The Fred Foundation is a tiny charity that gives grants to families towards running accredited Verbal Behaviour programs like a Dr Patrick McGreevy Ph.D, BCBA-D style of VB program that teaches language and skills in the natural environment, solely through the child’s motivations. (NOT Lovaas style ABA – structured and rigid – all taking place in one room). We do not give grants for anything else. Due to shortage of funds we are giving priority to families who are working towards a Special Educational Needs Tribunal to achieve Local Authority funding for their child. If you live in the UK and have a an autistic child with complex needs and have never received funds from us and are appealing for specialist provision for your child, then please email us on