Caregiver and Access Grant Program

Caregiver and Access Grant Program

Grants of up to $1000 are available to assist DLS members who are participating (in-person or virtually) in the APS March meeting, CLEO or FiO/LS who incur extra caregiver expenses to be able to participate in these conferences (e.g., extra child or adult daycare or babysitting services). Access grants of up to $1000 are available to provide assistance to enable those with disabilities to travel to the conferences. Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event that the number of requests for grants exceeds the funding available, preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers and to first-time applicants.

Eligible costs include babysitters/caregivers (onsite at the conference location or at home) and airfare/hotel for an accompanying caregiver to travel to the conference location. Meals, toys, and tickets or travel to museums or other attractions are not eligible for reimbursement. Grant recipients are solely responsible for their choice of caregiving provider; APS-DLS does not endorse any caregiver providers. 

To apply, please submit the application form attached here to by the deadline for the conference that you are attending.

Please note: DLS membership is required to apply for the childcare grants.

Application Deadlines for 2024:

  • FIO/LS – 19 August 2024

For questions, contact Juliet Gopinath at

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