Parents of special needs students in O.C. rejoice over new guidelines for in-person instruction

By DAN ALBANO | dalbano@scng.com | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: August 26, 2020 at 4:58 p.m. | UPDATED: August 27, 2020 at 8:44 a.m. Lisa Ackerman heard the news shortly after her morning run on Wednesday, Aug. 26, and wept. The executive director and founder of Irvine-based TACA, better known as The Autism Community in Action, reacted to new state guidelines that allow […]

Autism community ‘scared to death’ with students losing ground as distance learning continues

By DAN ALBANO | dalbano@scng.com | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: August 24, 2020 at 7:52 a.m. | UPDATED: August 24, 2020 at 8:51 a.m. As the mother of three young children on the autism spectrum, Laurie Kubasek strives to be masterful juggler. She constantly strategizes ways to divide her time between an 8-year-old daughter who enjoys designing costumes, a 7-year-old son who loves […]

Autism Prevalence is Now 1 in 54, Signifying the Seventh Increase in Prevalence Rates Reported by the CDC Since 2000

IRVINE, Calif., March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —  The Autism Community in Action (TACA) shared the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, autism prevalence has taken another jump in the wrong direction. A once rare disability in 1970 at 1 to 2 in every 10,000 U.S. children has continued to rise to 1 in 54 […]

CA ONLY – Qualified Medicaid Waiver Payments Not Subject to Federal Tax in 2014

By Regina M. Levy CPA UPDATED MAY 2019 US TAX COURT ruled in Feign v. Commissioner that Medicaid Waiver Payments are not necessarily nontaxable. The Court said that Notice 2014-7 does not follow the plain reading of the statute. The Feigns sued because they felt they were denied tax credits since the income was not […]

Talk About Curing Autism Announces Name Change To The Autism Community In Action

IRVINE, CA. – (February 5, 2019) – Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is changing its name today to The Autism Community in Action (TACA). The organization selected this new name to more accurately reflect its mission of providing education, support and hope to families living with autism. “The Autism Community in Action expresses exactly who […]

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Hosts 11th Annual “Ante Up for Autism” Casino and Gala Event

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2000 that helps families living with autism navigate the challenges of the disorder. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the annual “Ante Up for Autism” casino and gala event, which will take place at the recently renovated Waterfront Beach Resort […]

TACA Urges All to Take Action During April’s “Autism Action Month”

(IRVINE, CA – April 1, 2017) – Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism, announced today a lineup of events during April’s “Autism Action Month” that are geared towards mobilizing caring citizens to take action to support families affected by autism.   With 1 […]

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Urges Caring Citizens to Take Action and Support Autism Superheroes During April’s “Autism Action Month”

Talk About Curing Autism, a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism, announced today a lineup of events during April’s “Autism Action Month” that are geared towards mobilizing caring citizens to take action to support families affected by autism.

Autism Groups React to New CDC-Reported Prevalence of 1 in 68 Children

WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2014)—Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the newest autism prevalence statistics. For children born in 2002, the prevalence of autism was 1 in 68; 1 in 42 boys. Almost 60,000 US 12 year-olds likely have autism.