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APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

Bluestone VOICES for Autism awards financial aid each quarter to support families of and providers for children on the autism spectrum.

For 2023, applications for Child Therapy Financial Aid awards will only be accepted during distinct five (5) week period for the respective Quarter, as follows:

1st Q: February 1 – March 8, 2023

2nd Q: May 1 – June 6, 2023

3rd Q: August 1- September 5, 2023

4th Q: November 1 – December 6, 2023

Each application package received will be reviewed for completeness and acknowledged via email indicating the application package has been acceptance for consideration OR rejected for consideration due to incomplete and/or missing documentation. The acknowledgment email will be sent within five (5) business days from Bluestone VOICES for Autism receiving the application package. Resubmission of a rejected application package is permitted up to the final submission date for the respective 2023 Quarter.

FAQ 

 

Who can apply?

 

  • Any family who has a child with autism (ages 0-17) currently receiving ABA/Speech/OT services in Michigan

  • Individuals pursuing a BCBA degree from an accredited ABA master's degree program for the treatment of children on the autism spectrum.

 

How much financial aid can I receive?

 

Financial Aid awards are based on the available Bluestone VOICES for Autism funds and the financial situation of the applicant. Final determination is made by the Bluestone VOICES for Autism Board of Directors.

 

What information do I need to provide?

 

We ask for information and documentation regarding income, insurance and therapy needs in order to determine financial need. Be sure to complete all sections of the application. Applications with missing information will be rejected. In addition to the Child Therapy Financial Aid application, applicants must submit their most recent Federal IRS 1040 forms (pages 1 & 2 only) and most recent pay stubs.

 

Can I apply more than once?

 

Yes, whether or not you have previously received financial aid from Bluestone VOICES for Autism, you may submit a new application in any given application period. However, it is Bluestone VOICES for Autism's goal to help as many families as possible and determination of quarterly award recipients may include evaluation of past awards.

 

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How can I submit my application?

 

You can send all required documents digitally via email, or print and mail. Please see the instructions in the Child Therapy Financial Aid application package.

 

I still have a question!

Please contact us with any other questions.

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