TALK ABOUT CURING AUTISM WILL HOST ANNUAL EVENT TO FUND SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY AUTISM

July 21, 2010

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact Information:
Joyce Lowder
joyce.lowder@alzoc.org
760-360-7754
949-285-4366

ORANGE COUNTY – August 1, 2006 – Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) will hold its annual family picnic on Sunday, September 17 at Camp James in Irvine. The event is the primary fundraiser the help fund the free programs and services to assist families affected by autism.

According to Executive Director, Lisa Ackerman, “this occasion is extremely popular among our families and is generally a sell out because it provides a safe and fun picnic setting for children with autism. Raising a child with autism is tremendously stressful to families. Giving families a reprieve from the stress and demands of raising a child with autism helps to maintain family unity and makes the demands more manageable.”

The day’s venue will include a carnival atmosphere featuring rides, games, sports and other interactive activities, a silent auction and raffle. Food will be provided by In-N-Out Burger and will include specialized food selections to accommodate diet restrictions required for children with autism. The event is presented by Microsemi and additional sponsors are the ADD Treatment Centers, Autism Behavior Consultants, Autism Solutions for Kids, Law Offices of Bruce Bothwell, Capital Group, Cure Autism Now, Children’s Learning Connection, Educational Testing, International Hyperbarics, The Listening Center, National Autism Association, NexGen Digital, OxyHealth Corporation, Park Pharmacy, Roberts & Adams, Sensaria, and Stepping Stones Center.

About TACA: Autism is a devastating neurological disorder that typically affects children between the ages of 18 months and five years of age and strikes with different levels of severity. Currently, autism affects 1 in 166 children nationwide and in California, eight are diagnosed each day. TACA provides support, education and information to over 2,000 Californians touched by autism. Through direct donations and events such as the Annual TACA Family Picnic, the organization is able to offer monthly education and support meetings, parent mentoring, the Autism Journey Guide, and seminars and conferences. For more information, please contact us.

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