iPad Grants and Funding Sources

ipad grant sources


Looking for iPad Grants? The following is a list of organizations that accept applications for special needs grants and/or iPads, iPods, and other assistive technology products.  I can’t promise that these sites will be able to help everyone, but I hope it gives you somewhere to start!

Also, if you are aware of an organization that is a funding source for autism needs, please email me at Autism Plugged In and let us know so that I can add it to the list!

Good luck finding iPad Grants!

Your Medical Insurance Company

Call and inquire with your medical insurance company about covering your expenses.  You may want to read this article written by Dawn Sconfienza Gaita:  5 Steps to Getting an iPad Covered by Insurance:  A mom’s story of success before making the call.

National Organizations

Babies With iPads

iHelp for Special Needs

Autism Source – Online Resource Database: Search For Your State’s name, then Search for “Assistive Technology” Program

Parkers Purpose

Small Steps in Speech


Hannah’s Helping Hands 2011 Grant Program (Indiana, Michigan, Rhode Island, New York)

ACT Today! Grant Program

Autism Cares

Danny’s Wish: iPads for Autism

First Hand Foundation

Conover Mobile Technology Grant

Loud Mommy

Gracie’s Hope


California Residents

PAUSE4kids Grants (Ventura County)


Michigan Residents

Friends of Jacob


Ohio Residents

Special Kids Therapy

Zanes Foundation


Washington State Residents

Washington Access Fund

Ben’s Fund



The Adam Foundation Autism Grants Program


Additional Options for iPad Grants:

Get a little help from your family and friends!  Here are a few websites that will help you set up an account which lets family and friends donate or purchase items for your cause.

The Puzzling Piece – Win an iPad2 When you Sell 60 Items!

Chip In


Give Forward


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31 Responses to iPad Grants and Funding Sources

  1. kylie on February 14, 2012 at 5:01 am

    hi we are in need of help off someone giving our two loving boys a ipad eachas the have needs and it is very hard

  2. Paula on February 20, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I am a middle school special ed. teacher and currently teaching students with Intellectual Disabled from Mild to Moderate, Autism, and Multiple Handicapped. I would like information on different grants that I could apply to get ALL my kids ipad to enhance their positive learning experience. Please Help because the need is for 15 ipads
    Thank you,

    • Rita on September 5, 2014 at 8:37 am

      Contact local school district, Lions club, have medical assistance cover it as a durable medical device ( get case manager and therapists to write letters expressing the need). In the US

  3. Roseva on February 22, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I am in desperate need of an ipad for my 5 year old son with autism and pdd. I live on a very low income of only 10,000 a year. My son is using an ipad in therapy and his speech has improved significantly as well as his motor skills, and hand eye coordination. Please help me to provide my son with an ipad. ive been trying to get him an ipad for a year now thank you

  4. kendra on April 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I was wondering how do i go about getting a ipod for my 2 kids that have alustim

  5. gillian on August 7, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I dont suppose you know of any international grants? I have a daughter with down syndrome and autism but we live in New Zealand.

  6. david corley on September 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    i have two disabled daugthers my oidest one has cerebral palsy & is hydrocephalic had a stroke when she was born. my other daugther has TBI &is blind in left eye & they both have serzures.im in need of two ipads and or lap tops with #keys on the right botom cornor.

  7. regina ulises on November 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I would like a !PAD FOR MY CHILD HE HAS AUTISM. HE IS VERY GOOD WITH TECHENOLOGY AT SCHOOL AND THERAPY HE PLAY WITH THE !pad and I noted it is very benifisiary for him but I don’t have the kind of money where I write or call please

  8. andy/kim malatesta on December 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    wondering how apply for an i-pad for my 8 yr. old autistic daughter. please e-mail ph.#s,websites etc. for us to utilize. thanks alot.

    • Jack Kieffer on December 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Hi Andy / Kim – our grants and funding resource page is the best place to start! If you have health insurance, check with them first. Then, try searching here: Autism Source – Online Resource Database: Search For Your State’s name, then Search for “Assistive Technology” Program: http://www.autismsource.org Good luck!

  9. Richard Fernow on December 17, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Jack first let me say what a beautiful thing your doing, God Bless you brother”.. You are in my prayers.. My question is , do you have any information about if(Mo.) medicade ever helps with our purchase for the iPad ? I thank you for your time, Sincerely Pastor Richy”

  10. Donna Lederle on December 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I am looking for an iPad for my intellectually disabled 20 year old student. She is not on the autistic spectrum but could benefit from what this most valuable tool has to offer. And her family does not have the finances to pay for such a device. Any grants out there for the ID population? Are your grants exclusively for kids with autism? thx for any help :)

  11. steph mctague on January 22, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Hi i have a 6 year old daughter with autism do you know of any funding in nz to help her get an ipad or any extra help? Many thanks

  12. Mike Schmitz on February 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Just wanted to let you know that the address for our Conover Mobile Technology Grant has been updated. The new address is http://education.conovercompany.com/mobile/grants/.

    • Jack Kieffer on February 18, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Thank you for the update and for all your do!

  13. Robin on February 19, 2013 at 9:45 am

    my son is 8 and was diagnosed with autism and adhd since 6 years old.medical we live here in KY will not cover the coast of ipad and have been told that this here would help him.we have limited programs here and i’m still trying to get him help.we live in a small farming town and the school has no programs other then speech to help him.we both live on ssi and our bills are very high as we cant get into low income housing because with both checks we make to much and our bills run about 1100.00 a month a little less in summer and no food stamps.

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  16. Tammy Eisenreich on January 27, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Take a look at iTaalk’s searchable grant list. Maybe finding a grant to help with summer programming, respite or speech therapy will allow you to shift the extra funds over to purchase an iPad. At Apple.com you can purchase a refurbished iPad 4th gen for $379, with one year warranty and everything. Check out http://www.itaalk.org

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