October 3rd, 2009
The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage
Santa Monica City College
1310 11th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
5:00 p.m. - VIP & Celebrity Pre-Show Reception
6:30 p.m. - Doors open for VIP and Special Guest Red Carpet Pre-show Reception
7:00 p.m. - Doors open to theater for General Admission
7:30 p.m. – Acts of Love performance and Awards Presentation
9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. – After Party
A Literary and Musical Celebration of those who make a Difference in Our Community
Join us for the seventh annual star-studded Acts of Love. An ensemble cast will perform an array of readings and quotes all in celebration of champions in the Autism Community. Through ticket sales, sponsorship and donations, the event is projected to raise more than $100,000 for autism research and treatment.
Acts of Love 2009 is a one-night only awards reception to celebrate those who have made a difference in the Autism Community. Awards will be given to remarkable champions in the following categories:
Shawn Ryan ("The Shield")
Shawn Ryan worked as a writer and producer on such shows as “ Nash Bridges” and “Angel” before creating and head writing “The Shield,” which in its first year won the Golden Globe for best dramatic series. It is also notable for having a prominent character affected by autism.
Bob & Lynn Koegel (UCSB)
Dr. Robert Koegel has focused his career in the area of autism, specializing in language intervention, family support, and school integration. He has published over two hundred articles and papers relating to the treatment of autism. Dr. Lynn Kern Koegel is the Clinical Director of Autism Services in the UCSB Autism Research Center and the Director of the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Center for Asperger’s Research. The Koegels are the developers of PivotalResponse Treatment which focuses on motivation.
(Autism Specialist at Westside Regional Center)
Soryl Markowitz, LCSW is the Autism and Behavior Specialist at Westside Regional Center, where she has been a staff member for 20 years. She has been working with individuals on the autism spectrum since the early 1970’s and collaborates with families, service coordinators, education agencies, community agencies and organizations, as well as behavior providers to create and provide appropriate, effective services for individuals.
Jay Nolan Family Services
Jay Nolan Community Services has supported individuals since 1975 with social, residential, recreational and employment programs that provide individuals with valued roles in their chosen communities, based on person special needs and aspirations.
Scheduled to appear!
* Adam Arkin (“Hitch,” “Chicago Hope”)
* Austin Butler (“Aliens in the Attic”)
* Michael Chiklis (“Fantastic Four,” “The Shield”)
* Gary Cole (“Mozart and the Whale,” “Entourage”)
* Michaela Conlin (“Bones,” “Enchanted”)
* Carla Gugino (“Watchmen,” “American Gangster”)
* John Heard (“Home Alone,” “Prison Break”)
* Mary McDonnell (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Donnie Darko”)
* Debra Messing (“Will & Grace,” “The Starter Wife”)
* Alfred Molina (“Spider Man 2,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark”)
* CCH Pounder (“The Shield,” “Orphan”)
* Amanda Seyfried (“Mamma Mia,” “Jennifer's Body”)
* Lynn Whitfield (“The Josephine Baker Story,” “Eve's Bayou”)
* Keith David (“Crash,” “The Princess and the Frog”)
*Performers subject to change
Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors:
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment
20TH Century Fox Television, FOX Broadcasting Company & FX
Shamrock Holdings Inc.
The Walt Disney Company
Sheri and Roy P. Disney
Napa Valley Grille
Gendler & Kelly/Larry Shuman
Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP
Click here to view the 2009 Acts of Love Promo Reel