Volcom & TACA’s Everyone Can Skate 2020

Register Now Come and Learn How to Skate! Join us for fun filled family day with skate lessons, bounce houses, kid friendly activities and shopping at the Volcom company store! The Volcom skate venue is a skateboard only event. No scooters or rollerblades or other equipment allowed. Thank you for your cooperation. To expedite your […]

Constipation and Diarrhea in Autism (AKA The “Poop” Page)

Autism and gastrointestinal problems go hand-in-hand for many kids. This meta-analysis of several studies published in the Journal of Pediatrics estimates that “the odds of GI symptoms in children with ASD are four times more prevalent than for children without ASD.” The analysis indicated higher levels of GI symptoms in all four areas including general GI concerns, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain.

East Coast Conference

After listening to our attendees, corporate partners, and local community, we regretfully announce that we will not be holding our TACA 2020 East Coast Conference next week, March 13-15, 2020.   Having just made this very difficult decision today, we ask that you please be patient while our team determines the best options for moving […]

The Autism Community in Action Collaborates with UCP of Orange County to Provide Resources to Families with Special Needs

Irvine, CA (February 4, 2020) – The Autism Community in Action (TACA) launches a new collaboration with UCP of Orange County (UCP-OC) conducting monthly “Coffee Talks” at UCP-OC’s Irvine office beginning on Thursday, February 13 from 10am to 12pm.  Coffee Talks are moderated roundtable style discussion groups, which have been the core of TACA’s Autism […]


in partnership with Conference DetailsSpeakersScheduleSponsors & ExhibitorsHotel Info Schedule (Schedule is subject to change without prior notice) Friday, March 13 Saturday, March 14 Sunday, March 15  HOPE ROOM IBELIEVE ROOM IIACHIEVE ROOM IIISUCCEED ROOM IV 7:00 – 8:00 Registration/ Vendor Viewing 8:00 – 8:55The Gluten and Casein Free Diet for Individuals with Autism with Darin […]

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Standard of Care for Autism

Identification, Evaluation, and Management of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Susan L. Hyman, MD, FAAP, Susan E. Levy, MD, MPH, FAAP, Scott M. Myers, MD, FAAP, Council on Children With Disabilities Published online (Pediatrics, Official Journal of the AAP)  December 16, 2019 Download the PDF article here or Read the article online here   Evaluation, […]

Autism and the Holidays

Celebrations and holidays gatherings can be very difficult for families with autism. Below are some tried-and-true tips that will help you overcome challenges, lessen the holiday stress, and make it a more enjoyable, happy season for all.   Traditions Traditions are meant to be created. Don’t get so caught up with keeping old traditions that […]

Sickness: Prevention and Treatment Options

Fall and winter bring colds, coughs, flu and gastrointestinal bugs. All undesirable illnesses that we diligently try to escape. Considering our kids with autism may not be able to communicate their pain to us, or their symptoms may linger longer, we want to do our best to keep our kids healthy. In this article, we will discuss prevention and possible treatment options for these illnesses.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

in partnership with Conference DetailsSpeakersScheduleSponsors & ExhibitorsHotel Info Sponsors IonCleanse by AMD The IonCleanse® by AMD is the word’s #1 selling footbath detoxification system. A detoxification program will enhance any therapy and allow a child to better assimilate nutrition. The IonCleanse® by AMD is the easiest, safest, and most effective approach to total body detoxification. We […]

East Coast 2019 Speakers

Conference DetailsScheduleSponsors & ExhibitorsHotel Info Speakers Holly Robinson Peete Actress, author, talk show host, activist and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete has been touched by the entertainment industry almost of her life.  Her career as an actress dates back more than three decades and has led her to becoming a voice for her father, her son […]

EC Conference 2020 Speakers

in partnership with Conference DetailsSpeakersScheduleSponsors & ExhibitorsHotel Info Speakers Lisa Ackerman A native of California, Lisa has worked in the retail and real estate site selection for almost 20 years. Lisa was a co-founder of Integration Technologies and AnySite Software which was sold to MapInfo Corporation in 2003. Working with customers like Wal-Mart, Burger King […]

Traveling with Your Children with ASD

Traveling can be an important part of creating a meaningful life for your child because it opens the door for them to experience the world, build relationships with extended family members and friends, or even receive necessary specialized medical care. Traveling with a child who has autism may come with some unique challenges, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.


Gearing up for the holidays? Afraid of facing Thanksgiving this year? Let TACA help you! While parents and guardians cannot anticipate and prepare for every little thing, taking time in advance to check things off the list can make your Thanksgiving run a bit smoother.  Let’s talk about how to plan ahead, prepare for the […]


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Sensitive Santa 2019

Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:00AM – 2:00 PM 2222 Martin St, Irvine, CA 92612 This is a special time exclusively dedicated to children and their families who are living with autism.  You’ll play games, have fun, enjoy treats and meet Santa! Admission is free, but you must register. Photo times are limited to one per […]

East Coast Conference

in partnership with We’re taking this conference favorite to the next level by moving it to Sunday morning and adding a complimentary breakfast to it! Grab something to eat from the full breakfast bar before entering a room filled with Coffee Talk tables for your choosing. Each table will have a leading autism expert, covering […]

Fall Festival 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:00 – 11:00 AM Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park 1411 S. Village Way, Santa Ana, CA 92705 www.orangecounty.rockinjump.com TACA Families are invited to join us as we celebrate FALL at Rockin’ Jump. This annual TACA event will be closed to the public and provides TACA families and their children the opportunity to […]

The Autism Community in Action Announces Appointment of Dana Crucil and Heather Grimaldi to the Ambassadors Group

Irvine, CA (July 12, 2019) – The Autism Community in Action (TACA) is proud to announce the appointment of Dana Crucil and Heather Grimaldi to TACA’s Autism Ambassadors Group.  Established in 2010, the group of seventeen men and women are business and philanthropic leaders in the community with the mission to garner support and increase […]

Summer Splash

Summer Splash Saturday, August 3 – 5:00pm-7:00pm 13630 Atlantis Way Garden Grove, CA 92844 TACA Families are invited to join us as we celebrate summer at Atlantis Play Center. Our summer event will be closed to the public and provides TACA families the opportunity to experience a fun day in a safe and supportive environment, […]