by TODD HARMONSON | email@example.com | Orange County Register |PUBLISHED: December 20, 2020 Lisa Ackerman The founder and executive director of The Autism Community in Action remained a rock for the county’s autism community despite the challenges of distance learning and budget constraints. “I’m watching all of this and I’m scared to death for our families,” Ackerman said earlier this year. […]
By DAN ALBANO | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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 […]
By DAN ALBANO | email@example.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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Lisa Ackerman TACA was founded in 2000, the same year that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) created the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM) with the intention of initiating an in-depth look at autism prevalence. It felt serendipitous that the same year our organization was formed with the desire to offer hope, […]
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 […]
ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) — Hundreds of representatives from 13 Orange County-based children’s charities rode the carousel at Disneyland to raise money for kids in need. The “Carousel of Possible Dreams” event kicked off its fourth year as charity workers took turns spinning around as many as 50 times on the iconic ride. Get the full […]
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 […]
By Lisa Ackerman – Contributing writer for the OC Register Over the past 17 years I have served as the executive director of Talk About Curing Autism. TACA is a national nonprofit that is on the front lines of helping families that have children with autism. I have dedicated my life to understanding autism and […]
(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 […]
By Lisa Ackerman “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” -Mahatma Ghandi Autism is a devastating neurological and biological disorder that typically presents in children between the ages of 18 months to five years of age. It currently affects 1 in every 68 children (up from an estimated 1 in […]
By Lisa Ackerman On March 31, 2016 the CDC issued their new official rate of autism per their latest survey (1.) The rate is 1 in 68 US children has a diagnosis of autism. For this first time in over a decade the rate compared to their 2010 survey results is flat. It is important […]
Recovery from autism is possible! This TACA conference will bring together leading experts in medical, education, legal and support services that are focused on helping children improve greatly and even recover from their symptoms.
Editors Note: this blog originally posted in August 2015. There are new updates to this story below. When a serious developmental disability increases from 1 in every 10,000 US children in 1970 to 1 in 68 in 2015, how should the government respond (1)? One would think perhaps scale up screenings? Increase support? Look into […]
By Lisa Ackerman (Original post in May 2012 with updates in July 2015) In May 2012, new figures were released to highlight a huge increase in the annual autism costs. Autism costs had soared to $137 billion a year (1). This represented a three-fold increase within the last decade. Fast forward 3 years and those […]
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.
For the upcoming holiday season, TACA is hosting another event—Sensitive Santa in Irvine on Dec. 13.
Talk About Curing Autism held its annual family picnic on Sunday, providing a fun and safe environment for children and families affected by autism.
There appears to be a lack of definitive research about autism and aggressive behavior in children. In 2011, University of Missouri researchers surveyed the parents of 1,380 autistic children and adolescents and found that aggression appeared to be common.