Parent Resources

HealthWell Foundation

The HealthWell Foundation is a leading independent non-profit dedicated to improving access to health care for America’s underinsured. When health insurance is not enough, we fill the gap by assisting with copays, premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.

The Children at Home Program

The Children at Home program is designed to assist you and your family in securing the services and supports that you identify as necessary in helping your child remain at home. An underlying principle of the Children at Home program is that you and your family retain control of decisions which affect your child and family. Financial assistance is intended to enable you to obtain those services and supports which are not met by other programs.

The Regional Autism Assistance Program (RAP)

The Autism Support Program provides funding for Applied Behavior Analysis services to children under the age of 14 who are not eligible to receive services through Medicaid or private health insurance and who meet certain diagnostic and financial eligibility criteria.

Autism Speaks Financial Assistance

Programs that provide assistance for people who are experiencing an unexpected financial shortfall and have insufficient resources to obtain essential services or to meet expenses in situations where financial assistance related to their specific circumstance is unavailable. Monetary assistance may be in the form of cash, loans, checks or vouchers.

Autism Society Of Iowa

We provide advocacy, support and information to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, their families, professionals, and communities throughout the state of Iowa.

Email to apply for the family scholarship program


A Guide to Dental Care for Children With Autism: Children with autism are likely to suffer many more oral health problems, including tooth decay, gum disease and dental injury, than children without autism. Many autistic kids have sensory sensitivities that make it difficult to maintain an effective oral hygiene routine. These issues may also make visits to the dentist challenging


Children’s eyes and their vision develop gradually. As they age, conditions common to their age group may arise, making eye health checkups pertinent for a healthy childhood. To educate the public on this, they have recently published a guide on children’s eye health where they cover topics like; Children’s eye health by age, How to help a child develop good eyesight, Good ages to start scheduling eye exams, eye health tips and more

Health Insurance Premium Payment Program

The Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) program is one of the services available to people who get Medicaid (Title 19). The HIPP program is a way for the State of Iowa to save money.

Autism Response Team

The Autism Response Team (ART) is an information and referral support for the autism community. Their team members are Certified Resource Specialists through Inform USA and are specially trained to provide personalized information and resources to autistic individuals, families, service providers, and the community.

A Caregiver’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder

There are many systems throughout the state of Iowa that specialize in supporting families of children with Autism spectrum disorder. This updated guide is intended to outline many of these services and supports as you navigate life after an Autism diagnosis.

100 Day Kit for Young Children

The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit helps families of children ages four and under make the best possible use of the 100 days following the diagnosis. A 100 Day Kit for school age children is also available. This kit will help you learn more about autism and how to access the services that your child needs. It contains information and advice collected from trusted experts on autism, autistics and parents.