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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EIN 27-0048002
(949) 640-4401
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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.

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

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Life-changing

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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.

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Life-changing

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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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