Moving Autism Forward Episode #6- Jana Roso, MSN, RN, CPNP

This week we will talk with Jana Roso, MSN, RN, CPNP and listen to her share how she found her way into biomedical treatments for children with autism, what the first thing she tells patients is and what she is learning and researching right now.

Summertime Series Part 2: Snacktime

Every family finds an increase in 2 things every summer: Laundry and the need for snacks. We might not be able to help with the laundry (sorry) but a few notes on snacks are in order. Let’s tackle gluten-free, casein-free, and soy-free snacks, and become pros!

Moving Autism Forward: Episode #5 Honey Rinicella

    Join us for the next episode of Moving Autism Forward Podcast with Team TACA. Featuring this week an interview with Pennsylvania leader Honey Rinicella. If you know Honey, then you know just how encouraging and impactful she has been in our community and if you have yet to meet her–well, get ready to…

Summertime Series Part 1: Drink Up

When the first day of school rolls around, won’t it be great if you can look back on some success? Or look back on lessons learned? Summer is a great time to try something new. But let’s start small. One thing you can try is the GFCF Diet for your child with autism. Why? You…

IACC is requesting public comment for their strategic plan

By Lisa Ackerman Here we go for the third installment of Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Strategic Planning. Here is what the IACC is proposing: The IACC is requesting public comments to inform the development of the 2016 IACC Strategic Plan. The objectives in the IACC Strategic Plan were last revised in 2011, and the…

Study Suggests the Medical Nature of #Autism Leads to Early Mortality

  By Dr. Richard Frye, TACA Physician Advisory member   A recent study in The British Journal of Psychiatry examined mortality rates in 27,122 high and low functioning Swedish individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) between 1987-2009 and compared these to mortality rates to 2,672,185 randomly selected non-ASD individuals matched on gender, age and…

Moving Autism Forward Episode #4- Tracey Hengehold

Welcome to another episode of Autism: Hope in Action! This is an expansion of our intentional dialogue that we long to have with families around the country about the life, challenges, triumphs, best practices, and best therapies that exist today. It is our hope that we will be able to reach more families, spread hope in new…

Moving Autism Forward Episode #3- Jackie Moore

We are back with another episode of Autism: Hope in Action! This is an expansion of our intentional dialogue that we long to have with families around the country about life, challenges, triumphs, best practices, and best therapies that exist today. It is our hope that we will be able to reach more families, spread hope in new…

Vale la pena?

Gloria Giudici es Coordinadora de TACA Florida. Ella vive en Palm Beach Gardens con su marido y dos niños con autismo   Esta es una pregunta que generalmente recibo de padres que quieren saber como pueden ayudar a sus hijos con autismo, después de escuchar sobre las diferentes dietas, doctores MAPS, terapias y tratamientos disponibles….

Moving Autism Forward Episode #2- Lori Knowles-Jimenez

We are so excited to continue the brand new TACA Podcast! This is an expansion of our intentional dialogue that we long to have with families around the country about the life, challenges, triumphs, best practices, and best therapies that exist today. It is our hope that we will be able to reach more families,…

The new #autism prevalence rate is not a cause for celebration

By Lisa Ackerman On March 31, 2016 the CDC issued their new official rate of autism per their latest survey (1.) The rate is 1 in 68 US children has a diagnosis of autism. For this first time in over a decade the rate compared to their 2010 survey results is flat. It is important…

April #Autism Action Month: Action Speaks Louder than Awareness

  By Lisa Ackerman I am more than aware of autism.  This is the 16th Autism Awareness Month my family has experienced.  There are many families like ours who want more than awareness, we want people to be educated about autism and to share that knowledge with others. This month provides TACA members with an…