Sponsor Spotlight

TACA is pleased to offer this unique program to companies providing services to children with autism and their families. The Sponsor Partnership Program allows you to provide important tools for your clients to help them on the autism journey as well as give back to TACA and the services they provide in the community.

$30,000 & ABOVE


The IonCleanse® by AMD is the word's #1 selling footbath detoxification system. A detoxification program will enhance any therapy and allow a child to better assimilate nutrition. The IonCleanse® by AMD is the easiest, safest, and most effective approach to total body detoxification. We believe this should be the 1st step toward autism recovery. AMD offers a 60-day, 100% money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the results, return it within 60-days and AMD will give you all your money back - no questions asked (over 98% of customers choose to keep the system).





Happy Family is a mom-founded and -operated premium organic food company that’s changed the way we feed our children. When Founder and CEO Shazi Visram saw her friend, a new mom, struggle to find healthy food options for her baby, she found her purpose: give babies their healthiest, happiest beginning by offering parents organic, thoughtfully-made food. She didn’t just envision a business—she saw a social imperative to address the health issues linked to childhood nutrition.


Launched on Mother’s Day 2006 as Happy Baby, we've grown up into Happy Family and offer a comprehensive, for-all-ages assortment of organic meals and snacks. We've partnered with game-changing organizations since day one, and continue to nourish more healthy bodies worldwide.



$20,000 & ABOVE


For over 30 years, Autism Learning Partners (ALP) has served as a national leader in the field of developmental disabilities, serving as a full service provider specializing in the treatment of Autism and other developmental disabilities. Services are provided in the home, in schools, in our centers, and in the community. ALP serves over 4200 clients yearly in several states across the United States. ALP accepts most major insurance plans, including Medicaid. Call 855.295.3276 or visit www.AutismLearningPartners.com to learn more.


Under the direction of Dr. Dan Rossignol, FAAFP, FMAPS, The Rossignol Medical Center can best be described as a functional and integrative medicinal practice for children with autism spectrum disorders and other related issues.


Functional medicine pertains to identifying and treating abnormalities that lead to impaired functioning of cells, such as problems with mitochondria, oxidative stress, metabolism, and inflammation. Integrative Medicine refers to molding (integrating) the latest laboratory research with treatments to hopefully improve clinical outcomes. We strive to do this based on evidence-based medicine and the use of biomarkers, where we add treatments based on underlying biochemical testing or evidence-based treatments.


All our practitioners are current with the latest evidence-based research on conditions related to autism. Many tests and treatments continuously become available and many patients can improve over time. Though we cannot guarantee such improvements, we do promise that we will listen to you and do our best to identify the appropriate and the most advanced testing and treatment options.


Rossignol Medical Center has offices in Southern California, Northern California and Central Florida. Call to make an appointment with Dan Rossignol, MD; Dane Fliedner, MD; Salma Ahsan, MD; Lanier Rossignol, BSN, FNP-C; Sandi Kreizenbeck, DNP, FNP; Nicole Rincon, PA-C; or Tracie Salber, ARNP, CPNP.



$15,000 & ABOVE


An affiliate of the USC Center for Neurorestoration, BTC is a progressive brain health clinic with a deep focus on neuroscience and non-invasive brain stimulation technologies, specifically MeRT technology. Known for its innovative approach to analyzing the brain, MeRT treatment is a tool that provides insight into the brain physiology and can be used to modify brain activity through the delivery of magnetic brain stimulation for better network communication helping a wide range of therapeutic and non-therapeutic purposes. 


Through an evidence-based approach to a wide range of neurological issues, our mission is to help people suffering get a new chance at life.We envision a future where individuals who have a host of neurological issues are able to see improvements through non-pharmaceutical, avante-guarde technologies like these. 




Elizabeth McCoy has practiced law in CA since 1997, primarily in the area of estate planning and special needs trusts. She prepares living trusts, wills and special needs trusts for families with Autism and other special needs, and also assists clients with establishing limited conservatorships. Ms. McCoy is a frequent speaker on the topic of special needs trusts, and a sponsor at many autism events. She has established four scholarships for children with autism at REINS therapeutic horse-riding facility in Bonsall, CA.



$10,000 & ABOVE


Beacon Day School is a progressive educational community that is dedicated to providing a safe, personalized learning environment for students with autism and related disorders.


Our mission is to serve students with autism and related disorders and their families by providing a high-quality education and therapeutic services through collaboration, communication, and integration of evidence-based best practices in a unique learning environment.



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BIORAY® utilizes the balance of nature and science to create safe and effective liquid herbal supplements that support health, vitality and the environment. BIORAY® products were created in clinic and are manufactured by integrating clinically tested ingredients with proprietary methods. Committed to quality and maintaining the integrity of each formula, BIORAY® blends its products in small, personally attended batches and uses only the highest quality organic ingredients.




Cortica designs and delivers comprehensive treatment programs for children with autism and their families. Our multi-disciplinary clinical team harnesses the insights and technologies of emerging neuroscience to change lives.


Our aim is to bring to families everywhere the most effective therapies for the treatment of autism. Cortica’s integrated care model is based on the scientific research and clinical practice of our founder, Dr. Suzanne Goh. We seek to set a new global standard for autism care by achieving superior developmental outcomes for the children and families we serve.


Currently, Cortica serves the communities of San Diego and Irvine, California.




EEG To Go is owned and operated by Brad Levy, a pioneer in the utilization of In-Home, real time VIDEO EEG monitoring for pediatric patients with aversion to hospitals. Overnight monitoring can run from 24-72 hours. He travels the country to hook up (always with a licensed technician) wireless Video Monitoring EEGs on special needs children, safely and with compassion. His portable high quality EEGs easily stay with the child in the comfort of their own home. When done, the parent simply removes the electrodes and sends back the recording device to BST/EEG To Go. There is no expensive, uncomfortable overnight hospital stay. Brad develops warm relationships with his patients that allows for professional and easy testing. He collaborates with world class epileptologists, neurologists and hospitals, as well as most insurance companies. To schedule your child’s EEG, please contact Brad@eegtogo.com or 949-333-1682.


The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. is a research-based clinical laboratory offering services worldwide. Our laboratory is the global leader in metabolic testing for patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We are dedicated to helping healthcare practitioners make a difference by helping children, adults, and families achieve their maximum potential through quality laboratory testing. Our laboratory provides the most reliable, comprehensive and understandable scientific results, using the latest technology and proven techniques. Our clients receive the maximum value for their test results through personal, one-on-one service, knowledgeable staff, and expert phone consultations.





New Beginnings Nutritionals, is a company started by Dr. William Shaw, in May 2003 to provide high quality supplements specially designed for adults and children with special needs and allergies. Our products are designed to provide support for special dietary needs, digestion, absorption, nutrient deficiencies, detoxification, immune dysfunction, and yeast and bacteria overgrowth.




Quicksilver Scientific® is a leading manufacturer of advanced nutritional systems with a focus on detoxification. We specialize in superior liposomal delivery systems and heavy metal testing to support optimal health. Our advanced liposomal supplements are highly absorbable and support the body in the elimination of the broad range of toxins we’re exposed to, helping you restore the full expression of your health. At Quicksilver Scientific, we are passionate about health and well-being and are committed to improving the lives of everyone we touch.




ION*Biome is a line of all-natural, soil-derived products that promote optimal gut health, providing microbiome support for you, your kids, and your pets.



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Spectrum Awakening is an all-natural supplement company that designs specialty formulas to help children by supporting healthy and normal development, behavior, language, and sleep.


All products are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, dye-free, and every family gets Free Samples from www.SpectrumAwakening.com


The founder, Dr. Jared Skowron, is a biomedical specialist that has been working with kids in his clinic for over a decade helping them reach their full potential.

$5,000 & ABOVE

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Timothy A. Adams & Associates, APLC, is a special education law firm in Orange County, California serving special needs individuals of all ages and their families. Our special education attorneys make it their goal to empower parents of children with disabilities to achieve the educational services to which they are legally entitled. Our attorneys guide parents through federal and state special education laws. We serve as powerful advocates at Individualized Education Program ("IEP") meetings and, if necessary, through compliance complaints and due process hearings from initiation through appeal.




Founded in 1989 by Daniel G. Amen, MD, Amen Clinics is the nation’s leader in brain SPECT imaging and functional psychiatry. With the world’s largest database of brain scans, Amen Clinics combines detailed histories, neuroimaging, cognitive and emotional testing, and labs to pinpoint more accurate diagnoses to provide personalized, targeted treatment plans that are the least toxic and most effective solutions— with higher than average success rates.
Amen Clinics optimizes brain performance and treats patients with: ADD/ADHD, addictions, anxiety, bipolar disorder, TBI, depression, marital conflict, memory problems, PTSD, weight issues, and any mental illnesses or psychiatric disabilities.




The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) was established in 1990 by Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, and has become one of the world’s largest providers of evidence-based autism treatment. CARD has successfully treated thousands of individuals using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to teach new skills and decrease challenging behaviors commonly associated with autism. For more information, visit www.centerforautism.com or call (855) 345-2273.


Helping out ANYONE with or without Autism/special needs wanting to qualify for a home loan within the state of California.  Home Loans for Autism specializes in understanding disabled/special needs income, while assisting our clients through the lending process step by step.  Understanding Special Needs Income from IHSS, SSi, Medi-Cal and more.


Our Services

  • Free Pre-Approval for both Residential and Commercial properties excluding mobile homes.
  • Provide Low Down Payment and No Down Payment Loans.
  • Purchase and Refinance loans

Our Products

  • Fixed Rate Mortgages
  • Adjustable Rate Mortgages
  • Jumbo Loans
  • FHA Loans
  • VA Loans
  • Commercial Loans
  • Hard Money Loans




Houston Enzymes formulates digestive enzyme products, specializing in the needs of those with autism. Our products are formulated by our founder, Dr. Devin Houston, PhD biochemist. Our enzymes are targeted to specific food problems and are available in capsule, powder and chewable forms.




Jeyaram & Associates is a law firm dedicated to helping special needs families with their estate planning needs. Founder, DJ Jeyaram, is the father of a special needs child and experiences the same challenges and concerns as his clients. The firm's philosophy is that any estate plan should reflect your decisions for your family; not the lawyer's decisions for your family. To help you make those decisions, Jeyaram & Associates emphasizes explaining special needs estate planning concepts in an understandable way so that families can be confident in their estate planning choices.



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Lifetrients (formerly NourishLife) intends to contribute to a major improvement in health and wellness by addressing the nutritional needs of children. Lifetrients holds the exclusive license from the Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland (CHRCO) to the patent-pending speak® (special pufa, e and k) dietary supplement. The proprietary speak formulation contains 7 ultra-purified, concentrated nutrients in precise doses and ratios developed for children with special nutritional requirements. This special blend of nutrients is combined in a convenient serving (2 capsules, 3 mL of pure oil, or 1 Tbsp of emulsion) resulting in greater ease of use for parents and children and at a lower cost than purchasing individual ingredients.




Lindamood-Bell helps children and adults improve language processing - the foundation of all communication and learning. For 30 years, our intensive, one-to-one, process-based instruction has been used to strengthen the sensory-cognitive functions needed for reading and comprehension. Our instruction is based on the individual's learning needs and has been proven successful for individuals with learning challenges, including dyslexia, hyperlexia, ADHD, and ASD.





My Spectrum Heroes™ is committed to improving the health, learning, behavior, and neurocognitive function of individuals with autism and/or ADHD by providing only the highest quality nutritional support products that have been selectively formulated based on scientific studies, clinical trials, and evidence-based research. With contributions from some of the most innovative scientists, doctors, and researchers, My Spectrum Heroes™ is dedicated to becoming  a valuable source of information and resources for autism, ADHD, and Neurocognitive impairment.




NeuroNeeds is committed to improving the lives of children and adults who are coping with the effects of neurologic disorders, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders (e.g. Autism, Asperger syndrome), ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Migraine and Chronic Pain. Many expert physicians recognize a metabolic and mitochondrial component to disease in their patients with these conditions, and that targeted nutritional supplementation can offer substantial therapeutic assistance as a primary component of a science-based holistic approach.


Our team, which includes expert physicians, have formulated nutritional products that seek to improve lives. These products target deep by providing very high doses of specific vitamins, mineral, antioxidants, and other natural compounds in order to move specific targeted metabolic pathways in the direction of healing. In addition, these products target wide by providing a solid basis of micro-nutritional needs regardless of what diet the individual may be taking.


The goal of our company is to enhance and optimize the physical and mental abilities for every patient, while limiting harmful effects of a more-traditional pharmaceutical-only approach to care.




Nutramax Laboratories Consumer Care, Inc. is an industry leader in research, development, and manufacturing of quality supplements. The Avmacol® line of innovative supplements supports sulforaphane production by providing glucoraphanin and active myrosinase enzyme via our exclusive Sulforaphane Production System®. Sulforaphane stimulates your body’s natural detoxification process for certain environmental threats found in the air you breathe, the food you eat, and the water you drink. Research has shown sulforaphane also supports the body’s defenses against oxidative stress and cell damage. Visit the Avmacol exhibit or go to Avmacol.com to learn more about Avmacol and why it has been selected by researchers for use in clinical trials.




Religen Dx is a dynamic life sciences company that develops innovative diagnostic testing in Mitochondrial Medicine, Neurological Disease, and Genetics.




Where a Child's Journey Has No Limits. Speech and Language Development Center is a non-profit school and therapy center for children and adults with special needs. We provide services from pre-school at 6 months through high school and transition at 21 years of age. At our heart we are a school, and we build on providing education in the classroom with a full collaborative therapy intervention for each student. No two children are alike and we customize therapy services for each child. We do not choose stock plans to fit a student, every student has their own custom intervention plan. As a therapy center we provide outpatient speech, OT, PT, counseling, and ABA services to families in our community. At SLDC students and parents do not hear the words Can’t, Won’t, Never- your child will never speak, your child can’t learn- We focus on the child’s abilities and unlock the skills they have within. Maximizing the potential for every child and young adult is the mission of SLDC.





$2,500 & ABOVE


Americas TMS Center and Orange County Child & Adolescent Psychiatry is a state-of-the-art preventive psychiatric center.  Our clinicians have considerable experience in helping children, adolescents, and families with a variety of complex and everyday mental health problems. Our team at Americas TMS Center are specialists in using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy to treat patients suffering from depression and other psychiatric and neurological conditions.  TMS uses non-invasive electromagnetic pulses to stimulate parts of the brain that regulate mood. It is a safe outpatient procedure that does not require the use of psychiatric medications. TMS is approved by the FDA for the treatment of depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Additional off label indications include autism, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and mild cognitive impairments.




American Advocacy Group exists to provide top quality, affordable advocacy for individuals with disabilities and families with disabled children in California. Our experienced, dedicated staff is here to help you receive the benefits and assistance you’re entitled to, providing step by step advocacy at every stage of the process. Whether you are dealing with federal or state benefits or struggling with a school district to get proper education for your child, we have the expertise necessary to help you maximize your chance of success.




At Autism Spectrum Consultants, Inc., we proudly offer exceptional research based Applied Behavior Analysis services by providing TREATMENT WITH HEART. Regardless of where the child, teen, or adult falls on the autism spectrum, ASC can design and implement an individualized, comprehensive behavioral and educational program that addresses the unique needs of the client.





Beacon College was the first in the nation accredited to award bachelor degrees exclusively to students with learning disabilities and ADHD. The College is committed to student success, offering academic and personal support services specifically created to help our students thrive and engineer amazing, abundant lives for themselves. Beacon College is truly a community, welcoming, accepting, and supporting each member of it.




Back in 2004 when Beauty Society was established our founder, Jeannie Lorin made a vow that Beauty Society would always be A Company with a Conscience. Not only to provide the best possible products in quality, effectiveness and safety; but also to have an everyone wins business model. A model where the consumer would receive the highest performing products at prices the everyday family could afford. A company where corporate profits were not the focus, but rather focus on the success of the consumer and families, as families all across America benefit financially as our sales force. Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, Gluten Free, 12-month guarantee.




Centria Healthcare was founded in 2009 as a provider of Pediatric Nursing and Catastrophic Injury Care. One of Centria’s early pediatric patients required ABA Therapy. Centria rose to the occasion, giving birth to the Autism Services branch of Centria Healthcare in 2010. Centria Autism has become a leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy to children with autism in the country.


After just five years, Centria Autism grew to be the largest ABA Therapy provider in Michigan. Centria Healthcare has since expanded its services to 10 states.


Today, Centria Autism employs nearly 3,500 full and part-time passionate professionals. Centria Healthcare will continue to improve their efforts through community outreach, continued education and employment growth, Centria strives to serve more children living with Autism.



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Our vision at the Clinic for Special Children is to improve the quality of children’s lives by providing the resources for accurate diagnosis and comprehensive holistic treatments for general pediatrics and a wide variety of developmental disorders. An integral part of that vision is educating parents and extended family on the sundry of whole child healing protocols that Dr. Harum has created for special needs children over the past 20 years.



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Hyperbaric Therapy is a medical treatment which uses increased ambient air pressure greater than sea level. This increased pressure allows the body to absorb more oxygen into all the tissues of the body, enabling vital cell processes and facilitating healing.


At Hyperbaric PHP, we believe in making hyperbaric therapy accessible to those who can benefit from increased oxygen as part of an affordable personal health and wellness program. Due to major advances in the science and technology of hyperbaric chambers, we can offer this treatment in our clinic at a reasonable cost.




Nutrasal® is a family owned business with a strong commitment to quality manufacturing and optimal health.  We manufacture our products in small batches using carefully researched and selected ingredients sourced from the most trusted suppliers in the industry.  We specialize in pharmaceutical grade phospholipid formulations and delivery systems to significantly increase absorption, bioavailability, and effectiveness. Our PhosChol® product has remained the leading professional brand of Pure PPC since 1982, and our recently patented Liverflo® is considered a breakthrough in hepatic protection and function. PhosChol-PPC kids is our new liposome liquid that tastes great and is easy to take...EVEN FOR KIDS! 




Dr. Abbey H. Ike is an accomplished Chiropractor who graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and has completed post graduate studies from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. After extensive studies in Pediatrics and Pregnancy, she received her Webster certification. In 2018, attained the Network Spinal Level 3 Practitioner Certification. She completed her undergraduate studies in Biology and Psychology at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA where she was also a cheerleader. She returned to her hometown of Huntington Beach, CA where she has lived since middle school to serve that community that she has known and loved.


Dr. Abbey founded Prana Health Family Chiropractic with the guiding principle that there is an innate intelligence present in every one of us that wants us to live well and be well. She is very passionate about helping individuals and their families to reach their full health potential and live a life of vitality. At Prana Health Chiropractic, we stand for a world where well connected families thrive, not just survive.



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Sabre Sciences has been researching and successfully treating hormonal and metabolic imbalances in children and adults for over 20 years. Our Team of Specialists is capable of identifying, treating and normalizing imbalances through the use of natural methods to improve quality of life. Sabre Sciences Inc. utilizes a functional and evidence based approach to wellness. This includes non-invasive Specialized Laboratory Testing that identifies four hormonal, and ten metabolic pathways, or markers. Through these test our Clinical Team is able to produce a detailed analysis and explanation that identifies what is out of balance, and create a customized care plan. The custom protocols include both OTC and Custom Products that cater to each individual’s needs. Sabre Sciences Custom Targeted Liposomal Formulations are made with natural ingredients, safe for both adults and children.



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Woodsmall Law Group provides experienced, practical and sophisticated representation in matters related to the educational and community access rights of individuals with special needs. We are dedicated to maintaining a proactive, client-centered approach. We stress a balance of aggressive representation with the recognition that non-adversarial alternatives can preserve limited resources and cultivate collaborative, long term results with school and regional center professionals. We believe that each person deserves dignity, respect, and the chance to reach a meaningful, contributing place in society. We are committed to empowering families through education and knowledge.



$1,000 & ABOVE


•Researching new dietary and nutritional support for ASD.
•Providing expert information and advice on nutritional issues.
•Providing the ANRC Protocol, a set of comprehensive guidelines for nutritional support.





Autism Transformed brings health and vitality to children on the autism spectrum in a holistic way by investigating symptoms, root causes, trauma, family dynamics, and more. The focus is on getting rid of the toxin burden, optimizing nutrition through diet and supplements, and balancing the flow of body energy. We offer Next Step Discovery Consultations, Healing Sessions/Packages using NeuroModulation Technique (NMT), Detox Systems Assessments Autism Advisor™, the Autism Expressions Card Deck, autism education and more. Visit our website for many recommendations and resources at  www.autismtransformed.com, and get daily inspiration, tips, and recommendations on Facebook @autismtransformed, Instagram atautismtransformed, Twitter @Autism_Trans.

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Cooper Life is a mobile fitness and lifestyle management company whose primary objective is to bring true health and renewal to our community one person at a time.  We specialize in adaptive personal training, nutrition, and life coaching and mentorship.  We have recently partnered with Iceberg Abilities who specializes in spelling to communicate.  The Cooper Life and Iceberg Abilities partnership will truly allow your loved ones to lead a more abundant and purposeful life.



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Debbie Dobbs, MS is an educational consultant and child advocate.  For more than 10 years, Debbie has owned Debbie Dobbs Advocacy, LLC and has served families as a strong advocate for children with all types of disabilities. Debbie guides families to educational and financial resources, answers parents’ special education questions, and attends school meetings to create appropriate IEPs and 504 plans.  She partners with families empowering them to help get the best outcomes for their children. Families also gain Debbie’s assistance in applying for the Katie Beckett Medicaid waiver and other funding programs. Originally trained by the Georgia Advocacy Office, she has continued to vigorously pursue additional trainings with the William and Mary Law School, Wrightslaw, COPAA, and NSEAI to better serve her clients.




Embodied is working on an innovative robotics program to support child development with kids 5-10 years of age, specifically kids with ASD. Using content developed in collaboration with world-class game designers and child development experts, we’re currently creating a program that’s fun and helpful for developing key life skills beyond academics.
As part of our mission to help as many families as possible, we’re inviting children to participate in free one-on-one robot encounters where they can engage in creative play and activities with our socially assistive robot. After seeing positive results from a clinical trial conducted with our robot at a local school this spring, we’re excited to bring our robot program into the lives of more children and their families. We would love to have you join us in creating a better future for us all!



The International Association for Spelling as Communication (I-ASC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing communication choice and access for nonspeaking individuals globally. Through the four pillars of I-ASC’s mission - training, research, education and advocacy - it is our vision that all nonspeaking individuals will have equitable and supported access to all aspects of lifelong education, employment, relationships, and community. One of I-ASC’s first campaigns is to proliferate the number of qualified, rigorously trained professionals who can teach spelling to communicate to every nonspeaker who so desires.


Linden Attention Learning has two locations in southern California (Laguna Hills and Encinitas) that specialize in the assessment and treatment of ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, learning disabilities, anxiety and closed head injuries. Using the most cutting edge brain scanning (QEEG) equipment we can ascertain the most accurate diagnoses and even specific subtypes and for each individual client and develop a successful individualized treatment plan including biological treatments such as non-drug Neurofeedback.
The Attention Learning Center is headed by one of the original researchers who pioneered the use of NeuroFeedback Therapy, Michael Linden, Ph.D. If you live near Orange or San Diego County, you can have this nationally known pioneer develop your treatment plan. He published the first controlled studies on NeuroFeedback Therapy (Journal of Biofeedback & Self-Regulation, 1996) which have been recognized with awards from the California and the National Biofeedback Societies.


Marc Ang is a Financial Planner, who founded Mangus Finance, a practice dedicated to serving families with special needs, providing expertise in the areas of life and disability insurance, estate planning (including high net worth considerations), long term care, nuances around government benefits for special needs families and focusing on when it is appropriate to have a special needs trust, ABLE account or both.


Previously, he worked as an ABA therapist and founded/operated an educational services company dedicated to children with special needs. Watching children he worked with from his previous career grow up to become adults, he got involved with TACA due to a desire to make a positive impact on infrastructure around autistic adults, and helping them live full meaningful lives. He is currently based out of Claremont, CA.


Previously, Marc was a Financial Planner with Prudential and an Assistant Vice President at Credit Suisse in Private Banking and Wealth Management, based in New York. Marc has a Bachelors Degree from Pepperdine University and a Masters Degree from Columbia University.





After thirteen years of research Karen Thomas has brought her own son to recovery from his symptoms of autism through all-natural resources. Knowing parents needed a complete, step-by-step autism recovery roadmap to follow themselves, Karen created the non-profit, Autism Moms Mentor online program to offer a reliable plan with built-in support. It is now successfully being implemented in over 40 countries.

Mission: To empower parents with all-natural resources in a clear A to Z roadmap to bring their own children to their optimum level of recovery from the symptoms of autism.



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COMMUNITY, MOTIVATION, LOYALTY, DIVERSITY, CREATIVITY, PROBLEM SOLVING, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, CULTURE, REPUTATION, PRODUCTIVITY, INCREASED SALES. When an individual with exceptional needs is employed these potential outcomes become a reality for ALL. NeedsWork is a community board dedicated to connecting consumers and their families with businesses and employers looking to activate a diverse workforce. The mission of NeedsWork is to provide an effective, efficient and transparent resource committed to easing the transition for individuals with exceptional needs into employment.




Pathway at UCLA Extension is a post-secondary program for students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, offering a blend of educational, social, and vocational experiences, taught and supervised by experienced instructors sensitive to the individual needs of our students. On campus, Pathway students attend classes and participate with UCLA students in the many social, recreational, and cultural activities of a major university. Learn more about Pathway at UCLA Extension, and discover the difference a higher quality education program can make.




The Southeastern PANS/PANDAS Association is a parent-led organization that works to raise awareness of and improve access to treatment for Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and a subset of PANS called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). We support providers and caregivers in their efforts to care for and heal children with PANS/PANDAS.




Dr. Kauser Sharieff, OD FCOVD FNORA, in Yorba Linda & Tustin, CA,  provides a broad range of eye and vision services that will enhance your vision, improve your eye  health and visual function. Dr. Sharieff’s neuro optometric background allows her to take a multi-sensory approach to improve visual skills that are important for learning, development and rehabilitation. Visual skills such as eye contact,  tracking,  focusing, patients’ coordination between their eyes, brain and the rest of their body are addressed.


At the Vision Performance Optometric Center, we can treat a wide range of vision problems stemming from Brain injury, Neuro Developmental Disorders, Crossed or Lazy eyes, Developmental Delays and Poor Visual Processing. The trick to treating these vision problems lies in the brain, although people think of vision as taking place in the eyes, it’s actually neurological.



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