Autism increased 30% between 2013 and 2014
IRVINE, Calif., April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism, announced today a lineup of events during April's "Autism Action Month" that are geared towards mobilizing caring citizens to take action to support families affected by autism. With 1 in 68 children in the United States diagnosed with autism, support for families is needed more than ever before. With it's "Superhero" social media campaign, and "National Autism Coffee Talk Day" TACA hopes to reach the masses to text to donate or show support for the person they know and love with autism.
"Thirty years ago, 1 to 2 in every 10,000 children were diagnosed with autism. Today, that rate has increased to an alarming 1 in 68, and the numbers continue to rise each year," said Lisa Ackerman, founder of TACA. "When a family receives an autism diagnosis there is a huge learning curve in therapies, medical intervention, diet, educational services and emotional support for the family. Our goal is to speed up the cycle time from diagnosis to effective treatments to recovery. Autism is treatable and recovery from autism is possible!" added Ackerman.
Autism is so common today that if it is not in your direct family, almost every U.S. citizen can say they know someone with autism or a family who is affected.
TACA has made it easy for anyone with a phone to support efforts to help families with the following programs:
"Autism Superhero" Social Media Campaign:
People are encouraged to click-to-donate any amount and take photos with TACA cards that say "Proud Backup to a Superhero: Autism Superhero" and post on social media channels with the following message and hashtags:
I know a kid with autism, he is my #autismsuperhero
Proud to back up a superhero! @TACAFoundation. Click to donate any amount: http://bit.ly/1Cb1Kwb and show your support for your superhero!
#autismactionmonth #autism #love #specialneeds #autismawareness #donate #accept #volunteers #beautifulkids
I know a kid with autism. He is my superhero! Please click to donate to @TACAfoundation to support. http://bit.ly/1Cb1Kwb #autismsuperhero
April is Autism Action Month. Take action and support your #autismsuperhero! Click to donate to @TACAfoundation http://bit.ly/1Cb1Kwb
National Autism Coffee Talk Day, Thursday, April 23
TACA will hold almost 60 "Coffee Talks" around the country on Thursday, April 23. These events are an opportunity for families affected by autism to learn about treatment options, be connected with professionals who can help them, obtain scholarships for treatment, and get emotional support from parent mentors.
Please go to http://www.tacanow.org/event-list/autism-coffee-talk-day/ to learn about a TACA "Coffee Talk" event near you.
Talk About Curing Autism is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. TACA's aim is to shorten the cycle from the suspicion of autism, to diagnosis, to effective treatments, thereby creating the best future possible for individuals living with autism. The organization currently serves almost 45,000 with an average of 600 new families joining TACA each month looking for support and best practices in autism.
Please visit: https://www.tacanow.org for more information.