Saturday, April 18, 2015

Healthy Habits: National Autism Coffee Talk Day

Approximately 100 children are diagnosed with autism every day. That’s a lot of families who need help navigating treatment and support. Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism, is hosting almost 60 “coffee talks” throughout the country on “National Autism Coffee Talk Day” to offer support to families who need it.
TACA’s “National Autism Coffee Talk Day” is to help families affected by autism get connected to the medical, financial, and emotional support needed to help their children get on the road to recovery. The organization’s goal is to minimize time between the autism diagnosis and recovery. In honor of April being Autism Action Month, “National Autism Coffee Talk Day” will host coffee talks in every chapter on the same day, Thursday, April 23, to promote awareness among the autism community, in local coffee shops and community centers across the country. Please see TACA's Autism Coffee Talk Events for a list of coffee talks near you.
Autism is on the increase and not slowing down. Today, autism affects 1 in 68 US children. In 1970 the rate was 1 to 2 in every 10,000 US children. More children are diagnosed with autism each year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined. Boys are four times as likely to have autism than girls. Almost everyone in the U.S. knows a family affected by autism. 

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