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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Discounted Disneyland Tickets!


Register with the Autism Society of San Diego
by September 21, 2012

Mickey & Minnie
The 2013 Disneyland Resort Community Involvement Program Information
 Ticket Prices for the 2013 program are as follows:

  • $46 ea. (ages 3 and over) for a 1-Day, 1-Park Ticket to visit either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure in one day.
  • $66 ea. (ages 3 and over) for a 1-Day Park Hopper Ticket to visit both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in one day.
  • Each ticket includes a $1 service fee.
  • Both ticket options include parking, normally $15.
Discounted tickets are available for the following dates (please note black out dates on the last week):

  • January 6-January 12, 2013 (Sunday to Saturday)
  • January 13-January 19, 2013 (Sunday to Saturday)
  • January 20-January26, 2013 (Sunday to Saturday)
  • January 27-February 2, 2013 (Sunday to Saturday)
  • February 3-February 9, 2013 (Sunday to Saturday)
  • February 10-Febrary 14, 2013 (Sunday to Thursday)
Procedure for registering for tickets through the San Diego Autism Society:

This year tickets may be purchased online, instead of by mail.

     1.  You can fill out an online form by clicking here OR send an email to the San Diego   Autism Society at sd.autismsociety@gmail.com.  In the Subject box type, "Disneyland Ticket Registration 2013".  In the body of the email type all of the following:       

    1. Full name of Individual with Autism and their Diagnosis
    2. Name of Purchaser
    3. Address of Purchaser
    4. Phone number of Purchaser
    5. Email of Purchaser
 2.   Your registration must include all information in order to be forwarded to           Disneyland. Incomplete registrations cannot be processed. 

  3.  You must register again, even if you registered last year, so that we can be sure we have updated contact information.   

 4.  You will receive an email invitation to purchase tickets from Disneyland by October. It will instruct you to go to a website to purchase the tickets.

 5.  If you do not receive an email, please check your spam filter as this is usually the only reason people have not received emails in the past. 

Online Ticket sales will begin on Monday, November 5, 2012.

Tickets are limited, so please order early.

 Registration for tickets with the Autism Society does not guarantee tickets.  This will depend on your timely response to the invitation to purchase tickets email sent from Disneyland.  Early ordering is encouraged as there are a limited quantity of tickets.

Tickets are available to anyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their immediate family members or caregivers who will be accompanying them to Disneyland. 

Registration closes with the Autism Society on Friday, September 21,  2012.  If you do not meet the deadline, you may still be able to get tickets through your SDRC Service Coordinator.

·         Please visit  http://publicaffairs.disneyland.com/CIP if you have any questions. 

 *The Autism Society San Diego respects your privacy and does not share your personal information with outside agencies.

Actor Joe Mantegna and Friends Help ACT Today! Raise Thousands for Military Children with Autism Through Golf Classic

ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide care and treatment to children with autism, announces its 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic presented by Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) raised $84,000. Net proceeds will benefit military children with autism. The tournament was held on August 27, 2012 at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, California. Actor Joe Mantegna (*”Criminal Minds”) hosted the tournament. Other celebrities in attendance included multiple award-winning singer/songwriter Brian McKnight, retired Major League Baseball 2-time All-Star pitcher and ACT Today! board member player Eddie Guardado, actors DB Sweeney ("The Closer"), Jason Gedrick (“Luck” and "Dexter"), Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules"), Robert Constanzo (“Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer”), and Geoff Pierson ("Boardwalk Empire").
Tournament hosted by actor Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”)
Multiple-award-winning singer Brian McKnight
Retired Major League Baseball 2-time All-Star pitcher and ACT Today! board member player Eddie Guardado with Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh

Actors Geoff Pierson ("Boardwalk Empire”), Robert Constanzo (“Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer”) and Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules”) with Nancy Alspaugh Jackson
Actor Jason Gedrick (“Luck” and “Dexter”) with Nancy Alspaugh Jackson
“The generosity of the players and the corporate sponsors this year is making it possible for ACT Today! to see more children with autism gain access to therapy, medical care, assistance dogs, special needs camp, tuition for special needs school, social skills programs, assistive technology, and even safety equipment,” says ACT Today!’s Executive Director Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson.

Lieutenant Bryan Martinez, United States Navy and Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Strayhorn, United States Navy with actor Joe Mantegna
Speakers Lieutenant Bryan Martinez, United States Navy and Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Strayhorn, United States Navy inspired the audience as they shared the personal challenges their families face raising children with autism while serving their country. They highlighted the positive impact their children experienced as a result of ACT Today!'s Autism Film Program for Military Children and received a standing ovation from the audience. 
ACT Today! Founder/President/Autism Expert Dr. Doreenb Granpeesheh and ACT Today! Executive Director Nancy Alspaugh Jackson
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in every 88 children in America is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), making ASD more prevalent than juvenile diabetes, childhood cancer and pediatric AIDS combined.

The winners of the tournament, with First Place Low Gross: Johnny Bruce, Josh Eveland, Dave Carmel, and Dan Spiegal.

Corporate sponsors of the 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic include: Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), TWIW Insurance Services LLC, Land Rover Thousand Oaks, Vista Automotive Group, Newport/Naples Rib Company, Nate ‘n Al, Retirement Benefits Group, Howard Building Corporation, Special Spirit Inc., Swett & Crawford, Black Hill Farms & Family Vineyard, The Kuperstock Family, Kirsch, Kohn, & Bridge, LLP, The Tom Heymann Family, J & D Financial, Orion Risk Management Insurance Services, Inc., Calabasas Dental Care, Logix, Silver Star Automotive Group, Wild Sales Co., JTB Insurance Services, LLC, Lavaggio Auto Detail, and Vitality Golf.
Team TWIW Insurance Services: Tagg Baker, Dan Sweeney, Adam Phillips, Shayne Romero, Rick Toohey, Devin Toohey, Mitch Datlow, Chris Bannon
Team Land Rover: Phil Messuri, Owner Ken Greene, Bob Charney, Jed Dours, Eric Ford, Susan Murate

The 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic Committee Chairman is Josh Eveland of Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. and committee members Tagg Baker of TWIW Insurance Services, LLC; Jonathan Bruce of JTB Insurance Services, LLC, David Carmel of J & D Financial, golfer Greg Goad, Cal Lutheran Student Shayne Romero, Dr. Michael Spagnoli of Trillium Sports Medicine, Justin Walker of FTF Properties, Darin Wassmann of Retirement Benefits Group, and ACT Today! Founder/President Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh.

For more information about ACT Today!’s 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic and to view the event photo gallery, visit www.act-today.org/golftournament.
Tournament Public Relations Team: Stacey Price, Rose Xiao, Daphne Plump, 
Monica Peng
Singer Brian McKnight is interviewed on the Red Carpet before tournament.

Actor Joe Mantegna is interviewed by KCAL 9/KCBS 2 Los Angeles
Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh is interviewed by KCAL 9/KCBS 2 Los Angeles

About ACT Today!: 
ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing treatment services and support to families of children with autism who cannot afford or access the necessary tools their children need to reach their full potential. For more information about ACT Today!, visit: www.act-today.org.