In May 2018, Recycle Free partnered with ACT Today! to benefit families impacted by autism. Proceeds for recycling services are donated to ACT Today!
ACT Today! is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism be able to achieve their full potential.
One in 59 children in America have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism is more common than juvenile diabetes, pediatric AIDS and pediatric cancer combined. Early and intense therapies have been proven to be effective yet most children go without them due to financial restraints. ACT Today! fills a necessary gap by providing assistance for these children today to ensure they have a better tomorrow.
Their goal is to introduce and help facilitate early and on-going treatment by providing the necessary resources (including referrals, funding and guidance) to individuals with autism and their families. Studies demonstrate that early and intense intervention is important when treating individuals with autism, yet sadly very few of the effective treatments are covered by medical insurance and families are often delegated to piece together a treatment program for their child via multiple funding sources. Often, the child with autism must go without vital interventions due to financial restraints. ACT Today! strives to provide necessary services so that each child with autism can reach his or her highest potential.
Since 2005, ACT Today! has helped more than 1,400 families and has distributed over $1.65 million dollars in grants through these unique programs:
- Special Needs Summer School Program
- Social Skills Learning Program
- Assistive Technologies Program
- Medical Help Today! Program
- Safety Today! STOP Autism Death by Elopement Program
- Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Today! Program
- ACT Today! for Military Families
- ACT Today! Español
To learn more about ACT Today! or make a donation, please visit their website at www.act-today.org