WHO IS Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)?
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 U.S. 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 be.
95% of TACA services are provided at no cost to families. TACA currently serves over 18,000 families with much needed programs, educational services and support. TACA began serving Southern California families in 2000. Today, TACA is adding on average 500 new families needing support and core programs every month.
What TACA Provides:
TACA provides REAL HELP NOW to families living with autism. Over 26,000 families across the U.S. rely on TACA to provide the following:
- Parent education and support meetings in 28 locations
- One on one parent mentoring
- Call in, email, web site and LIVE CHAT parent support & information
- Physicians training
- Necessary scholarships & emergency funding for families in crisis, & adopt a family programs for families in need
- Social events for families affected by autism
- Parent education guide filled with best practices to get families up & running to best help their child
- Free Resource libraries
- Resource directory with over 10,000 providers of products & services
- And a place to go for RESPONSIBLE HOPE for their children
Autism is a devastating neurological and biological disorder that typically affects children between the ages of 18 months to five years. Autism currently affects 1 in every 91 children in the U.S., it is estimated there are almost 2 million people in the United States alone with autism. Autism affects each individual differently and at varying levels of severity. Some people with autism are severely affected, cannot speak, require constant individualized care, and are never able to live independently. Others have less severe symptoms, can communicate, and eventually acquire the necessary skills to live independently.
Symptoms of Autism – typically, autism affects individuals in five key areas:
- Communication (verbal and non-verbal)
- Social skills
- Medical Issues
TACA believes in early diagnosis, intensive therapies and medical intervention for children affected by autism. With early intervention, medical treatment unique to each person’s needs and necessary support services for families, many children can improve greatly and some can recover from their autistic symptoms. We believe the future is not defined for children affected by autism. Hope and recovery is possible.
What has JACK FM & TACA accomplished together?
Since 2006, Jack FM & TACA have partnered in six separate events including: Jacks First Show, Jacks Second Show, Jacks Third Show, Jacks Fourth Show, Jack’s Fifth Show and the Jack Open Golf Tournament. TACA has benefitted greatly from being included in these Jack FM activities.
Together we have touched over 70,000 people at these events with announcements, the TACA message, and autism disease awareness. Countless others heard the radio spots on Jack FM.
Each of these events has had the Jack FM signature of fun, while at the same time educating a large audience and helping to raise the necessary funds to provide programs for families affected by autism.
This partnership has been incredibly successful for TACA and we are so grateful for the support.
Official Website: talkaboutcuringautism.org