Today is Veteran's Day in the United States and in honor of military veterans today's Autism Light is a charitable organization that helps military families cope with autism. ACT Today! For Military Families is based in Tarzana, California. It is a special campaign of ACT Today (Autism Care and Treatment Today), which was founded in 2005. Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson has served as the Executive Director of ACT Today for the past 3 years. ACT Today! For Military Families is an Autism Light because of the difference their grants are making for military families that are dealing with autism.
1 in 88 children from military families in the United States have autism. This is 12% higher than the national average (1 in 100). The following is a video about the work of ACT Today! For Military Families that features the campaign's theme song, "Maybe Tomorrow" by Robbin Thompson.
Below is an inspirational video that shares the real life stories of three of the families that have been touched positively by the support from today's Autism Light, ACT Today! For Military Families.
Contact: To contact ACT Today! For Military Families you can call 877-9ACT-TODAY or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate: You can donate directly to ACT Today! For Military Families through their online system at https://www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.org/templates/inside/donatenow.aspx.
Events: On April 7, 2012 ACT Today! For Military Families will hold their 2nd Annual Walk/Run and Family Festival in San Diego, California.
Social Media: You may follow ACT Today! For Military Families through the ACT Today social media areas.
www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.org. Military families may apply for an autism grant at this link.
As a parent of a child with autism I know the pressures are tremendous, but I can not imagine the added stress that our military families go through with having to adjust to frequent relocation (and changes of service providers for their autistic children) and the separation of one of the parents from the family because of deployment overseas. On this Veterans Day we say thank you to our military families. And thank you to ACT Today! For Military Families for being an Autism Light to these well deserving and needy military families.
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