A blog about resources for autism and care and treatment.

Monday, March 26, 2012

ACT Today! Helps 87 Children with Autism


In the 1st Quarter of 2012, ACT Today! was able to help 87 children with autism receive vital care and treatments they wouldn't otherwise have access to. Approved grant requests include ABA Therapy, fencing for safety, summer camp, school support, bio-medical treatment, assisted technology, social skills, and speech therapy.

The 2nd Quarter Grant Period will be available from April 1st thru April 30th. 

For more information about the ACT Today! and ACT Today! for Military Families Grant Program, visit http://act-today.org/act-today-grant-program.php.

A lettter from Zachary's mother...
I cannot thank ACT Today! enough for awarding my son a grant to get him started with his Naturopathic doctor.  He had severe oral sensory issues that caused him to not want to eat....ANYTHING!!!  We had therapists coming to the house for over a year, but he did not show much improvement.  I could not help but think there were some stomach issues going on that prevented him from wanting to eat.  Within 2 weeks of seeing his ND he started eating cheerios and drinking from a cup.  Now, 2 months later he looks so much healthier, is trying some new foods and is interacting with people more.  If it were not for this support, we would not have been able to get him started with this physician that has helped him tremendously.  I can't wait to see what his future holds. 
Thank you,
Zackary’s Mom