Autism Community Scholarships: Journey Guide

Journey Guide Scholarship A guide can be mailed to eligible parents, while supplies last Region National DEADLINE ongoing Eligibility Families must meet the criteria below to be eligible to receive assistance from the TACA Family Scholarship Program. Have one or more children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Be a TACA member for at least […]

Family Scholarship Program: 2011 Program Review

Since 2006, TACA has provided medical scholarships to families living with autism. These scholarships help families pay for physician-prescribed services, and include stop gap medical treatments, independent assessments, and other necessary crisis funding.
The stories we hear from scholarship recipients warm my heart. This past year, we asked our scholarship recipients to help us collect data, […]

Apply to Become a TACA Parent Mentor

Initial Mentor Qualifications Mentors need to be parents of a child diagnosed with ASD who is living with them or of whom they have conservatorship. Mentors need to have two or more years of experience with biomedical treatments. Parent mentors have one main thing in common: they want to help families, like their own, who […]

Coffee Talks

Coffee Talk for Parents Charla con Café en Español Corporate Coffee Talk Coffee Talk for Parents Come and receive some extra support or to chat all topics related to autism and meet other TACA families at these informal, monthly get-togethers. Alabama California – Inland Empire California – Long Beach California – Los Angeles & San Fernando Valley California […]

NASCAR Driver Buster Bennet looking to bring TACA to North Carolina

August 1, 2010 For Immediate Release: Racer Buster Bennet and Wife Jennifer to help develop a NC Chapter for TACA.  The goal: To raise funds to help families affected by autism. Concord, N.C. – Racecar driver Buster Bennet and wife Jennifer Bennet are working to organize a North Carolina Chapter for TACA – Talk About Curing […]

Their own buddy system: Two boys show that autism doesn’t have to be a barrier to friendship.

By Theresa Walker, The Orange County Register Boys will be boys. Even when one is autistic and the other isn’t. For Jeff Ackerman, 9, and Ian Hall, 10, the social- skills divide that can keep children with autism from being friends with other “typical” kids doesn’t exist. They bridge it one afternoon after school with […]

TACA Hosts Its First Annual Family Picnic, Fundraiser & Autism Awareness Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Lisa Ackerman TACA (Talk About Curing Autism) PO Box 12409 Newport Beach, CA 92658-2409 Newport Beach, California – September 15, 2004 – TACA (Talk about Curing Autism) is hosting its first annual family picnic, fundraiser and autism awareness day on Sunday, September 26 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Joyce Lowder 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 […]

Ante Up for Autism: Special Event to Benefit TACA, October 20, 2007

The stakes have never been higher. Help us bring a little luck to those who need it most. Presented by TACA in partnership with the Orange County Business Group at The Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. All proceeds will benefit TACA. Watch Ante Up Hightlights Movie • Read Event Wrap […]

Jack FM’s Second Show

Date: August 20, 2007 Contact Information: Joyce Lowder (760) 360-7754 or Lisa Ackerman (949) 640-4401 JACK FM Raises $40,000 through Jack’s Second Show to Support Talk About Curing Autism Newport Beach – KCBS Jack FM JACK’S SECOND SHOW SUPPORTS FAMILIES WITH AUTISM! Jack’s Second Show, held on August 18, 2007, was attended by 16,000, featured […]

Jenny McCarthy Raises Funds for Autism at Talk About Curing Autism Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joyce Lowder, 760-360-7754, 949-285-4366 Orange County—October 24 , 2007 – Jenny McCarthy, actress, comedian and model served as honorary Chair and spokesperson for a major Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) fundraiser on October 20 that netted $325,000 to benefit families affected by autism. Ante Up for Autism, was held at The […]

Actress Jenny McCarthy Brings Attention to Autism At Legoland California’s Tree Lighting Ceremony

Family theme park plans to donate to TACA in McCarthy’s honor WHAT: Actress, comedienne, best-selling author and mother, Jenny McCarthy is this year’s special guest at LEGOLAND California’s fifth annual LEGO Tree Lighting Ceremony dedicated to autism. Families throughout San Diego County whose children are affected by autism will be special guests as LEGOLAND California […]

Jenny McCarthy and Lance Armstrong Top Celebrity List to Raise Funds for Autism

News Release Contact: Joyce Lowder, 760-360-7754, 949-285-4366 Kim Crawford, 949-412-8153 Talk About Curing Autism to Host Southern California Celebrity Gala Orange County, CA—August 1, 2008 – Jenny McCarthy, actress, comedian and model will co-host a major fundraiser to benefit families affected by autism with Lance Armstrong, seven-time world champion road racing cyclist. McCarthy also serves as […]