Touching Lives through Grants for Special Needs Children

Grants for Special Needs ChildrenSpecial needs children are those who are believed to be suffering from physical disabilities, health and medical conditions, behavioral, mental, and emotional impairments, abuses, and learning difficulties and in need of specialized services. They often require expensive equipment and support that will allow them to live a more convenient life.

Beyond doubt, taking care of the sector still seems to be a very challenging task for many, especially when only a limited number of resources are available. However, a wide array of organizations is willingly established to lend a helping hand for those who are in need of special assistance in terms of financial and physical accessibility. Such aids coming from these organizations are made possible through the so-called grants for special needs children.

Varying types of funding assistance are available nowadays through different sectors of the state and federal government and various philanthropic foundations and organizations. Services offered by them are basically in the forms of educational funding, recreational and after school activities, and healthcare assistance. And similar to other forms of proposals, writing and applying for funding assistance designed to help the population take time, yet very much fulfilling when done successfully. What you just need is to look for possible funders, may it be from the government or private institutions, which will fit to your needs accordingly.

Joining associations and charities at the local or even national levels can be your initial step to receive such financial assistance. Organizations offering services for specific special needs are accessible as well. Included in the lists are the following: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, Federation for Children with Special Needs, National Center for Learning Disabilities, American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults, National Autism Association, Disabled Children’s Relief Fund, and the like.

Similarly, seeking funds in the state and federal government can be your alternative. A number of sectors of the administration have a lot to offer in providing opportunities including college grants, scholarships and educational loans for students, and assistance programs for disabled kids.

Grants for special needs children are, indeed, readily available for the needy ones. The Internet can be a great medium through which people can find prospective foundations or agencies tailored to assist them with their necessities. Seek for their help and comply with the requirements indicated. Once you have identified your needs, you can now start preparing for proposal writing. Remember that in applying for financial assistance, you have to explain yourself in a convincing way in order for the provider to comprehend the situation. Medical records and other information are very important in the application process for these documents will be deliberated keenly. Submit the grant on or before the deadline. Most importantly, you have to communicate with the funding organization since this will enable you to address queries and concerns regarding the matter.

We are very fortunate that we have these organizations, foundations, and government agencies that are really in the zone of helping other. Through their assistance and support, they actually touch the lives and positively enrich the future of every disabled kid. By means of the grants for special needs children, we are giving them the hope to have a better way of living.

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3 Responses to “Touching Lives through Grants for Special Needs Children”
  1. Jaime Charles says:

    I have an 8 year old boy who is severely autistic. James was diagnosed at 18 months and was accepted at PCDI. He still has no verbal or receptive language. He engages in self injurious behaviors all day long and has to be restrained most of those times. As his parents, we are trying to keep him in the home for as long as possible being that we live in the fear of someone abusing him and the fact that James has no language to tell us. James has some home therapy after school from 3:30 till 8pm Monday-Friday. However, during breaks and weekends he is left with only us to keep him on task. It has been recorded that James may have 10,000 trials to obtain a new simple skill. While he has time off of school, he regresses so quickly and therefore looses skills that he once had. I am not able to work because of the intense involvement James requires. For example: I must attend school visits weekly for observation and I have home visits once a week to receive more training from his therapist, teacher, and director. My husband has been out of work since 12/28/2011 due to a 2 1/2 story fall he took while Ironworking. He only receives workers comp and is totally disabled. This past February 28th he underwent a decompression laminectomy and spinal fusion. Although some neurological ailments have been corrected, he is still unable to work. We need grants or some other assistance so we may hire some additional therapists for James. We would also like to use some of that award to remodel a room in our house to better serve as a therapy room and perhaps some sensory items as well. I beg of your organization to help us in any way you can.

    Respectfully yours,
    Jaime Charles

  2. luther says:

    Hello friends,

    I do contact you from A special needs home for children.Its called Goodnite Home,We are located in Western Part of Uganda East Africa.Currently, we have 120 special needs children and 20 of the children have disabilities and these can be even operated here in Uganda.
    We urgently request for your assistance so that these children can have urgent operations required to save their lives.

    Yours Dr.Luther Martin.
    Goodnite Home
    +256 712 58 13 75

  3. Daniel Myers says:

    I am 18 and in my senior year, for as long as I can recall I have had migraines and vomiting. Two years ago I started having neck pain and was diagnosed with a chiari malformation. Two weeks ago while doing community service hours I became light headed, dizzy, neck pain and lost all my hearing in my right ear proceeding with the worst pain in my head I’ve ever had. When the ear doctors performed my hearing test I lost both inner and outer hearing which is due to something in the cranial region. They have run every test in the world and it appears it can only be the Chiari Malformation. I have ADD and take medication for this so learning has always been hard work but, I keep a 3.0. I was at a 3.6 however, with the hearing loss and specialist after specialist I’ve missed a lot of school. My mom became disabled this year and on social security and my dad works. I worry about them because dad retires in December and I know they will not be able to afford to send me to college and this is all I want. My education is so very important to me and I would like to attend in the fall as I will be having brain decompression surgery in June. The odds are not in my favor to regain my hearing as even though they could do the surgery now, I’ve decided to wait because I want to graduate with all my high school friends and its only 4 weeks away. So ill just endure the pain and try harder. I’m sure I’m not the only one who needs a grant, and I’m sure many others are much more deserving but, the idea of having a grant to attend college would allow me to become independent. That alone is very important to me! Thank you for taking the time to read this, it means so much.

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