If you are the parent of a newly diagnosed child, you may feel overwhelmed and confused about where to start. You have come to the right place. The links on this page provide information about interventions that can improve your child’s outcome and quality of life as well as connect you to a positive community of families, just like yours, to support you throughout the autism journey.
Medical and Dietary Interventions
The Medical Page has information about medical interventions for autism, including common co-occurring conditions, testing, and treatment options.
Education & Skill Development
Information about therapies, life skills, social skills, IEPs, life after high school, and more.
The Diet Page has all of the information you need to successfully implement a gluten and casein free diet, along with reasons why.
Information about Finances, Scholarships, Grants and Crisis situations. Read family stories and learn from the experiences of others for holiday planning and more.
Home Life has information related to
safety, holidays, family relationships,
budget, and estate planning.
The Preparing for Adulthood Page contains articles that address teen- and adult-related issues and services.
Families new to TACA or Newly Diagnosed - we invite you to join TACA Office Hours! Each week, TACA mentors will host a small group of sessions to help families create a plan to connect with resources and TACA programs as they address concerns and stay engaged in their autism journey.
TACA hosts regular events to educate, support, and deliver hope to families on an autism journey. Many of our education events allow for virtual participation, and we host monthly virtual family meetings to bring support to families regardless of their location.
Through TACA's Parent Mentor Program, you can be matched with an experienced, trained TACA Parent Mentor for one-on-one support, guidance throughout the autism journey.
TACA Hope and Help for Autism is a private, moderated Facebook group for parents of children with autism. This forum provides a supportive environment where parents can share experiences and gain insights about how to help their child live their best life.
TACA has local Chapters across the United States providing families affected by autism with education, resources and support. Chapters hold educational family events, meetings, seminars and/or Coffee Talks.
Since 2006, TACA has been providing scholarships to families for medical and therapeutic interventions. Scholarship availability relies on the generosity of donors, foundations, and the fundraising efforts of TACA Chapters.