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Autism Support Fund

When a child is newly diagnosed with autism, the cost of resources can be overwhelming. Mercyhealth Development Foundation's Autism Support Fund can help.

The Autism Support Fund was created to help families cover the costs of additional beneficial resources and therapies that have very limited outside funding, such as:

  • Social skills classes
  • Sensory equipment
  • Safety equipment
  • Respite care
  • Therapeutic materials

Who is eligible?

Wisconsin families living in Rock and Walworth counties with children ages 2-21 who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder by a licensed psychologist or behavioral health professional are eligible.

Your child doesn’t need to be Mercyhealth patient to qualify.

How to apply

Grant applications are accepted in January, April, July and October.

You may submit an application for one item per quarter, for a maximum of $500 per year in Rock County and $1,000 per year in Walworth County.

Learn more and download the Autism Support Fund grant application.

For more information, contact the Mercyhealth Development Foundation at 608.755.8821.

Donate to help families in need

You can help families in need by donating to the Autism Support Fund. All donations—large or small—are greatly appreciated. Donate to the Autism Support Fund.