As a company, it's important that we give back. We actively support our community by sponsoring and donating to numerous events, non-profit organizations and charities. For us, it's all about our community and the people who live in it. We hope that by actively engaging and participating in our community that we can make a meaningful difference.
As a partner of TACA, the Hallstead Mortgage Group supports their mission of providing education, support and hope to families living with autism. This is why we will be matching every contribution to the Autism Families Newly Diagnosed Initiative - dollar for dollar - up to $100,000 over three years. Please join us in contributing to this fantastic organization.
Autism is a developmental disability which causes significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, the combination of symptoms and their level of severity varies from person to person. TACA provides education, support and hope to families living with autism.
Recently they've started a new initiative called Autism Families Newly Diagnosed for families with newly diagnosed children in preparation for early intervention, treatments and support.
Your support will help TACA continue to provide Seminars, Scholarships, Mentor Program, Autism Journey Guides, Parent Education and Support, and Resources.
NFL Football Player for the Washington Football Team
HELPING HIS CHILD WITH AUTISM
As an infant, Tyler Larsen's son was joyful, smiling, and interactive. But after just eight months, Tyler and his wife realized something was wrong with their child. Tyler's son stopped talking, avoided eye contact, and did not smile. The Larsen family was not prepared to learn that their son has autism. The shocking news can affect even the toughest of individuals.
As the Larsen's began to lose hope and did not know what to do next, TACA stepped in and provided the support to get their son on the right track.
Tyler Larsen and The Autism Community in Action (TACA) have partnered up to positively impact the health, well-being, and quality of life of individuals with autism.
When supported by excellent services and connected to the community, people with autism can live fulfilling, productive lives. Through TACA, families are connected to a community of parents and professionals to find the right care for their children.
MY CAUSE MY CLEATS
Some of the league's promising stars are raising awareness and funds for their favorite charitable organizations with custom-made cleats and the personal stories behind why they chose the cause closest to them.
Tyler Larsen of the Washington Football Team wishes to bring more awareness to autism and wants others to know that there is hope after diagnosis. He wants to help other families find a way to be active in their child’s autism journey. He will lace up his cleats to spread education, support, and hope with TACA.
Since 2006, TACA has provided scholarships to families living with autism. These scholarships depend on the fundraising efforts of our Chapters and the generosity of key donors and foundations.
If you want to learn more about our scholarship program click below.
The Mentor Program is a fully developed, managed program offering experienced, trained, supported, qualified mentors to guide new parents on the autism journey. TACA's Mentor Program is unique in the autism community and supports our mission: TACA aims to reduce the time between an autism diagnosis and effective treatment for families dealing with new autism diagnoses.
AUTISM JOURNEY GUIDES
TACA's Autism Journey Guide is free thanks to American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. This guide is written based on the experiences of TACA families, professionals, and contains best practices and alternative ideas for treating autism both medically and via traditional therapies.
PARENT EDUCATION AND SUPPORT
Experienced TACA parents lead live, online education webinars sharing their real-life expertise on special education/IEPs, therapy, medical issues, diet, and other important autism topics. There will be time for questions and answers. All sessions are free.
Actor best known for 'Cold Case' and Ambassador for TACA
TACA was recently mentioned on the Today Show by Kathryn Morris, actor and ambassador of TACA. Here, Kathryn talks about her journey into autism with her two twin boys.
Special thanks to the Today Show for talking about autism, with Kathryn.