Newly Diagnosed

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.

Hope for the Future

Other Resources

Medical

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.

Diet

The Diet Page has all of the information you need to successfully implement a gluten and casein free diet, along with reasons why.

Support

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

Home Life has information related to

safety, holidays, family relationships,

budget, and estate planning.

Teens & Adults

The Preparing for Adulthood Page contains articles that address teen- and adult-related issues and services.

Programs & Services

Events

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.

Mentor Program

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.

Online Support Group

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.

Chapters

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.

Scholarships

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.