Financial support

Caring for a child with autism can affect a family's financial resources. Here are some ways in which you may be able to seek financial support:

Cerebra produces a really useful guide to completing DLA applications

The following charities and organisations offer support and grants to families with disabled children. 

Family Fund

  • "We are the UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people. We help ease the additional pressures families face. We can help with essential items such as washing machines, fridges and clothing but can also consider grants for sensory toys, computers and much needed family breaks together.​"


  • "Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and directly supporting the children and their carers."