A blog about resources for autism and care and treatment.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

NEWSFLASH --- news as it happens...things change rapidly!

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

Good News!

The 8-year old Twin Peaks boy was just found by search and rescue teams,moments ago!

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.

Nancy Grace Speaks with ACT Today!'s Executive Director

Join me today, September 13th as I join CNN's Nancy Grace at 6:30pm(EST) / 3:30pm (PST). I will discuss the missing 8-year old Twin Peaks, CA boy who has been missing since yesterday.

Joshua Robb wandered away from school yesterday and has not been located.

Here's some of the points I will be sure to share on the show...

Wandering and elopement are symptoms of autism that people are not aware of. The recent drowning in Virginia and the current search for 8-year old Joshua Robb of Twin Peaks are cries for help for children with autism.

Many of our schools are not set up to deal with this problem (wandering). Our special children require special attention. Everyone needs to be aware of this critical aspect of autism to keep children safe.

ACT Today! has a specific fund for safety equipment and we provide grants for behavior therapy which actually teaches children from wandering.

For more information about ACT Today, visit www.act-today.org.