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Talk About Curing Autism

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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

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


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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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.


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


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!


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TACA representatives always take the time to answer the questions of struggling parents. This year I attended my first TACA GA conference. I brought home so much helpful information and new ideas to implement for my 25 year old son with autism.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TACA is the perfect example of how every nonprofit should operate. 95% of monies go directly into programs and support that help families dealing with autism. I used to give to Autism Speaks but stopped when I learned how much money is wasted on administrative expenses and sickened to learn how little Autism Speaks actually uses their funds to help those living with autism today.
If you want to make a difference, this is the nonprofit for you. These dedicated individuals (mostly volunteer) are changing lives.