The Fred Foundation

Tag: autism

Applying for funding

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

Sponsor Fred’s dad

Many of you will know that this charity was named after Fred, who is the first child we helped. Although Fred no longer receives any funding from us, he is happily ensconced in a great school, his amazing family remain constant supporters and fundraisers. In less than 2 weeks time, on Sunday October 9th Duff, Fred’s dad, will be running the Royal Parks half marathon on behalf of The Fred Foundation. No matter how fit you are it is always an effort to get geared up for such a long run, and he is making this effort because he knows how tough a couple of years it has been, for fundraising but most especially for our families. Please support us by sponsoring him via the link below. (All funds raised go to our families, minus a tiny amount for our accountant!)