CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disorders) Sponsors Family Festival and Kids' Zone at 8th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families Event
The 8TH Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival expects to raise over $100,000 for military families with children with autism on Saturday, April 21ST, 2018, in San Diego.
SAN DIEGO - Feb. 14, 2018 - PRLog -- ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) announces that the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) will sponsor the family festival and kids' zone at its 8TH Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival, to be held on Saturday, April 21st at Tecolote Shores Park in Mission Bay, San Diego. The charitable event is open to the community and will benefit military families with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
ACT Today! is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide immediate and direct help to children with autism whose families cannot afford or access the necessary tools their children need to reach their highest potential. These tools include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, medical care, social skills programs, assistive technology, assistance dogs, and many more. Its program ACT Today! for Military Families (ATMF) was created in 2010 to extend support to military families with children with autism.
Participants of the 8th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival will enjoy a scenic 5k, 10k (both chip-timed) or 1 mile fun run. After crossing the finish line, they can celebrate at the family festival sponsored by the Center for Autism & Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD). The family festival features live music by Northstar, a local San Diego Band as well as a resource fair with over 35 vendor booths. There will be a wine and beer tent with wine provided by ONEHOPE Wine and beer provided by Stone Brewing Co. (for those 21 and over). The kids' zone, also sponsored by CARD, features activities for kids of all ages, including a bounce house, carnival games, face painting, arts & crafts, and even a quiet zone staffed by ABA therapists. The family festival is free to the public.
Founder of Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) and ACT Today!, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh said, "CARD is proud to sponsor this event for the eighth year. It is so important to help military families with children with autism. These donations make a huge difference in the lives of these families. Some families use this money to buy safety equipment, some use it to pay their co-pays so they can get more insurance coverage, and others use this money for medical treatments or lab tests that are not covered by their insurance, and many other needs. We are very proud to support our military families with this run."
Since 2011, the event has raised nearly $700,000 in autism care and treatment for military children. The event also celebrates National Autism Awareness Month and the Month of the Military Child.
For more information about the 8th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival, visit:http://www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.org/
About ACT Today!:
ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and funding 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.
About ACT Today! for Military Families:
ACT Today! for Military Families (ATMF), is a national program of ACT Today!. It was launched in July 2010. ATMF works to improve awareness and delivery of effective autism services, and provides financial assistance to military families to help defray out-of-pocket costs associated with autism treatments, services, and other quality-of-life programs. For more information about ACT Today! for Military Families, visit: www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.org.
About Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD):
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) was established in 1990 by Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh and is one of the largest organizations in the world providing interventions toward the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). CARD is known for its expertise in providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which is an empirically proven method for treating individuals with ASD, and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General. With over 3,000 employees across the nation, CARD's mission is to make a difference in the world by providing top quality, innovative, evidence-based and effective treatment to ensure that individuals fulfill their potential. For more information, visit www.centerforautism.com or call (855) 345-2273.