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Staying alive is a lot of work for a disabled person in an ableist society…

DISABILITY VISIBILITY: FIRST PERSON STORIES FROM THE 21ST CENTURY

Fellow neurodivergent and disabled people, when requesting financial aid for your welfare and survival, help us get to know you.

Please use the form below to initiate your aid request. All of your information is private and is used solely for evaluating the request and our internal compliance processes. It will not be marketed or sold.

Unfortunately we can not provide requests to minors without guardian approval. We are also limited to US residents only.

The way our mutual aid works is we do it once a month, about one week before the end of the month. We have a board meeting and select the grantees for that month, and then we will send out an email letting you know if you have been selected or not. You can receive up to 3 grants per year, and each grant is up to US$1,000. If you are not selected for a certain month, you may resubmit the following month.

We consider requests on a monthly basis. We will always get back to you on the status of your request. We would like to approve all requests and offer larger, more impactful grants, and as our donor and funding outreach grows, we hope to reach that goal.

Anxious? We’re neurodivergent and disabled and have huge form anxiety from filling out forms to prove, over and over, our disability and neurodivergence. Don’t worry about getting it wrong. Tell your story how you can.

Asking for help is a wonderful way to build community & engage in meaningful collaboration. In asking for help you also uplift others who want to show up for you.

Just a reminder that asking for help is a contribution

Our form has four parts:

  1. First, we ask for contact information.
  2. Then we ask for your social media. This is optional but helpful in us getting to know each other.
  3. Then we ask you to describe your need and tell your story however you can.
  4. Finally, we show you a preview of your submission so you can review and revise before you submit.

Please read the data collection and privacy disclosure below the form before submitting your information.

Step 1 of 4

🔐 About Us and What We Do With Your Information

Chelsea, Inna, and Ryan are at the other end of our contact form. Get to know us on our About page. Alas, we can’t usually move at the speed of emergencies, and sometimes we take a week or two off for self-care. We get lots of spam and sometimes miss your requests in the noise. If you don’t hear from us within a week, feel free to contact us again. Your information will be entered into our CRM software (HubSpot) and our accounting software (QuickBooks Online) for compliance purposes. Your IP address will be used to geolocate your browsing session. Your “user journey” through our website on the way to submitting the form will be captured. We collect as little as we can from you and do our best to keep it secure. We use 1Password for Business to secure our accounts with long, randomly generated, unique passwords. Your information will be reviewed by our directors: Ryan, Inna, and Chelsea. Our nonprofit consultant and our nonprofit lawyer audit our grants and grant process for ethics and legality.

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