Welcome to Real Help Now Live Chat!
The image to the right indicates whether a TACA Parent is currently available online or not. Please click on the image to initiate a chat session or to send an email message if there is no Parent Mentor available.
Frequently Asked Questions About Live Chat
What if a TACA Parent isn't online?
You'll see an option to send an email when you click on the Live Chat image. We reply to emails very quickly, so please leave a message.
The message says the TACA Parent is already busy and I need help right away. What can I do?
Please leave a message. You'll see an option to send an email to us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Nothing happens when I click on the Live Chat image. What should I do?
Please try disabling any pop-up blocker in your browser settings.
Who are the TACA Mentor parents? What are their qualifications to help me?
They are experienced parents of children with autism. However, they are not professionals who are qualified to give medical, legal or tax advice. They are sharing their experience as a parent. Please see our disclaimer.
Is this confidential? Will this information be shared with anyone outside TACA?
What if I need more help than just a live chat session?
Consider requesting a Parent Mentor for 1:1 help. Read more about our Parent Mentor program.
Does LiveChat work on a cell phone?
Technically the chat module will open and you can ask a question but you won't be able to see the operator's response so please don't use your cell phone for LiveChat.
What time/days is Live Chat available?
Sorry, we staff LiveChat with volunteers so they are available when they can be. Please leave a message if you need help.
Every time I come to this page, but the image always says, "Currently Offline." How does this work?
If the image continually shows the "Currently Offline" image, please try reloading the page or simply clicking on the image to see if a TACA Parent is available. You may also want to try clearing your browser's cache.
I don't want to chat on the computer because my child has an urgent problem. How can I talk to a real person?
Please call the TACA Foundation Office at (949) 640-4401 which is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time (excluding major holidays).