Talk About Curing Autism

Rating: 4.95 stars   64 reviews

Issues:

Location: 2222 Martin Suite 140 Irvine CA 92612 USA

Mission:

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) provides information, resources, and support to 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 people with autism be the best they can.


Results: As of December 2013, TACA serves over 38,000 families living with autism. We provide 12 free programs to families offering Real Help Now to a community in great need.
Target demographics: Families living with autism
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 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  

I've had the privilege of serving on the TACA Board for more than 4 years now. After my son was diagnosed with Autism 11 years ago, TACA was the one place I could find straight forward information and resources. As a marketing executive, I've been involved with many different charities and TACA continues to amaze me on what they are able to do with limited resources. Given some additional support, this could be one of the most impactful non-profits of our times.

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Life-changing

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2013

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My first encounter with TACA was in 2006 at a TACA Medical Breakthroughs Conference for parents. I am an attorney and was a vendor at the conference. Parents at that conference asked questions directly to nationally recognized physicians specializing in the care of children with Autism. This direct access was almost unheard of in 2006. I watched amazed as all the speakers were surrounded by parents with questions as they tried to exit the conference. For many parents, for the first time, they were getting information about how to care for their child in real time from doctors and other professionals who had answers. As a result, TACA immediately impressed me as a non-profit that was different: TACA wasn't about feel-good walks or distributing pamphlets to raise community awareness: TACA provided then and continues to provide today REAL HELP NOW for families who have a child with Autism through one-on-one parent mentors, medical and legal conferences, resource guides and nine other critical programs. It was my pleasure in 2012 to be asked to join the TACA Board of Directors to help guide this outstanding and much-needed organization that continues to give real help to an ever-growing number of families who have a child with Autism.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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