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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


CA ONLY – Qualified Medicaid Waiver Payments Not Subject to Federal Tax in 2014


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 […]


Autism Continues to Rise (4 year-old children survey)

5/1/19 -

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, […]