The 2018 Honorees

Joanne Lara

2018 Golden Cowgirl
JOANNE LARA
Autism Works Now!

Rose van Wier Hein

2018 Visionary
ROSE VAN WIER HEIN
Golden Heart Ranch

Richard Schiff

2018 ACTivist
RICHARD SCHIFF
Emmy-winning actor / producer / director from The Good Doctor and The West Wing

2018 Host
NICK BELARDO
Emcee

The ACTivist Award

Given to a figure in the entertainment industry who shines a spotlight on some of the prejudices and misconceptions held about people with autism and exemplifies the mission of providing necessary resources to help individuals with autism achieve their full potential.

​2017 – Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Olivia Newton-John, Shervin Roohparvar
2016 – Brian McKnight, Breanna Yde
2015 – Max Burkholder, Howie Mandel, Sharhonda & Shawn Stockman
2014 – Nolan Gould, Holly Robinson & Rodney Peete
2013 – Vin Di Bona
2012 – Joe Mantegna, Steve Mauldin
2011 – Tom Bergeron

The Golden Cowgirl Award

Given to a community activist who exemplifies the mission of providing necessary resources to help individuals with autism achieve their full potential.

2017 – Dr. Anna Guanche
2016 – Donna Kopelow
2015 – Sydel Lisi
2014 – Sophie Rose
2013 – Susan Campbell Cross
2012 – Kathleen Sternbach
2011 – Rebecca Grossman
2010 – Lisa Gutman
2009 – Lori Dorff
2008 – Shannon Farar-Griefer

The Visionary Award

Given to a community leader who exemplifies the mission of providing necessary resources to help individuals with autism achieve their full potential

2017 – Lily Hessami
2016 – Don Palazzo
2014 – Virginia Viola


For additional information, please contact Paul at 818-340-4010 or email paul@act-today.org