C.A.R.D. Celebrates 20 Years!


The Center for Autism and Related Disorders Presents

20th Anniversary, Star Studded, Black-Tie Gala

Grammy Winner Macy Gray to Headline Star Studded Gala


Grammy Winning Artist Macy Gray (Performance)
World-Renowned Autism Expert/Behavior Analyst
Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh (Honoree)

Red carpet for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc,
the world’s autism treatment center, 20th Anniversary
Black-Tie Benefit Gala

Saturday, September 25, 2010
6:00pm - Press Check-In, entrance of Park Plaza Hotel
6:30pm – Arrivals begin. Red Carpet at entrance of Park Plaza Hotel

All attendees will be asked to display PHOTO ID
in order to participate in the event.

Video Cameras are not allowed during Macy Gray’s performance.

The Park Plaza Hotel - 607 S. Park View Street - Los Angeles, California
Self - Park. No Validation. Valet Parking Optional.

CONFIRMED GUESTS (as of Sept. 07):
Emmy Winner Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”), Actor Max Burkholder (Emmy Nominated Show “Parenthood”), Actress Ariel Winters (“Modern Family), Actress Lorraine Toussaint (“Saving Grace”), Actor Barry Shabaka Henley (“Flash Forward), Tila Tequila (Reality Star), Leeza Gibbons (Entertainment Reporter/Host), and more surprise celebrity guests.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Actor Kelsey Grammer, Talk Show Host/Comedian Howie Mandel, Actor Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”), Actress Camryn Manheim, Actress Jane Kaczmarek, Oscar Winner Ken Howard, Actress Annette O’Toole, NBA Champion/Actor John Salley, Grammy Winning Artists The Dixie Chicks, Actor/Model Antonio Sabato, Jr., Entertainment Reporter Jerry Penacoli, Comedian John Mendoza, Retired Racecar Champion Charles Downes, Actor Ron Masak, Entertainment Reporter Tina Marie Tyler, Actress Leven Rambin (“Scoundrels” and “Grey’s Anatomy”), and Actress Mariel Hemingway.

Dr. Jim Sears (“The Doctors” Talk Show)

Funds raised go toward Autism Care and Treatment Today (ACT Today!), a non-profit organization that provides funds for therapy, biomedical treatment, social skills groups, protective helmets and more to children with autism whose families can not afford the necessary tools for their child to live a productive life or reach their highest potential.

Macy Gray: “Autism is a global issue that challenges the very fiber of humanity. As a mother and an artist, I support those families and communities struggling to secure treatment while preserving dignity. I support CARD for making therapies available to those who lack the financial means .”

Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh: “When I began my career, the incidence rate of autism was 1 in 10,000. Today, it’s 1 in 110 children. This is an epidemic that we as a society are not keeping up with. So many children would benefit from treatment, but they have zero access because of lack of funding or qualified clinicians. This is not acceptable. Autism is treatable. This is why I started CARD 20 years ago, and is why I’m so passionate about spreading treatment globally.”


Daphne Plump Event Producer 661.478.6512
Helaine Ross Publicist 310.246.1872

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