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

9/3/20 -

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 […]

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

8/25/20 -

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 […]

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

3/26/20 -

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 […]

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The Autism Community in Action Collaborates with UCP of Orange County to Provide Resources to Families with Special Needs

2/4/20 -

Irvine, CA (February 4, 2020) – The Autism Community in Action (TACA) launches a new collaboration with UCP of Orange County (UCP-OC) conducting monthly “Coffee Talks” at UCP-OC’s Irvine office beginning on Thursday, February 13 from 10am to 12pm.  Coffee Talks are moderated roundtable style discussion groups, which have been the core of TACA’s Autism […]

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The Autism Community in Action Announces Appointment of Dana Crucil and Heather Grimaldi to the Ambassadors Group

7/12/19 -

Irvine, CA (July 12, 2019) – The Autism Community in Action (TACA) is proud to announce the appointment of Dana Crucil and Heather Grimaldi to TACA’s Autism Ambassadors Group.  Established in 2010, the group of seventeen men and women are business and philanthropic leaders in the community with the mission to garner support and increase […]

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