The Laura Foundation for Autism & Epilepsy

The mission of The Laura Foundation is to provide funding to develop and support therapeutic recreation and educational programs that enrich the quality of lives of individuals with autism and/or seizure disorders. They are located in Madison, NH and can be contacted through their website.

JT Fortin Foundation for Autism

Jack’s Family Grant Fund Program accepts grant applications from families in New England (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine) that are in need of financial assistance for their family member(s) with autism. Families can apply for up to $750 through the program. You may apply for one service or item that directly improves the life of a family member with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Examples of possible uses of the grant money include, but are not limited to:

  • Water Safety/Swim Lessons
  • Horseback riding lessons
  • Educational evaluation
  • Art classes
  • Books and educational videos
  • Computer software
  • Therapies
  • Camp tuition
  • Karate Lessons
  • Social skills training
  • Music therapy/Instruments
  • Assistive Technology
  • ​Sensory Equipment

H.O.P.E. Behavioral Consulting, LLC

Designs individual behavioral programming for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Aspergers Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other related disorders.  Programming is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  Services include 1:1 ABA therapy, school consultation, assessments, family and school trainings, IFSP/IEP assistance and development, and community assistance. Services may be conducted in both the school and home setting.Services available in Portsmouth, Newington, Rye, Greenland, Dover, Somersworth, Rochester, Exeter, Stratham. Contact their office about services in areas that are not listed.

Greengard Center for Autism

The Greengard Center for Autism seeks to provide unique, lifelong opportunities for individuals with autism while offering their families a sense of security. Located in Portsmouth, NH, the Center provides Day Programs, as well as Outreach & Transition Programs for adults and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.

GCFA performs formal assessments for young adults, adolescents and children with autism and related disorders. The following assessments provide the necessary information to develop an effective program:

♦ Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)

♦ Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills – Revised (ABLLS-R)

♦ Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS)

♦ Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-3 (ABAS) or Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition (Vineland-3)

Toybox Tools Program

The ToyBox Tools program was created to provide that structure through a series of tools rooted in evidence-based and emerging best practices. These instructional videos, printable materials and play-mats are designed to help families, caregivers and teachers unlock the power of play, and to make play more fun and enjoyable at a child’s own pace. ToyBox Tools recognizes that parents and caregivers know their children best and encourages them to use their judgment in selecting the right product and level for their child. The materials include “playbooks” with instructions for caregivers and some additional game components. – they are all free.

The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc. (IPPI)

IPPI New Hampshire serves children and adults with autism and other behavioral challenges from its offices in Concord, Merrimack and the Stratham. The agency also outreaches to families, schools, and other professionals throughout the state who need specialized planning and assistance with difficult situations faced by individuals with disabilities. The Institute provides a statewide Clinical Outreach Department whose clinicians provide on-site School-Based Services to help students aged 3-21 experiencing behavioral challenges. Our Clinical Outreach department also offers comprehensive programs that remediate the fundamental problems of autism.

The services offered state-wide include:

♦ BCBA Services

♦ Early Intervention

♦ School-based Supports

♦ Outreach Assistance to Children and Families

♦ Behavioral Consultation and Training for Professionals and Parents

ACT Today!

ACT Today! stands for Autism Care and Treatment Today! ACT Today! is a national organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism achieve their full potential. The goal is to introduce and help facilitate early and on-going treatment by providing the necessary resources (including referrals, funding and guidance) to individuals with autism and their families. ACT Today has a Grant Program to assist families with therapies etc. Typical grants awarded range between $100 – $5,000. For more information go to their website.

National Autism Association

National Autism Association has created and implemented direct-assistance programs for the growing number of families affected by autism. Along with these services, NAA provides autism research funding, ongoing advocacy, support and education.


♦ Helping Hand Program -The Helping Hand Program provides families with financial assistance in getting necessary medical treatments, lab testing, physician-recommended supplements and therapies for their child with autism. This program does not provide funding for iPads, camp tuition, respite care, fencing, trampolines, swingsets, trips to Disney World, etc. Funding is extremely limited.  This program is intended ONLY for parents in DIRE financial need. Do not apply if your annual net income exceeds $50,000.  Helping Hand grants are one-time grants, previous recipients may not re-apply.

♦ Big Red Safety Box/FOUND – provides direct assistance to law enforcement agencies and caregivers. FOUND supplies funding to search-and-rescue agencies in need of tracking technology and training, and the Big Red Safety Box is a free-of-charge toolkit given to autism families in need as a means to educate, raise awareness and share simple tools that may assist them in preventing, and responding to, wandering-related emergencies.

♦ Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkit – The National Autism Association’s Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkit® is a free-of-charge safety toolkit for educators in need of wandering-prevention tools.

Compass Innovative Behavior Strategies

Compass Innovative Behavior Strategies’ mission is to provide personalized behavior therapy for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. They offer home based behavioral therapy, parent training and support, social skills, verbal behavior and daily living skills. They also provide developmental assessments (VB-MAPP, AFLS, ABLLS, etc.), functional behavior assessment, neuropsychological evaluation, speech/language evaluation and daily living skills evaluations.



Operation Autism – A Resource Guide for Military Families

Operation Autism is a web-based resource specifically designed and created to support military families that have children with autism. Their website provides military families touched by autism with access to quality, evidence-based information about the disorder, identifying sources of treatment and support on and off base, offering tips for dealing with some of the unique challenges military life poses for military dependent children with autism and their families, and informs parents about their child’s educational rights and offer some practical strategies for success in the classroom.