Scholarships & Grants

Autism Alliance of NENY offers five types of grants, listed below. We accept grant applications three times each year. Please be sure to read the guidelines carefully to determine eligibility. Applications must include all requested documentation. Priority is given to those living in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties.  

                We are excited to be offering another open grant period from

                                 January 15, 2020 - February 15, 2020.

Technology Grants

To be used for technology to assist individuals with ASD to increase functional skills like communication, organization, time management, etc.

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Individual Grants

Up to $300 to be used for caring, supporting and/or engaging persons with ASD (ex: sensory and adaptive equipment, scholarships to health clubs, art classes, etc.).

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Up to $1000 for full time and $500 for part-time students; see specific requirements listed on the application.

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Agency Grants

Up to $1000 for organizations to support/serve ASD individuals via the purchase of curriculum, sensory equipment, technology, materials for social groups, etc.

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Community Grants

For organizations and/or sole proprietors that support/serve ASD adults to target socialization, recreation and/or life skills through classes and opportunities to network with peers.

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Please note, we now require proof of diagnosis and proof of income on our technology and individual grants. We also follow more stringent guidelines regarding clinical recommendations.  We will not award grants for prior purchases.  Applicants should be aware that incomplete applications may be denied. All grants awarded must work toward furthering our mission to empower individuals and families touched by autism spectrum disorders through support and education.

All applications must be mailed and postmarked no later than 2/15/20.  Late applications will not be considered, but may be kept for consideration at the next open period, which will be 5/15/20-6/15/20.  Questions regarding any grant or scholarship may be emailed to our Grant Committee at

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