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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Autism, Disabilities, Health, Human Services

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 48,000 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: The 1 in 68 children and their families affected by autism

Direct beneficiaries per year: 48,000 people through our outreach and programs.

Geographic areas served: Providing education, support, information and a community across the nation.

Programs: Parent Education and Support through: Chapter Meetings & Coffee Talks Education Events, Autism Journey Guides Website, Support Hotline & Live-Chat Services Community Events Parent Mentoring TACA also provides: Spanish Outreach & Services Parent Mentoring Program

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA has made the biggest difference in my life and my sons. Without the support of TACA I don't know what we would do. My son has made so much improvements in the 2 years I've been getting help from TACA. I tell everyone I talk to about how much TACA has helped our family. I have learned so much from other parents, the website and my TACA mentor. I always Thank God that I found TACA!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been involved with TACA since my son was diagnosed in 2004. Over the last ten years, TACA has provided me so much in education, support, and most importantly, hope. I have attended conferences, meetings, and coffee talks. Eventually, I became a mentor to help other parents. I'm writing this review as a client served because I feel that TACA has given me so much more than I could ever pay back by volunteering.

Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA does amazing work to connect families at all parts of their journeys through autism to the help that they need, whether it is another parent through their mentoring program or finding health practitioners, for example. Navigating services, therapies and treatments can be overwhelming. TACA really helps break it down for the family. Having these connections really speeds up the time the child gets the diagnosis to the time they find help. I can't say enough good things about this organization. I don't know where our family would be today without the help of TACA.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Getting connected with TACA was one of the biggest turning points in our journey through Autism. They provide so much detailed and useful information to families in a format that is not overwehlming. Their parent mentor program is also amazing. With TACA our family felt like they had gained a bigger family and were assured that we were not alone in this thing called Autism.

Client Served

Rating: 5

There is no other organization like TACA for families with kids with autism. They have so much information out there and mentors that are beyond helpful in this journey. They hold monthly meetings and coffee talks in my area and all the mothers are so incredibly nice.

Their website and resources online are impeccable. They have webinars often and will do anything to help if you ask.

Alice35

Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA and it's resources are the reason I was confident enough to put my son on GFCF diet; arguably the reason he is happy and pain-free today! Thank you TACA for this and the million other ways you support me in his recovery from autism.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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 ❤️

1 Michelle237

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love TACA! The services they offer to families are amazing. I received a camp scholarship that I was unable to use for my son, and they just held it for me until the next year. TACA is available to families 24/7 and the parent advice/information is unsurpassed. TACA has helped so many families!