Sunday, September 25, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Major League All-Star Pitcher Eddie Guardado to Host Autism All Star Meet and Greet Benefiting ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!)
The Eddie Guardado Foundation for Autism Fundraiser on Sunday, September 25, 2011 from 4 pm to 10 pm at the Scandia Amusement Park, located at 1155 S. Wanamaker Avenue in Ontario, California.
Proceeds from the game will go to benefit ACT Today!’s (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) mission of providing resources and funding grants for children with autism whose families cannot afford the necessary tools their child needs to reach their full potential.
The Eddie Guardado Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established by Major League All-Star Pitcher, Eddie Guardado and his wife Lisa, funds individual families affected by Autism by reducing their out of pocket expenses for therapy and treatment.
For more information about The Eddie Guardado Foundation, visit www.eddieguardadofoundation.org.
Actor Joe Mantegna and Friends Help ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) Raise Funds for Children with Autism at Charity Golf Classic
Baseball Superstar Eddie Guardado’s Foundation Grants the Wish to Communicate and Learn for Children with Autism
“Because of Eddie’s career we’ve been blessed with the resources to get our daughter Ava the therapy and treatment she really needs,” says Lisa Guardado, co-founder of The Eddie Guardado Foundation. “We also know that’s just not the case for the vast majority of families affected by autism. We are so happy to be able to help organizations like ACT Today! who share our concern and are making a difference in the lives of children with autism.”
”We have downloaded many wonderful apps that help my son Max with reading, math, and telling time. Despite years of different therapies, Max still struggles with his play skills, but the iPad has sparked his imagination with creative the apps and has become quite the social tool. We believe that Max, like his new iPad, has limitless potential. Thank you for helping him,” says Rachelle, Max’s mother.
“I saw Dustin yesterday and was excited to see him in action with his new iPad! He was so excited to show me how to use it. I love that it is an easy way to help him communicate, but hadn’t even thought about the appeal of the fun apps on there in terms of motivating his peers to interact with him,” says Behavior Therapist Taira Lanagan, MS, BCBA. ”He showed me how he can use to help him talk. I have known Dustin for 6 years and have never seen him so excited. Thank you!”
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Tonight - ACT Today!'s Executive Director Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson will appear LIVE on NBC Nonstop LA this evening at 7pm tonight..
Nancy will discuss the missing 8-year old autistic Twin Peaks, California boy who wandered away from school yesterday.
She'll also discuss what ACT Today! is doing to help children with autism who wander by way of distributing nearly $40,000 dollars in grants for fencing in the past eight months.
Watch with us today - NBC Nonstop LA - channel:
California Nonstop is available on every major cable system in California. In Los Angeles, the Channel can be seen over-the-air on NBC4 LA’s Digital Channel 4.2 and on the following cable systems:
Time Warner – Channel 225
Cox – Channel 804
Charter – Channel 304
Verizon FIOS – Channel 460
Because of this late, breaking news, Nancy Grace will not have Nancy on today, but will bring her back at a later date.
We will let you know as soon as that date/time is confirmed.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
According to news reports, 5-year old Kaymania Serenity Catta, who had autism, was reported missing just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday after she apparently wandered away from her family's Hampton, Virgina home. After an intensive search, her body was found near the shore of a small lake on Westview Drive early Thursday morning. Read full report.
In the last year, ACT Today! has provided over $240-thousand dollars for families in need who can not afford the necessary tools for their children.
In addition, ACT has created a fund or the special challenges military families face with autistic children. The fund called ACT Today! for Military Families has distributed over $100-thousand dollars since it’s beginning in July 2010. In the past 8 months, ACT Today! has distributed 15 fencing grants totaling $39, 777.
If you would like to help a family in need, or for more information about ACT Today! or the ACT Today! for Military Families national campaign, visit www.act-today.org or www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.org.
This week is the official launch of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders' Skills Live™daily, live webcast. Skills Live gives anyone access to up-to-the-minute autism news and effective treatment strategies. It is the first of its kind and is broadcast live each weekday from 9 am to 1 pm (Pacific Standard Time) on the Internet at skillsforautism.com/skills-live.html.
Skills Live™ will broadcast LIVE from
ACT Today!'s 5th Annual Charity Golf Classic,
hosted by actor Joe Mantegna
Be sure to watch the action and live interviews,
this Monday, Sept 12th - starting at 9am!
Skills Live can be viewed, at no cost at www.skillsforautism.com/skills-live.html and clicking "Watch Now".
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
A Plea for Mercy, Understanding, and Acceptancefrom those Living with High-Functioning Autism
People often marvel at the successes I have achieved since graduating college that would be considered outstanding even for someone without a social disability. This happened not because of maturity, but due to one simple reality. Society eventually showed me I had something to fight for and would reciprocate just a little bit when I made the effort. But as I stated in my skydiving video…nobody should have to publish a book or jump out of a perfectly safe airplane to enjoy a fraction of the respect that is finally coming from mainstream society. Fight with me to ensure this will not be the case for current and future generations of individuals who live with autism. Let’s make the 2011-2012 school year one filled with mercy. Wyatt and our peers may have to fight a little harder for a chance…but they will have more than a “fighting chance” to radiate their brilliance.