Talk About Curing Autism

Rating: 4.95 stars   64 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Health, Human Services

Location: 2222 Martin Suite 140 Irvine CA 92612 USA

Mission: Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help improve the quality of life for people with autism.
Results: TACA currently serves 45,000 families living with autism nationwide. We provide REAL HELP NOW to families and 95% of our programs and services are provided at no cost to families.
Target demographics: Families living with autism
Direct beneficiaries per year: 45,000 families living with autism
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: Talk About Curing Autism educates, empowers, supports and provides hope to families affected by autism through our: Parent Support Program, Mentor Program, Spanish Outreach Program, Scholarships, LiveChat Services, Webinars, the TACA Autism Conference (held on the West and East Coast), Legal Advocacy Clinics, Coffee Talks, Monthly Meetings, Education Events and Community Events. TACA has 31 Chapters in 25 States and holds programmatic activities across the country. All activities strive to improve quality of life for children with autism as well as their families and caregivers. Such support plays a vital role in helping families positively impact long-term health, well-being and quality of life for their children.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Never have I seen an organization so committed to helping families with children with autism. Their website alone is so full of incredible information! It's one stop shopping! I am so devoted to being part of this organization; they do such good work!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing! They have their ducks in a row!!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great organization. I have been help so many times by TACAs website and events. Highly recommend to anyone on the autism journey. Not only for parents, but anyone wanting information on autism.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a parent of twins with autism TACA has become my lifeline! HOPE becomes a verb with the insight I gain from TACA, plus I no longer feel alone as they are families who understand my struggles. My wish is that every family affected by autism will find TACA, my children are so much healthier thanks to their resources and guidance! Lisa Ackerman is my hero ❤️

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I can't even begin to put into words everything that TACA means to our family. At a time where all hope was lost in receiving my son's diagnosis of the dreaded "a" word everything seemed hopeless until we found TACA. TACA has connected us to a wealth of resources, information, people and best of all hope. Autism is just the beginning of a new journey and TACA welcomed us in with a warm smile and held our hand to help us get going. I'm extremely thankful and glad for all that TACA is, does and continues to do everyday for our community.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Taca is by far the best autism non profit for biomedical and all things autism. Very comprehensive organization

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

TACA has been the place that parents of newly diagnosed kids with autism have come for hope for years. I am honored to be a volunteer and help parents find their way on the path to recovery for their kids. As I watch my own daughter with autism grow and heal, I am inspired to help others do the same. Thank you TACA for being the light at the end of a very dark tunnel. I love you!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

TACA has extraordinary reach in the autism community, they have built and maintain a huge data set of proven resources and tools for getting newly diagnosed families with autism up and running quickly and support for families in all walks of life, all stages of grief and functioning. I like to think of TACA as a helping hand, a friend when you need one a sounding board when you need one, a shoulder to cry on, and concerned mentor that will help you so that you can help yourself and in turn help others. I'm proud to be a TACA mentor and grateful that they've got my back,

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

TACA has been a tremendous beacon of HOPE! The support and guidance this organization provides families goes far beyond what I initially expected. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE TACA!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am impressed with Lisa Ackerman, director of TACA and with the volunteers I met at the head office. They are focused and well organized. It's all about helping parents on the ground, on a day to day basis. I attended one of their conferences and spoke to parents there who were so grateful for the support they are getting. It's really amazing how much they are doing on a small budget.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was referred to TACA in 2009 right after my son got diagnosed with autism, he was not even three. If I had not found TACA my son would not have the services and therapies that he needs and I would be living an isolated life unable to access the community. I have learned so much about what services are in CA, IEP's, legal, bio-med, health, advocacy etc. I now volunteer my time at TACA to help families navigate this road we are all on together. Families affected by autism helping other families. Once you find TACA you are NEVER alone.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish more people would donate to TACA so we can help more families.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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