent foundation, strives to help people achieve their potential by expanding access and success in education beyond high school. Foundation bases its mission on the belief that postsecondary education remains one of the most beneficial investments that individuals can make in themselves and that society can make in its people. To learn more visit their website:

The HSC Foundation

The HSC Foundation works to improve services to individuals who face social or health care issues due to disabilities or chronic illness. The HSC Health Care System combines services from several organizations to create a comprehensive care plan for their clients.The foundation has several programs including National Youth Transition Initiative, Advocates in Disability Award and family supports. Much more information is available on their website:

The Kessler Foundation

The Kessler Foundation is a public charity that works to improve the lives of those with physical and cognitive disabilities caused by stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain and spinal cord injury, and other chronic neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions. In addition to research, the foundation has grant programs, Signature Employment and Community Employment, that provide funding for local and national programs aimed at increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Much more information is available on their website:

The LD Resource Foundation (LDRF)

The LDRF works to provide assistive technology to people with learning disabilities (LD) to advance their educational and vocational needs. The site provides links to resources, a survival guide for students with LD, tips on time management and organization and several other useful topics. For more information, visit their website: