Different Needz Foundation will give funds to individuals, families and organizations whom are or care for special needs (physical or mental) individuals for medical expenses, medical equipment, therapy equipment, adaptive toys, community projects and any other purpose deemed appropriate as aide to and/or for an individual(s) with special needs. Located in Northeast Ohio, the Foundation has expanded its reach and has helped individuals and organizations in nineteen states, Maryland being one of them. Applications are accepted January through March.
Small need-based scholarships (<$500.00) are available to individuals with intellectual disabilities for inclusive programs. Past scholarship winners have used these funds to attend their local "Y," college classes, camps, and other inclusive activities.
Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) are grants up to $2,000 to assist adults with developmental disabilities and families with a child with developmental disabilities in purchasing services and/or items to address needs.