Act Beyond Autism Awareness

This April, TACA is moving the autism community forward through awareness and acceptance to action. Together we can positively impact the health, well-being, and quality of life of individuals with autism. Join us in our effort to drive positive change for individuals with autism by participating in one or all of the action items below.

Spread Awareness

Throughout the month, we’ll be posting #AutismFacts on Facebook and Instagram. Take action by sharing these posts to educate your family and friends about autism.

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children have autism in the United States

The newly released report by the CDC estimates that 1 in 44 children have autism in the United States, indicating a 241% increase in autism prevalence since 2000 when autism prevalence was 1 in 150. Click here to learn more about prevalence.

 

April is Autism Action Month. This April, we’re striving to move beyond awareness and acceptance to action in order to positively impact the health, well-being, and quality of life of individuals with autism.

 

Join us in our effort to drive positive change for individuals with autism by participating in one or all of the action items below:

 

💬 Spread Awareness on Social Media Throughout the month, we’ll be posting #AutismFacts on Facebook and Instagram. Take action by sharing these posts to educate your family and friends about autism.

 

🎓 Learn and Get Support TACA’s mission is to provide education and support to families living with autism. Take action by utilizing TACA’s programs and services:

• Attend a webinar to learn about treatment options for underlying medical issues
• Attend a (virtual) parent support meeting
• Join our online support group for parents
• Become a better advocate by reading one of the many updated articles on our website

 

📣 Tell Your Friends About TACA to Spread Hope and Help Us Reach More Families For 20 years, TACA has been there for more than 83,000 families. But, there are thousands more who need our help. You can help us reach them by sharing how TACA has helped your family or a family that you know.

 

💗 Fundraise or Make a Donation for Autism Action Month Donations make it possible for TACA to provide education, support, and hope to families living with autism. You can help TACA support families by making a donation or participating in one of our fundraising campaigns.

 

Join us in our effort to drive positive change for individuals with autism.

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of children with autism have anxiety

Matthew and Toby are part of the 40% of individuals with autism that also have an anxiety disorder. Click here to learn more about anxiety in autism.

 

Through a combination of medical care, dietary changes, and therapy, these boys are able to manage their anxiety.

 

Anxiety can range from mild to debilitating. Identifying triggers and root causes can provide relief and improve quality of life.

 

Common Triggers:

  • Lack of Communication
  • Bullying
  • Abuse and trauma
  • Stress
  • Neuroinflammation
  • PANDAS/PANS
  • Low total cholesterol
  • Cerebral Folate Deficiency
  • Elevated glutamate and low GABA
  • Elevated histamine
  • Gut dysbiosis
  • Poor adrenal functioning

 

🧰 💻 Learn more about anxiety in autism and ways to manage it.

 

💻 Website: https://tacanow.org/family-resources/anxiety-in-autism/

 

⚓️ TACA Hope and Help Support Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TACAhope

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of children with autism are non-speaking

Meet William and Michelle. Like 40% of individuals with autism, William is non-speaking. Click here to learn more about Speech in Autism.

 

Some assume that if a person can't speak, they don't understand or they have nothing to say. That is simply untrue.

 

They understand, and they have plenty to say.

 

AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) gives non-speaking individuals a way to express their thoughts, feelings, and knowledge.

 

 Click here to learn more about AAC and navigating speech issues in autism:
https://tacanow.org/.../speech-issues-in-autism.../

 

⚓️ Additional support can be found in our online support group for parents:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TACAhope

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of children with autism have seizures

Akshay is one of the 38% of people with autism who have seizures. Statistical information about seizures in autism can be found here.

💗 Thanks to proper medical care, Akshay's seizures are now well-controlled; he feels better and has much better days.

🎓 Things to know about seizures in autism:

  • There's a high prevalence of seizures in autism
  • Seizures can develop at any age
  • Symptoms vary widely, and some episodes present no visible signs at all
  • Many seizure symptoms overlap with autism symptoms
  • The best way to determine if your child is having seizures is with a 24-48 hour EEG
  • Seizures are the leading cause of premature death in adults with autism
  • Treating seizures can significantly improve your child's outcome and quality of life

🧰 TACA has tools to help families navigate seizures in autism. Get support and learn more about seizures in autism by visiting our website and joining our online support group for parents.

💻 Website:
https://tacanow.org/family-resources/seizures/

⚓️ TACA Hope and Help Support Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TACAhope

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of children with autism have sleep issues

Like many kids with autism, Griffin had trouble sleeping. Click here to learn more about Sleep Issues in Autism.

 

After Griffin's underlying medical issues were treated, he was finally able to sleep.😴🙌

 

Griffin's story is not unique. In fact, 53% of children with autism have at least one frequent sleep problem.

 

For many, these problems are caused by underlying medical issues that are common to autism. Treating them improves health and helps resolve sleep difficulties.

Learn more about medical issues that cause sleep problems on our website or in our online support group for parents.

 

💻 TACA website: https://tacanow.org/family-resources/sleep-issues-and-asd/

 

⚓️ Hope and Help Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TACAhope

Download and print your very own

I Absolutely, Positively, Love Someone with Autism Yard Sign

Show your support for that special someone in your life living with autism. Download the artwork and send it to your local printer to produce your own yard sign.

Learn and Get Support

TACA’s mission is to provide education and support to families living with autism. Take action by joining us for one or more of the following educational and family support events.

Autism Action Conference

TACA's Autism Action Month Conference is an entirely new offering for TACA families. This virtual opportunity will include presentations from experts, followed up with “take action workshops,” to help families implement what they learn. Walk away with bite-sized action steps, a plan for your children, and the empowerment to act with confidence.

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We are excited to share our in-person events are back!! Bring your concerns and questions or come to listen and learn. In a moderated, roundtable-style discussion we will address the issues most important to attendees and pick the brains of other parents who have been there.

Need More Support?

A private, moderated Facebook group for TACA members for the purpose of discussing autism and how to help the person with autism in your life, be the best person they can be.

Free Virtual Parent Seminar

This seminar is for parents who are new to autism or who want to update their existing knowledge.

Fundraise or Make a Donation

Donations make it possible for TACA to provide education, support, and hope to families living with autism.  You can help TACA support families by making a donation or participating in one of our fundraising campaigns.

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Create a Family & Friends page to share your story and ask for donations in honor of your family.

Help Us Reach Our Goal

Help us provide education, support, and hope to families living with autism by making a donation for Autism Action Month.

Community Partner Fundraising Events

April 14

For Autism Action Month, Flower Child will donate 5% of sales* up to $10,000. *Valid at all Flower Child locations on Thursday, April 14, 2022.

April 1-23

Pick your favorite GritCycle location, donate, and help them reach their fundraising goal for Autism Action Month. For every $5 you donate, you will receive (1) raffle ticket and the opportunity to win fantastic prizes.

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Througout April

Astrid creates and continuously monitors an AI-powered personalized autism care plan, tailored to each child's individual needs. Buy an Astrid 12-month membership and TACA will receive a membership to donate to a family in need.

Throughout April

It is COMMIT Dance Fitness' vision to bring awareness and support to many local and national foundations. Their community is full of service leaders that put the needs of their neighbors before their own.

April 2-18

A private two hour lunch with Manny which will be a mentoring and consulting session on key real estate practices personally used by him. This is an opportunity to discuss skills to develop a mindset of setting goals and the “never give up” mentality.

Support TACA Programs While You Shop

You can also help support TACA programs and services by making a purchase at Shop TACA or through one of our affiliate links on Amazon.

From shirts, to coffee mugs, to water bottles, you will find everything TACA branded here.

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Help Us Reach More Families by Sharing About TACA

For over 20 years, TACA has been there for more than 83,000 individuals affected by autism. But there are thousands more who need our help. You can help us reach them by sharing how TACA has helped your family or a family that you know.

My son would not be where he is today without the conferences, events, networking, support, and knowledge that TACA provides.

Meggan

I just got my TACA Mentor. It didn't even take 24 hours and it's already changing our lives.
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Sara

I just wanted to say THANK YOU TACA from the bottom of my heart. ❤️  I'm so lucky to find you after my son's ASD diagnosis.

Ivonne

TACA is a wonderful and supportive community. It's like having knowledgeable friends on your team.

Susan

I am thankful for TACA. They opened doors for my child to receive the support she deserves.

Daniel

TACA helped my son find his voice. Now, he won't be quiet.
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Betty

My son is beginning to be very verbal! Engages with me and the rest of the family more. Lots of eye contact too. Thanks to TACA!

Gloria

Thank you so much TACA for making it much easier for us to find reasons and solutions to make the best possible life for our kids.

Candice

TACA is the best thing to happen to the autism community!

Noe

TACA is the first organization I turned to 12 years ago when my son was first diagnosed. I am so grateful for the organization. ❤️

Jamie

Disclaimer

The Autism Community in Action (TACA) provides general information regarding medical research, treatment options, therapies and nutrition to the autism community. The information comes from a variety of sources and is not independently verified by TACA. Nothing presented in print or at meetings should be construed as medical or legal advice. Always consult your child's doctor regarding his or her individual needs.