Dedicated to those with unique ways about them, remember there is always a place for them to fit, we just have to join together with them in a different way.
Our mission is to build a community that fosters acceptance and builds lasting relationships for individuals and families impacted by autism.
Our founder, a parent of a child with ASD, founded TAC in 2008. TAC was literally formed around a dining room table, we are truly grass roots. We saw a need for services, we set goals, and we "went for it." We are continually assessing the needs in our community and adjusting our goals accordingly.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a child's ability to communicate and interact with other. ASD may cause significant impairment in social, occupational and other areas of functioning.
Typical characteristics include problems with social relationships and emotional communications, in addition to the patterns of behavior and interests that are less common in non-autistic persons (whom the autistic community sometimes refer to as "neurotypicals") and also involves a nontypical approach to sensory integration.
Typically, autism spectrum disorders appear during the first three years of life and lasts throughout their lifetime. It is estimated that it occurs in approximately 1 in 68 individuals, and is 5 times more prevalent in males than females. ASD occurs in all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
The Center for Disease Control lists ASD as an epidemic. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, providing services to those impacted varies greatly. Teaching styles, treatments, and needs are continually evolving and require individuals that have experience with autism to be able to address them. TAC connects individuals to community resources such as educational and support services.