Accomplishments & Impact

Here's What We Accomplished in 2021

We have shifted most our programs to virtual in order to be able to assist individuals and families during the pandemic. In-person events and support will resume as soon as the situation is safe for everyone.

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autism journey guides

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in scholarships to 793 families

Our Impact

TACA has wide-reaching impact. Once a parent gains more knowledge and support about the autism journey, they gain confidence in helping their child, and that in turn may help their child gain skills and possible independence.

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families affected by autism attended
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of TACA families learn new skills, resources, and information to better support their child’s health, wellness, and quality of life

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of individuals who attend TACA Educational Workshops now have a better understanding of their child’s education plan

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families living with autism engaged
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parents new to TACA's Parent Mentorship Program were matched with a mentor in 2021

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of mentees gained a minimum of two tools, methods, or resources to support their child

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in medical scholarships
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of recipients saw improvements in their child's health, development, and behavior

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of recipients were able to increase their knowledge of and access to new treatments

Our History

  • 2020

    • Staged 34th conference but virtually with record attendance
    • Serves 75,000 constituents
  • 2019

    • Gave out more than of $200,000 in family scholarships
    • Responded to almost 54,000 support requests via phone or online
  • 2018

    • Reached almost 200,000 social media followers
    • Launched Hope and Help Facebook group
    • Had 524 national meetings reaching almost 7,000 attendees
  • 2017

    • Reached almost 1,000 volunteers
    • Recorded 36 national family events reaching over 6,300
  • 2016

    • Added Oklahoma, North Carolina and Colorado chapters
    • Updated and gave out 2,993 Autism Journey Guides
  • 2015

    • Added Iowa and Ohio chapters
    • Serves 48,000 families
  • 2014

    • Added Florida and Michigan chapters
    • Launched webinars
  • 2013

    • Added Texas and Connecticut chapters
    • Collaborated with Autism Live “What’s Left?” and did allergy friendly cooking classes
  • 2012

    • Reach over 500 active volunteers
    • Shared the first iPad study on helping children with autism communicate and learn
  • 2011

    • Formed a physician advisory group to help with articles and scholarships
    • Launched the TACA Now Blog
    • Organized the first Annual Celebrations Campaign to feature and celebrate accomplishments of our kids
  • 2010

    • Added Massachusetts chapter
    • Oakley created autism sunglasses to benefit TACA
    • Serves 24,000 families
  • 2009

    • Added chapters in Arizona, Alabama, Indiana, Washington DC, New Jersey, and Tennessee
    • Launched Spanish resources on the TACA website
    • Awarded $300,000 by Pacific Life Foundation create Spanish autism guides, independent assessments and legal assistance services
  • 2008

    • Added chapters outside California in Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, Virginia and Washington
    • Participated in autism community collaboration in AUTISMCARES with emergency scholarships to 95 families due to hurricanes
    • Released TACA Blueprints to share a path of best practice treatments for families
  • 2007

    • Staged the first Ante up for Autism Gala fundraiser
    • Organized the first Volunteer Leadership Conference with 5 chapter volunteer leaders
  • 2006

    • Jacks 1st Show to benefit TACA
  • 2005

    • Created first Family and Friends Campaign fundraiser
    • Launched the Scholarship Program & gave out 30 medical treatment scholarships
    • Serves 1,750 families
  • 2004

    • Launched the Mentor Program
    • Staged the first TACA Family Picnic
    • Organized the first New Parent Seminar
  • 2003

    Introduced the Mentor Program, organized the first parent seminar and had the first family event, the TACA Family Picnic.

  • 2002

    • Launched the TACA website
    • Staged the first TACA Autism Conference
    • Distributed the New Parent Autism Binder
  • 2001

    • Established San Diego and San Fernando Valley chapters
  • 2000

    • Started the first group meeting with 10 people
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