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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the upcoming holiday season, TACA is hosting another event—Sensitive Santa in Irvine on Dec. 13.
Talk About Curing Autism held its annual family picnic on Sunday, providing a fun and safe environment for children and families affected by 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.
Autism spectrum disorder is now diagnosed in 1 in every 68 children, making it the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
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.
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: # […]
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.
Life-sized playing cards, poker aficionados and TV stars were part of the Vegas-style event at the seventh annual Ante Up for Autism Gala and Casino Night. The event at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point was held to benefit Talk About Curing Autism (TACA).
Shazi Visram, CEO and founder of Happy Family, recently donated $50,000 to support Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), a national non-profit organization with a mission to educate, empower and provide support to families affected by autism.