Thousands to Attend TACA’s 6th Annual Family Picnic
July 21, 2010
Press contact (949) 640-4401 – Rebecca Estepp
Talk About Curing Autism is pleased to announce our annual family event including special guest Johnathon Schaech
Costa Mesa, CA— June 2, 2009 – Thousands of friend and family will attend the 6th annual Talk about Curing Autism (TACA) Family Picnic on June 14th. This family fun event will include special activities, actor Johnathon Schaech, a Volcom skateboard demo, In-n-out cook out trailer, autism “friendly” snacks, carnival rides, raffle / silent auction, many other child friendly activities, and other special guests.
This family fun event will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at the Camp James, Hidden Valley camp ground in Irvine. Special picnic fare including gluten and casein free options will be part of the general admission price.
“Autism now affects 1 in 150 children in the U.S. This issue affecting many children is an important cause and families need more support.” said actor Jonathon Schaech. “I have been involved with TACA for two years and know this event is special to families affected by autism. Some of these families only have this one day a year where they can attend a safe event, for their entire family, without scrutiny of their childs behaviors or actions. I am proud to be a part of it.”
Show your support for TACA by purchasing tickets $20 per adult and $15 per child until June 12. 2009 on the TACA web site. For information about the annual event, tickets, available sponsorship opportunities and scheduled list of special guests to attend please visit tacanow.org.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national organization, headquartered in Costa Mesa California, dedicated to providing information, resources, and support to families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help people with autism be the best they can be. TACA now serves over 14,000 families across the U.S.
Autism is a devastating neurological and biological disorder typically affecting children between the ages of 18 months to five years of age. One in every 150 children in the United States has autism. Autism affects each individual differently and at different levels of severity. Some individuals with autism are severely affected, cannot speak, require constant one on one care, and are never able to live on their own. While others are less severe, can communicate and eventually acquire the necessary skills to live on their own.