Residents of Hennepin County who have a diagnosis of ASD or related conditions (FASD, neurocognitive disorders, Rett syndrome, etc.) and live in a private home or family foster home.
Caregivers/family members of individuals with a diagnosis of ASD or related conditions and who live in a private home or family foster home in Hennepin County.
Individuals with ASD or a related condition who already receive waiver dollars are not eligible for these grant funds.
Grant will only be used for: 1) respite/caregiver support; 2) autism training for caregivers; 3) autism training, social skills, or strategies for individuals diagnosed with ASD or related conditions; 4) 1 year AuSM membership.
The grant funding is not limited to one person per family. For example: if a single parent/caregiver has three children with ASD or related conditions, the three children and the parent each may apply for $1000 grant assistance.
What the grant does not cover:
Household expenses, rent, mortgage, transportation, or bills.
Computers, phones, pets, toys, or other devices or items a person may use for entertainment or support.
For the individual with ASD, parent, and/or spouse to pay themselves for providing respite/training.
How to apply:
An application must be completed to be considered.
The application will be reviewed and you will be personally contacted by Joan Gabriel of Hennepin County regarding the status of the application.
Hennepin County will pay AuSM directly for the respite/class or the AuSM membership.