Explore information about financial assistance options and suggested reading materials for parents, caregivers, and professionals seeking valuable resources related to autism in Washington State.

Financial Assistance

  • Ben’s Fund of the Seattle Foundation: Provides scholarships to defray out-of-pocket expenses associated with care and support with care and support of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ph: 206-957-7708 ext 188, Website: bensfund.org
  • MultiCare Patient Financial Navigation Services: Assists families with matters related to healthcare services costs received through MultiCare. Ph: 253-876-8550

Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Children with certain physical or mental conditions may qualify for SSI if their families meet income eligibility. Further information and applications can be found on the Social Security Administration website. www.ssa.gov or www.socialsecurity.gov

Phone: 1-800-772-1213 TTY: 1-800-325-0778 Visit the website or call the 1-800 number to schedule appointments in advance.  For other locations, visit the website, enter “Office locator” in the Search bar, click the link and enter your zip code. To apply for social security for a child under 18 years of age: Go to www.ssa.gov, enter “Disability Benefits for a Child” in the Search bar and click the link.

Suggested Reading

Access to valuable reading materials can provide insight and guidance for parents, caregivers, and professionals working with individuals with autism. Recommended reading materials include:

  • “The Autism Guidebook for Washington State: A Resource for Individuals, Families, and Professionals” – View Guidebook
  • “Autism spectrum disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know” by the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • “Children with Autism: A Parent’s Guide, 2nd Edition” by Michael Powers, Psy.D.

Engaging with resources and suggested reading materials can empower individuals and families impacted by autism with valuable support and knowledge.