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Lisa Ackerman is one of Orange County’s 100 top influencers for 2020

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12/20/20 by TODD HARMONSON | tharmonson@scng.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 […]

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WILLIAM S. ANDERSON ON BEHALF OF THE ANDERSON STEWART FAMILY FOUNDATION DONATES $25,000 MATCHING GIFT TO THE AUTISM COMMUNITY IN ACTION (TACA)

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Funds will launch the annual Year-End Campaign  IRVINE, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2020) – The Autism Community in Action (TACA), a national nonprofit organization, was honored to receive a $25,000 contribution from William S. Anderson on behalf of the Anderson Stewart Family Foundation.  The funds will serve as a matching gift opportunity and will launch the […]

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

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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

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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

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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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