It is sad that people afflicted with Aspergers syndrome or similar forms of autism have inadequate options for proper education. However, things have changed recently for them in terms of education because there are now several opportunities for them. Universities and several public schools are now offering education for people with Aspergers. Unfortunately, the expenses are a major problem even if there are monetary aids. Still, there are some financial aids in the form of grants for aspergers as well as scholarships.
One of the programs offered for these individuals is the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program. Persons with Aspergers syndrome are entitled to this program provided that they are admitted to US college, university, or a vocational school. The program will award a one-time monetary grant of $3,000. Interested people can apply for this program and they can fill out an application form, which can be downloaded in the Organization for Autism Research official website (researchautism.org). He/she must also provide the needed documentation of their autism or Aspergers syndrome together with the acceptance to a university for them. They must also provide recommendation letters.
Writing an autobiographical essay with 1,000 words or less is also necessary. Interested applicants can contact the Organization for Autism Research at 703-243-9710. The office of the organization is located at the 2000 N. 14th Street, Suite 710, Arlington, Virginia 22201.
Another program which offers grants for aspergers is the Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship Award, which is sponsored by the National Center for Learning Disabilities or the NCLD. The program is awarding $10,000 monetary grants for aspergers victims that are graduating high school seniors having a learning disability. He/she must be pursuing undergraduate degree in the time of application. They can download the application form at ncld.org. Interested parties can contact NCLD at 212-545-7510 or visit the office at 381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401 New York, New York 10016.
The Autism Society of America in which they offer monetary grants for qualified students through their two programs. The Outstanding Individual with Autism Award and the CVS/”All Kids Can” Scholarship Award is the programs they are offering. The first program is for an individual afflicted with autism, but is very exceptional in his/her chosen career. On the other hand, the CVS/”All Kids Can” Scholarship is giving a monetary grant of $1,000 to three individuals afflicted with autism provided that they have been accepted in a college or university.
For more detailed information, check out their website at autism-society.org. You can also contact them at 301-657-0881 or visit their office at 4340 East-West Hwy, Suite 350 Bethesda, Maryland 20814.