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Causes: Autism, Disabilities, Health, Human Services

Mission: The Autism Community in Action (TACA) is a U.S. non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Mission Statement: TACA provides educations, support and hope to families living with autism. Vision Statement: For every individual diagnosed with autism to lead an independent life.

Results: TACA currently serves over 72,000 members living with autism nationwide. We reached over 300,000 in 2019. 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 54 children and their families affected by autism

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 72,000 helped through our programs and 300,000 reached

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 Community Events Parent Mentoring National Conferences in California and Georgia Webinars and online parent education

Community Stories

162 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA has been a key and best resource on my journey learning about autism. I was so overwhelmed at the start but once I got connected to there mentor services and coffee talks I met a lot of wonderful people. This journey is not an easy one so I felt like this was my knowledge support group. There events are wonderful as well.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found TACA when my daugther was 5 years old She was non verbal, cried a lot , walked on tipy toes, spin her toys and herself, did not respond to her name, no eye contact ..etc. Her doctors said it was a severe case also that all her symptoms were associated with ASD and the only thing we could do was taking her to regular therapies for kids with these kind diagnosis. TACA provided me with so much education about her diagnosis I signed up for a mentor I found out that she had underlying medical issues that were treatable. I decided to go to the National Conferences in California I found so much HOPE education, inspiration and friendship from other parents that I decided to volunteer as a Mentor. Biomedical interventions help finding answers for my daughters path to recovery.. She started to be verbal when she was 7, She is very aware of her surroundings, she is not in pain anymore, she likes to make friends and enjoy their company. She is very happy. She is 10 now .We know we need to be prepared for puberty and all years to come but we are not scared like before , We are not alone. We have found TACA and will be forever GRATEFUL. Truly love TACA

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Taca is the most comprehensive and useful autism source. Rather than just support groups it provides resources and answers and hope for families

2 Gina T.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I thought I knew about Autism because I was a special ed teacher and an ABA therapist. However, when I became a mother of a child with autism, it was a new level of Autism that I needed to research, learn, apply, grieve, and accept. I remembered going to a TACA conference once when I was a special ed teacher, so I looked up TACA and found that there is a chapter in my state. I applied for mentorship program, and when the mentor connected with me, a whole new world opened up about biomedical interventions, which I did not consider much as a teacher. It was the encouragements from other TACA moms, mentors, webinars, and FB forum that helped me to keep on research, and not lose hope. My daughter has made a HUGE progress in the last 2 years, so much that many people do not know that she is on the spectrum. I love sharing with other parents about our journey so that they can be encouraged and have hope as my TACA mentor moms have shared with me. I am forever thankful for selfless volunteer moms who mentor me, admins the FB forum, share the webinars, etc. because they have changed our lives as a family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

TACA mentors have shared their time with me to explain about the state sponsored health insurance for my daughter with ASD, and now she has two insurances to cover 100% of her medical bills, including ABA, OT, PT, and play therapy. TACA mentor has helped me to understand about MAPS doctors, and I have seen my daughter improve in her health with a HUGE POSITIVE CHANGES that makes all other therapies much more successful. Their moral support, the information resources, and stories filled with hope gives me hope for our family and I can’t help but to share this organization to other parents with children with ASD and pay it forward by volunteering to share resources, support, and hope with other parents.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

TACA has changed our family's life in so many ways especially early in our sons diagnoses. When your child is diagnosed it can seem if everything is coming at you at once, and its one of the most overwhelming feelings you can experience. TACA helped make sense of it all and we never really felt alone. All I've ever wanted is to be able to see everything thing available for my son, and then we can decide what works best for us. TACA delivered that for our family. Whenever we have a family reach out to us who is early on in their journey we always ask them to start with TACA. This organization is truly making an impact in the autism community.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

We absolutely love supporting TACA. From the coffee talks, 3 day conferences and journey guides, we know that by supporting TACA, they are able to help so many families facing the lifelong journey of autism including our own.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TACA is a wonderful organization that provides both support and education for parents of children with autism. I always look forward to the TACA Coffee House events here in Michigan. Thank you for all you do and to those who volunteer.

1 Gammicca

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our journey with Autism began with our son's diagnosis over twenty five years ago. We as a family, and our son as an individual living with Autism, would never be where we are today without the support of TACA. The Journey Guides have been a road map for us to follow as our son progressed across the spectrum from very significantly impacted to now a very staunch advocate for his rights and those of others with disabilities. He's surpassed our expectations and even reached many of his own dreams. That could never have transpired without TACA's support and that of the organization and its amazing volunteers. As a result, Carolyn has become a volunteer mentor and state Co-Coordinator assisting families as we once was were due to the gratitude felt by our family to this amazing organization. We know too we will always have support, a shoulder if needed, the information needed to assist both our son and family, but most importantly the hope we need daily.

Thank you TACA and all who have support us, this organization, individuals with ASD and their families and communities.

The Gammicchia Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son was diagnosed with severe autism as a child. We were given no hope or direction from medical professionals who told us to concentrate on our other son because we’d most likely have to institutionalize him prior to the age of two.

Thankfully we didn’t listen and found TACA. Families supporting families have assisted us to not only suppprt our son with autism, but our entire family.

Hope is a powerful verb and it worjs! Thank you TACA for all you’ve done and to all of the staff and so many volunteers who give of themselves daily, much appreciation!

❤️

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3 NancyK55

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Long before I ever volunteered for TACA, I received help from TACA. It is overwhelming to have a child diagnosed with autism. There are so many things to learn. What drew me to TACA is that they provide real help with all areas pertaining to Autism. Diet, medical, school, therapies, etc. It was, and still is, the best way to get help from knowledgeable people who "get it."

3 Bear Q.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One if the best group of people helping grass roots families in need. The community work with individual families and network they have created is nothing short of amazing.

3 Glenn W.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Our company, IonCleanse by AMD, has worked with TACA for the past 5 years and we are honored to have such a strong relationship with such an incredible organization! From the leadership down to all of the volunteers, this organization exudes integrity, honesty, and compassion and is one of the best nonprofits I have ever known.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

My restaurant group is HONORED to have TACA as the recipient of our donation for the VIP Event for every location opened in the past year. The support that TACA provides families living with autism is incredible in every way. As a restaurant focused on families and healthy eating, we make a SUPERB partnership and we look forward to continuing to support TACA with every new location, so that TACA can continue supporting families! Knowing that their work is so amazing, there is no better feeling than helping the team at TACA!!

3 Heather G.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The absolute best! Honestly can’t say enough amazing things about them and all they do!!

2 April Byrd J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA has been very helpful to my family with figuring out how to help my kids get the supports they need. The programs they offer provide a lot of valuable information for families to help with school/education support, medical support, family support, and events that allow our kids to just be kids and we all look out for each other. It's a families supporting other families. It's a great resource for parents who are struggling to get a handle on autism and how to help our kids function in the world.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TACA was there when I needed an emotional life raft. When you find out your child is ill, finding yourself amidst mothers and families who have been there is a huge blessing. These women lifted me up and helped me find my feet again. They love my children as their own. They host monthly coffee talks where we check in and help each other on the journey. I now volunteer with TACA to be that resting place for other mothers. It’s a wonderful, love driven nonprofit.

4 Tiffany J.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When every physician we met with said there was no hope for our children, TACA stood up and said that there was!! I am beyond grateful that we found TACA and didn’t listen to the others! Our boys are thriving because of the support, education and community that TACA offers! We are #TACAstrong

3 Jessaggie04

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TACA has been a lifeline for me since I first stepped foot in a Coffee Talk. I received a free journey guide and began friendships that will last a lifetime! My son has made tremendous gains and now I volunteer to help others navigate life with autism.

3 Jackie28

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TACA is an incredible organization offering families living with autism hope, information, and support! I am eternally grateful to have come across it over 10yrs ago! My 15yo son no longer qualifies for the diagnosis of Autism, and my 14yo has come incredibly far - because of the information and support I've gained from TACA. Forever thankful, and HOPEFUL

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found TACA in 2007, while desperately looking for answers on how to help my then 4 year old. I have learned all I have and my son has come as far as he has because of TACA and their volunteers. I joined TACA as a volunteer parent mentor because I want others to get from TACA what I did and continue to do. My son, who is now 8 years old, no longer meets the criteria for autism. He is completely age appropriate socially and in all areas of speech. He would not be there without the support and information I learned from the many angels I met at and through TACA.

4 Silvia M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since the last 9 NINE YEARS TACA has given my family HOPE and Never giving up! The wealth of information like no other autism organization has given support and knowledge to my family so I use the tools to help my boys achieve the impossible in their life and especially a better quality of
Life!

Even in Spanish support!!!

I have been volunteering to pay it forward

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with TACA since 2010! Volunteering as much as I could since, my boys wouldn’t ever engage with me of my husband. As if they had no soul in their eyes. Trapped in their own body. Today we have better days than bad days thanks for TACA. 8 years later going strong! I know give back nexus their is #HOPE for everyone!❤️

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA is amazing. Everyone is so supportive, knowledgeable, and so committed to helping others. I've learned so much, and as a result I've been able to help my son in so many ways.

6 Jill P.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA is hope. A guide, to get started and for continuing to find the way. Having access to a parent also living this life is invaluable. My TACA mentor has been such a help to me over the years. She has given so much informational support, but also emotional support. Whether it’s been 2 days or several months, she always listens and jumps in with a good attitude and sound advice. I can’t count how many times I’ve said, ‘My TACA mentor says...’ Thank you TACA!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA is an amazing organizations with funds raised going directly to parents in form of education, events, and scholarships, unlike some of the other autism nonprofits. I love the conferences, monthly coffee talks, and the mentor program. TACA is truly autism parents serving other autism parents.

4 Khadijah A.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA has been an instrumental part of my son’s recovery. My mentor has been an amazing support for me. TACA has also enabled me to have a community of support from other moms that has been invaluable. I am so thankful for them.

4 Tyler L.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

According to doctors, our son was now just a diagnosis on a piece of paper with a long list of nevers. He’ll never speak, never say I love you, never read or write, and he’ll never integrate in school. TACA was the first resource I found when searching for hope and they have proven to be the most valuable in the 9 years since that diagnosis. Our son is speaking, reading, has friends now, and has a life we were told was impossible. This is what TACA does. They show up for parents with meaningful resources like in person meetings, mentors, and guides to help you navigate and demystify autism. They saved our family and we work every day to pay that forward, because it was a priceless gift that no donation I make could ever repay. TACA is simply the best and because of them, more families will get the chance to beat the odds and have hope.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

While our autism families are wildly different, a lot of us have similar stories that have found TACA. Birds of a feather, as they say. TACA has been a beacon of light when I felt I was in darkness. It is an organization for my family that gives me options, solutions and most importantly HOPE! TACA really came into my life when I needed it the most. I am consistently impressed and INSPIRED by the parents I meet in coffee talks and in seminars. TACA is my tribe. ❤️❤️ -Olga

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TACA was the first organization that gave my family the guidance we needed after my son was diagnosed. I am now a volunteer for TACA. This organization is amazing! You’re never alone on this journey with TACA!

3 Christi O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Autism Community in Action is the most selfless, helpful, passionate, giving organization I've ever known. The great majority of their leaders are 100 percent volunteers, just trying to share what they've learned the hard way, to help others have an easier path and help all children thrive to their fullest potential! A very worthy and inspiring organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

TACA is a truly selfless organization. It's Families helping Families. Nothing to be gained but to see other families thrive and improve. The goal grew out of families affected by Autism wanting to share, to help one another do the best for themselves and affected family or friends that they can. As it's grown, that goal has not changed, but the power and reach of TACA has! I LOVE this organization and am proud to volunteer as part of it. Every week, if not every day, I see people helped as part of this great organization!

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3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Have you ever had that moment when you’ve found your tribe? That is what TACA has been to our family through online resources, parent mentors, local coffee talks, and incredible conferences bringing the best minds and hearts under one roof for education and connection. The thing I hear most from parents is how isolating this journey can be. TACA, more than any other resource breathes life back into families and creates community on this path. I’m honored to share our Journey Guide resource at Coffee Talks and even more blessed by the leadership of TACA.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TACA has been an invaluable resource for our family in finding solutions and information for my child!

4 mrspicardal

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my son was only 18 months old he already had early intervention therapy for speech, occupational, psychological and intensive behavior therapy. It was extremely overwhelming for me as a new parent. The criticism came from all sides- family, friends and strangers.
I felt defeated until I found TACA and other parents who not only understood my child’s behaviors, but guided me to the exact services and support he needed.

TACA helped my child blossom to the happy and social, pre-teen he is today. I am forever grateful for the resources and support we have had from TACA for the last 7 years.

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5

Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA has been such a huge support to me and my family! I would not have been able to get my son the help he needed if I had not found TACA! My son has made so
Much progress with the support of TACA! Thank you TACA for all you do for Autism families!

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3 VanessaS

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TACA was the first organization that truly helped guide our family and give us endless hope and support after our sons autism diagnosis over a decade ago. I currently proudly volunteer for TACA and support families in my county. TACA is changing families lives for the better everyday

2

Donor

Rating: 5

TACA is a game changer! As parents with a 23 year old with ASD we were constantly searching for the latest in resources for our daughter. I attended a 3 day TACA national conference a few years ago and could not believe the amazing resources/studies right before my eyes. From that point on I joined my local TACA coffee talk group and have found such amazing support and information during our monthly gatherings. TACA is without a doubt the best national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families going through the ASD journey by providing resources and offering ongoing support.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA was there for me when my son was diagnosed with autism at age 2, I wish all parents knew about this amazing organization and all the amazing staff and volunteers that are available to help you navigate your child’s options. It is literally my dream that upon an ASD diagnosis, neurologists would hand parents TACA’s Journey Guide and let them know there’s hope and they’re not alone.

4 Jennifer I.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA has been my family since my daughter's diagnosis. All you have to do is ask and you have an amazing group of parents and professionals to help you figure out how to help your child. TACA is unique because they truly share the daily struggles, triumphs with you. On days that you are in tears they are there, on days you are elated with the progress your child has made they are there. Such a blessing.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TACA saved my son’s life!!! I cannot thank you enough for helping me bring my son back!! I ❤️❤️❤️❤️ TACA!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA has been a life line to our family for over 9 years now. Support ,education, coffee talks, autism friendly events - we have been fortunate to have enjoyed so many positive experiences. We also were lucky to receive a scholarship and meet a wonderful doctor who has become a part of our autism community. I can't express how much TACA has meant to us, and as a family with 3 affected kids we can use all the positive support we can find. Thank you for all you do for our families TACA!

5 Francheska E M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We Love TACA!!! My family and I get so much support, educational information and great events for our family to attend! I don’t know where we would be without TACA! They have helped so much! Thank you TACA for all you do! I am now in a place I can give back and have recently become a TACA Mentor! So glad to be part of the TACA team!

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TACA has absolutely changed my whole family for the better. When my son was diagnosed with Autism, a friend told me that I had to go to a TACA meeting. Before that, I was lost and alone. Once I got there, I was lifted up by a community of other autism parents who could guide me with their "been there/done that" expertise that has made our journey so much easier. TACA gave me the resources and confidence to help my son deal with his medical issues and educational struggles. He is doing so much better and I owe it all to TACA!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was diagnosed with autism in 2008 at age 2. After the diagnosis, my husband and I felt completely overwhelmed and alone. It wasn't until a TACA mom spotted us at a birthday party and asked if our child had a diagnosis. She lead us to our first TACA coffee talk. From that moment on, we were not alone. We had support, we had guidance and we had a plan. At the first meeting, I was giving a magnificent Journey Guide which I still rely on to this day. It was filled with information on all things about treating autism. And even better, I have a community of families who have been through the same things we are going through. I have monthly Coffee Talks and meetings, as well as a nationwide community through TACA's yahoo groups. Whenever I have a questions, I just e-mail it to the group and by the end of the day, I have an answer from someone who has the answer. Without TACA, my child simply wouldn't have made the gains he has. He has gone from a non-verbal, uncommunicative toddler without eye contact and with serious behavior issues to an incredibly verbal, smart, funny and loving boy who amazes us every day. TACA guided us to the best traditional therapies and providers for us, the GFCFSF diet (which was the first step in his recovery) to other biomedical treatments. We were lucky to receive one of TACA's scholarships to see a MAPS/DAN! doctor. Now we have a traditional and biomedical protocol that is actually healing our son. Thanks to TACA and doctor advice, we started B12 shots for our son on January 1, 2012 (almost a year ago). At that point he had simple 5 word sentences and limited eye contact. The morning after the first shot when we came into his bedroom, he looked us straight in the eye and said, "Good morning Mommy and Daddy. I'm playing with my Harry Potter legos. Would you like to join me? It's lots of fun!" We were speechless. And we are grateful. And now I am a TACA mentor. I want to share this information that only families with Autism have acquired. Thank you TACA! TACA is the best thing that has happened to us since Autism!

5 Scott B.4

Donor

Rating: 5

When my son was diagnosed with autism, we didn't know where to turn for help and everyone we talked to gave us conflicting advice. 12 years later, I'm amazed at how TACA has truly changed the landscape and the lives of these children. Our kids are less sick and less impaired because of TACA. Thank you for being such a blessing to us and others!

4 Jacqueline G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA has offered my family support, advice, and opportunities for both myself and my son. Discovering I had a community to turn to was one of the most important things that helped info my son's recovery and I still learn more from them every. Single. Day. Thank you TACA!

2 Natasha L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love how TACA has amazing resources to help inform and support families affected by Autism. The fact that they have a growing number of chapters throughout the US, means they are supporting these same families on the local community level!
I am a volunteer for TACA and I'm happy that I can help mentor families through the early stages of diagnosis and finding community and state resources that they NEED to help their child(ren). What a great benefit to the autism community!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without TACA my son would probably not be alive. Literally. Families need groups like TACA to help them help their children. The guidance and support this group has provided over the years is immeasurable. Parent Mentors, grants, training, recommendations for providers. I could go on and on. The website is hands down the most comprehensive and informative place for autism that exists. I have been grateful for all TACA has done for my my family in the past 16 years.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The support I received through TACA has literally saved my son's life! We have been on this autism adventure for over fifteen years and I can honestly say the TACA team of talented volunteers have been there every step of the way. They have connected me to fabulous physicians, provided endless informative trainings, provided mentoring support, and helped with a scholarship recently when my son's illness forced me to leave my job as a single mom. Meeting LIsa back in 2003 and becoming part of the TACA family has been the best thing that could happen to us. We are TACA strong because of the fabulous support this group provides family each and every day.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Taca helped me during my time of need...a time when I felt alone and uneducated about my son's condition. It is a wonderful organization and it played a large role in leading us to recovery. I am so happy that I am now a volunteer mentor so I can work alongside this organization and their very important and life changing work.

3 Vanessa S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been on the autism journey with our son for over 9 years now. Before TACA we felt isolated, overwhelmed and desperately needed friendship, support and useful information to help us with our son. We found this and more with TACA. TACA's mentor program got us connected and we haven't looked back since then. That was when our son was just about 3. He is almost 12 now. Thank you TACA.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When my son was diagnosed at 2 1/2 we were devasted and trying to cope as well as we could as there were 2 other girls in our family that were 6 and 8 at the time and they needed us to. We needed emotional, medical, nutritional help and more and TACA helped us with all of that. I am now proudly a TACA mentor and do my best to help guide new families on this journey the way my mentor did 6 years ago. Thanks TACA

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA is an amazing organization that was helped my family and countless other families. When my son was little and going through intensive ABA, there was one Christmas when I realized that we didn't have enough money to buy my son's medicines, get him and toy and have a Christmas dinner. TACA adopted my family for the holiday and sent us 2 months worth of my son's meds, they sent toys, food and moral support - Basically they sent Christmas. I have never and will never forget that Christmas and what TACA did for us.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA is the reason our son went from non-verbal and severely delayed (over 50% across all areas) to a mainstreamed highly verbal elementary student. TACA is a group of people dedicated to helping other families find the resources and support they need to help their children affected by autism. The money goes to help families with everything from workshops, mentors, events, educational materials and professional advice. Most importantly it is a support network where you get not just the information you need, but a big hug from someone who REALLY understands. Sometimes, just knowing someone is there to answer your call and let you cry until you are done, is more valuable than anything else. But your mentor, won't let you drown in pity, they will also give you the kick in the pants to go back out there and fight. The people at TACA give you strength when you don't know if you can take another day.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What I love about TACA, (besides everything) is the community, love, and respect among the volunteers. Never have I seen such a great group of people who truly love each other, love what they do, and believe in what they do. They are truly a very devoted clan of families whose only mission is help other families with children diagnosed with autism.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

TACA is where you find answers when no one knows how to help you, your child and your family.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love being a volunteer for TACA and helping families because without TACA, my family--especially my son would not be where he is today. 6 years ago my son was non-verbal, have severe behaviors, eloped, and had extreme difficulty communicating. My TACA mentor (and a mother I adore and love to this day), helped me get the help and resources I needed to help my son. She introduced me to TACA and 5 years later I still enjoy volunteering and learning how I can further help my son and others. Autism is hard but my son works harder everyday and I will never give up hope for him. I love that once you find TACA, you are never alone..because it's true. I have made lifelong friends and truly amazing women who look up to and adore!! I love TACA!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA changed my life 16 years ago. When my son was diagnosed with autism I was devastated. When TACA Foind me they taught me how to
help my son it more importantly they taught me about HOPE

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a marriage and family therapist who works with families with special needs, I am continually referring families and individuals who need support to TACA. I am so grateful that TACA has so many resources available to families dealing with autism. The support and education and hope they provide to the autistic community is invaluable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

TACA changed our live, we were lost after my son ASD diagnosis 4 years ago, two months later I attended the first meeting of TACA Texas chapter and I got the best information ever, I got a plan and hope, it was eye opening, I was going to help my kid with better tools than just therapy. So far my son have been progressing everyday he came from being moderate on the spectrum to be able to start Kindergarten in General Education full time with minimum support. I have been volunteering for TACA for 3 years now and I think my passion is to help parents that are starting on this journey as I know the impact those TACA ladies made in our family and in my son's live. THANK YOU TACA

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TACA was there to offer hope and I so appreciate that the website has so much information for easy access but the real lifeline is being able to have a mentor who has been through this all already and being able to be with other parents wanting to have action and steps to take to help their child to be the best that they can be.

Thank you, TACA, and I can't tell you how many people I have helped by sending them the link to your diet page.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with TACA for over 10 years and am so impressed at the level of help they offer to families and at how well everything is organized. I get to show up and know what I am doing and where I am supposed to be. The support both in front and behind the scenes is phenomenal.

Thank you TACA for being Real Help Now for so many.

4 DrDeniseEckman

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional who has provided services to families with autism for almost two decades, TACA has proven to be an amazing organization providing information, support and hope to those who need it. TACA empowers and educates families to provide their children with the best access to treatment, professionals, and community resources to improve their quality of life. New members know that they have a community of mentors, family, and friends who not only know what it is like to be in their shoes, but have paved the way for them. My clients and their families have gained and accessed invaluable information and connections through TACA and is the first place I recommend for them to start. From conferences, webinars, parent support meetings, coffee talks to the yearly family picnic, autism-friendly events, and community outreach, TACA has provided a place of support and information for thousands of families across the country.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA has been a source of comfort, friendship, and support for our family for years. The purpose of TACA is clear: real help for families living with autism. Few organizations stay true to their mission. TACA is the exception, and exemplifies what it means to be a compassionate community organization. - Jo Ashline

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

TACA is amazing. Truly the best resource for families with autism. I volunteer for TACA because TACA has helped my own family so much and I am honored to pay it forward and do whatever I can to contribute to this extraordinary organization. TACA provides more direct help to families with autism than any other autism organization. When you join TACA you don't just get help, resources, and support. You get a new family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is an AWESOME organization! They have changed my family's life tremondously. The BEST place we found for helping my child years ago and now I am a volunteer helping so many other families.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Volunteer serving and helping families added by autism. Gives them so much hope and to never give up. TACA has helped my family tremendously and it helped my boys as well. Thank you TACA for all that you do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for TACA! Most caring parents and coordinators have and are still helping me with my own Journey to heal my two autistic boys. I pay it forward by doing the same and empowering parents, by giving them tools to succeed.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA is amazing! We support it any way we can and we have benefitted greatly from its support, services, and vast amounts of information and networking. We have two kids on the spectrum and the day we attended our first TACA conference was the day we felt hope and knew there was a network of parents who've walked in our shoes and can help guide us through this crazy journey. We never stop learning and TACA has been a huge piece of that. If anyone ever asks me about great organizations, this is the first to come to mind.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a parent TACA has gone to help with resources And events for kids:
Especially the TACA Coffee Talks helps supports parents like me

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA has provided so much knowledge for me to learn how to best advocate for my son. Their workshops, website and free publication guides have helped with topics from bathroom issues to dealing with a teen. I am so thankful for all the resources and support that they provide.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TACA is the only place I would ever recommend to a family with a newly diagnosed child with autism.
The help and education that goes directly to families is astounding and truly helps shorten the "learning curve" for treatments and therapies.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) has changed lives for many families I know, by changing outcomes for children with autism. I am a parent of a child with autism, and I was so impressed with the work that TACA does in the community that I am now a TACA donor and a contributor to the blog.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I don't have a child with autism, but I know many who do- I have been to many TACA events and know about the services they provide, and the true care they have for families affected by autism. A great resource for anyone who wants to know more about autism which is becoming all-too-common!