Autism Youth Ambassadors (AYA)

Autism Youth Ambassadors
TACA is proud to collaborate with youths in the community wishing to volunteer their time in support of our Mission.

Autism Youth Ambassadors (AYA) work with TACA’s National Office to plan and implement strategies that will educate their peers about the rising incidence of autism and inspire others to join their efforts on behalf of TACA on their respective campuses (elementary, middle school, high school, college, etc.).  They also plan community fundraising efforts with the our guidance and volunteer their time at TACA events such as our annual Family Picnic each summer.

View Autism Youth Ambassador presentation here (PDF): Click here to view a PDF of the presentation.

View TACA National Office AYA Open House presentation here (PDF): Click here the view a PDF of the presentation.

Autism Youth Ambassador Summit

TACA held the inaugural Autism Youth Ambassador Summit in April 2012. Over 100 local youth ambassadors attended this important event to educate and inspire other teens and young adults about autism.

At TACA we want to thank these incredible individuals for their leadership and compassion to befriend others with autism, build more awareness and fundraise in their community. The world will be a better place with your help! THANK YOU!

Autism Youth Ambassadors


Here is a list of current participating schools:

(Check back as we add more schools)

  • Troy High School, Fullerton, California
  • Alhambra High School, Alhambra, California
  • Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo, California
  • Ayala High School, Chino Hills, California
  • Bismarck High, Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Canyon High School, Anaheim, California
  • Chennai International School (International), Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
  • Chino Hills High School, Chino Hills, California
  • Ciputra Suribaya Secondary School (International), Suribaya, Indonesia
  • Diamond Bar High School, Diamond Bar, California
  • Esperanza High School, Anaheim, California
  • Foothill High School, Santa Ana, California
  • I.P.H. Suribaya Secondary School (International), Suribaya, Indonesia
  • Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos, California
  • Madurai Secondary School (International), Madurai, Tamilnadu, India
  • Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana, California
  • Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, Minnesota
  • Newport Harbor High School, Newport, California
  • Northwood High School, Irvine, California
  • Rowland High School, Rowland Heights, California
  • San Clemente High School, San Clemente, California
  • Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton, California
  • Trabuco Hills High School, Mission Viejo, California
  • University High, Irvine, California
  • Valencia High School, Placentia, California
  • Walnut High School, Walnut, California
  • Wuhu First High (International), Wuhu, China