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Who We Are

ACT Today's 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 throughout the United States. 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.

Our History

ACT Today! is the brainchild of several passionate people who believe that access to early, effective treatment is vital for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Together with Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, a leading provider of therapy to autistic children with over 25 years of experience, this group created ACT Today! in 2005 to do just as the name implies – take action immediately to treat autism. With an active board and a small staff, ACT Today! has steadily grown since its founding.

Not only does ACT Today! continue to distribute funds for treatment services but ACT Today! has also launched the first nationwide campaign to help military children who have autism as they have unique challenges. Military families must fight a war on two fronts, one overseas and one for their loved one with autism. This campaign is called ACT Today! for Military Families (ATMF).

In addition, ACT Today! builds awareness that effective treatments for children with autism do work. We do this via providing parental resources, news articles, blogs, and television appearances.?

To learn more about ACT Today! for Military Families, visit us at www.act-today.org/our-funds/act-today-for-military-families/

Our Mission

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.

Since 2005, ACT Today! has helped more than...

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Our Team. See All

Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh

President and Founder

Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson

Executive Director

Greg Anderson

Founding Member

William Cernius

Secretary and Founding Member

J Ocana

Treasurer and Founding Member

Our Stories. See All


We are humbled and so grateful to the ACT Today Foundation for gifting our son Xander with an IPad last year. This has been such a helpful tool that we can utilize in ABA Therapy, accessing programs and videos to assist Xander’s development and growth. Xander also enjoys using his IPad in stressful social situations. As a military family that moves frequently we appreciate when we find local programs that are so friendly, helpful and supportive. We are thankful for the part ACT Today has played in our sons journey. MORE

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Rodney Peete & Holly Robinson Peete

Rodney Peete & Holly Robinson Peete

Nolan Gould with Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson & Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh

Nolan Gould with Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson & Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh

Shawn & Sharhonda Stockman

Shawn & Sharhonda Stockman

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Get in Touch

Tel: 877-9ACT-TODAY or 818-340-4010

Email: info@act-today.org

Address: 509 Marin Street, Suite 123, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360