|Resources for Families|
We are currently involved in compiling more resources for parents, siblings and caregivers of people receiving PROMPT therapy. If you have ideas or suggestions of information that might be helpful or if you need help finding resources or applying for a grant, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treatment Grants Available for Speech Therapy
Small Steps in Speech assists children with speech and language disorders by funding supplemental therapies and treatments for individuals as well as grants to charitable organizations who serve children with communicative disorders.The PROMPT Institute allocates funds to Small Steps in Speech each year for grants specifically for PROMPT therapy. Grants are given on a quarterly basis. Application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1.
United Healthcare Children's Foundation grants provide financial help/assistance for families with children that have medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health insurance plan including speech therapy. The Foundation aims to fill the gap between what medical services/items a child needs and what their commercial health benefit plan will pay for.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is committed to ensuring that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders receive services to help them communicate effectively. Here you will find resources to help you understand communication and communication disorders.
The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) provides information on Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) to families, professionals and policy makers as well as facilitating networking and partnership opportunities for parents and professionals to benefit children with CAS.
Autism Speaks is an autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Cerebral Palsy Guide is dedicated to helping parents better understand their child’s diagnosis. This site provides information on the causes and treatments of cerebral palsy including the benefits of speech therapy.
The Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA)is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.
Early Intervention provides free developmental evaluations of children younger than 3 (before their third birthday) and helps families find services for their little one. These services are available through the same law that makes special education services available—the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The State is responsible for providing early intervention programs for infants and toddlers. The agency in charge is called the lead agency. Services for children are provided at the local level, under State supervision. Find out the lead agency for your State at the ECTA center.
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) outlines your child’s learning needs, the services the school will provide and how progress will be measured. Under the IDEA, federal law requires that public schools complete one for every child recieving special education services. Parents, teachers and other professionals that provide services are involved in creating the document. Learn more about how to be prepared for IEP meetings so that you can ensure that your child can access the services he/she needs to succeed.