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December 7th, 2017

New Survey Shows 1 in 36 US Children have Autism

The National Health Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released a new report featuring the parent survey rates of developmental disabilities including autism (1.)  This report should raise serious concern. Here is what the report found: “The previous 2014 survey demonstrated the rate of autism at 1 in 45 (2.24% of the U.S. population.) In […]

November 20th, 2017

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Hosts 11th Annual “Ante Up for Autism” Casino and Gala Event

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2000 that helps families living with autism navigate the challenges of the disorder. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the annual “Ante Up for Autism” casino and gala event, which will take place at the recently renovated Waterfront Beach Resort […]

November 20th, 2017

Disneyland carousel helps charities raise money for kids

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) — Hundreds of representatives from 13 Orange County-based children’s charities rode the carousel at Disneyland to raise money for kids in need. The “Carousel of Possible Dreams” event kicked off its fourth year as charity workers took turns spinning around as many as 50 times on the iconic ride. Get the full […]

March 31st, 2017

Why we must turn April into Autism Action Month

By Lisa Ackerman – Contributing writer for the OC Register Over the past 17 years I have served as the executive director of Talk About Curing Autism. TACA is a national nonprofit that is on the front lines of helping families that have children with autism. I have dedicated my life to understanding autism and […]

March 31st, 2017

TACA Urges All to Take Action During April’s “Autism Action Month”

(IRVINE, CA – April 1, 2017) – 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 […]

April 2nd, 2016

Addressing Autism Requires a Proactive, Conscious Tact

By Lisa Ackerman “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” -Mahatma Ghandi Autism is a devastating neurological and biological disorder that typically presents in children between the ages of 18 months to five years of age. It currently affects 1 in every 68 children (up from an estimated 1 in […]

April 1st, 2016

The New Autism Prevalence Rate is Not a Cause for Celebration

By Lisa Ackerman On March 31, 2016 the CDC issued their new official rate of autism per their latest survey (1.) The rate is 1 in 68 US children has a diagnosis of autism. For this first time in over a decade the rate compared to their 2010 survey results is flat. It is important […]

February 22nd, 2016

Why Would a Government Panel Question Universal Autism Screening? UPDATE

Why Would a Government Panel Question Universal Autism Screening? UPDATE Editors Note: this blog originally posted in August 2015. There are new updates to this story below. When a serious developmental disability increases from 1 in every 10,000 US children in 1970 to 1 in 68 in 2015, how should the government respond (1)? One […]

September 15th, 2015

The Annual Cost of Autism Continues to Soar

In May 2012, new figures were released to highlight a huge increase in the annual autism costs. Autism costs had soared to $137 billion a year (1). This represented a three-fold increase within the last decade. Fast forward 3 years and those costs have skyrocketed to $268 billion annually (2.)

August 10th, 2015

National TACA Autism Conference Offers Hope and Help to Families Affected by Autism

Recovery from autism is possible! This TACA conference will bring together leading experts in medical, education, legal and support services that are focused on helping children improve greatly and even recover from their symptoms.

April 24th, 2015

Grand Forks Herald – Grafton parents meet challenges of autism with determination

There was a time, when Charlie Kern was about 5 years old, that his parents kept a chart on their fridge where they recorded those moments when he spoke two or more words.

April 1st, 2015

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Urges Caring Citizens to Take Action and Support Autism Superheroes During April’s “Autism Action Month”

Talk About Curing Autism, 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.

February 4th, 2015

Our 15 Year Anniversary at TACA

Back in October 2000, an email was shared to invite families to the first TACA meeting for families living with autism that would take place in November. That one email has sparked families to find other like-minded parents to find hopeful treatments and therapies for their children.

December 6th, 2014

Talk About Curing Autism This Holiday Season

For the upcoming holiday season, TACA is hosting another event—Sensitive Santa in Irvine on Dec. 13.

July 14th, 2014

TACA Holds 11th Annual Family Picnic

Talk About Curing Autism held its annual family picnic on Sunday, providing a fun and safe environment for children and families affected by autism.

July 3rd, 2014

Autism experts respond to parents caging their child with autism

There appears to be a lack of definitive research about autism and aggressive behavior in children. In 2011, University of Missouri researchers surveyed the parents of 1,380 autistic children and adolescents and found that aggression appeared to be common.

March 27th, 2014

CDC Releases New Report on Autism Prevalence of 1 in 68 as autism awareness month begins in April

Autism spectrum disorder is now diagnosed in 1 in every 68 children, making it the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.

March 27th, 2014

Autism Groups React to New CDC-Reported Prevalence of 1 in 68 Children

WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2014)—Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the newest autism prevalence statistics. For children born in 2002, the prevalence of autism was 1 in 68; 1 in 42 boys. Almost 60,000 US 12 year-olds likely have autism.

March 24th, 2014

CA ONLY – Qualified Medicaid Waiver Payments Not Subject to Federal Tax in 2014

By Regina M. Levy CPA UPDATED 3/4/15 – IRS ISSUES NEW Q&A REGARDING NOTICE 2014-7 On February 23, 2015, The IRS issued revised Q&A’s to this important notice. Please follow the link to the IRS website to read all 20 questions and answers. I want to call your attention to a couple important items: # […]

January 22nd, 2014

Rest in Peace Avonte

For months we have been watching and waiting receive a positive outcome for Avonte Oquendo. Avonte was last seen on October 4, 2013 when he left his school. He was non verbal and diagnosed with autism.