Talk About Curing Autism

Rating: 4.96 stars   77 reviews

Address:

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 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

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(949) 640-4401
www.tacanow.org

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
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.

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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  

Excellent, responsive, caring and professionally run organization. Provides fantastic support to members.

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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I am a pediatrician and have been helping families with autism negotiate the confusing world of treatment options for over 10 years now. I am privileged to work in the same area where TACA first got its start, and was at one of the very first physician information meetings. Since that time, I have referred hundreds of families to TACA. There's nothing like an experienced TACA mentor parent to help guide a newly-diagnosed family through the maze of therapies and local school services. I can concentrate on the medical side of autism therapy, and put my patients in the very capable hands of TACA to guide them through everything else. From marriage counseling to legal information, from dietary and nutrional advice to playdates and coffee-talk gatherings, from social events and carnivals to medical conferences, TACA offers hands-on support through local chapters nationwide. TACA is, without exception, the most effective support group for families with autism and I will continue to work closely with them and refers all my patients to them for years to come.

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

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a scientist, clinician and author of book for parents and the general public called THE AUTISM REVOLUTION: Whole Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be (Harvard Health Publications/Random House) that explains the science behind practical, low-risk intervention strategies, I have thought long and hard about how best to address autism under the present circumstances, and it is my considered opinion that TACA cuts to the heart of the matter by offering parent-to-parent mentoring that can help parents find and actually implement thoughtful approaches for their own children. Autism has been called an enigma, a puzzle, a tragedy, a catastrophe and more. There is no broad consensus on its causes or cures. Yet many practical things can be done with knowledge we have right now. I hope the day comes soon when these approaches become part of a more concerted public health program to optimize the health and function of at risk and vulnerable children now. TACA is a model for making real, practical progress in the trenches in complicated chronic and neurodevelopmental conditions.

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

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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