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
TACA also provides:
Spanish Outreach & Services
Parent Mentoring Program
In my role with Community Relations at Oakley, Inc. I have had the privilege of working with TACA for several years now. Initially, we worked with them in an employee engagement capacity. Our employees always loved volunteering with their organization and came back raving about the experience. TACA runs such impactful programs and provides much needed navigation services for families facing autism. They work with such compassion and expertise and have a truely essential impact on the community. The stories of those whose lives have been changed by TACA are countless. If I ever have a child with autism, I will be so glad to know that I can count on TACA. About a year and a half ago, Oakley launched a product collection with proceeds going to TACA. We did this because we felt we were in a unique position to raise awareness of this disease that affects 1 in 91 children. Our employees and athletes were very passionate and we wanted to step up and make a bigger impact. It's been great to see how our support has encouraged others to give and get involved!