A blog about resources for autism and care and treatment.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

VOTE for ACT Today!

ACT Today! needs your help...

We entered a project in the Give for Youth Challenge and now we need your vote. Only the top 20 projects with the most votes will get the chance to have their projects funded – and matched by Microsoft (up to $100,000 across all organizations).

Please take a second to cast your vote (by March 1st, at noon!), and please spread the word to anyone in your network.

The more votes we get, the better our chances to get this project off the ground! We need funding for this program to continue to offer it this summer (June 2013). Please take a minute to vote.

Instructions to vote:
1. Visit our project page at http://giveforyouth.maker.good.is/projects/autismfilmprogram
2. Click “Vote for this idea” to vote for me!
3. Log in with your GOOD account. (Or if you don’t have one, all you need is an email address or a Facebook account to register. You will be emailed a link that you need to click to verify your address.)
4. Once you've voted, you’ll see a notification at the top of the screen verifying your vote has been counted.

Cross your fingers - we'll find out on March 7th if we are in the top 20!

Here’s a quick description of our project: And Action! Providing Adolescents 
with Autism a Filmmaking Experience

ACT Today!’s Film Program is a 2 week program led by Inclusion Films in which 38-50 participants with autism, and up to 12 siblings, will make a 35-minute film. Participants will be introduced to many trades: animation, set design, script-writing, acting, prop/set building, wardrobe, make-up, budgeting and other tasks necessary for a film. They will learn the marketable skills of filmmaking, each leaving with a film credit, and an addition to their resume. For many, this will be their first experience of job training. Participants will reap rewards when the film is premiered at a red carpet event at the San Diego Film Festival, helping to shatter the misperceptions about the capacities of those with ASD.

So you can see why we’re so excited (and you should be too)!

This is a pretty amazing opportunity.

We hope you’ll help out.

Thanks for your vote!

ACT Today!