TACA Facts – tips for families living with autism

TACA Facts – a new series in collaboration with AUTISM LIVE

We are very excited about a new video series in collaboration with our friends at Autism Live. In this blog there are four new shows to share with families and answers to their frequently asked questions.

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Introducing: TACA Facts

This is an introduction to our new series “TACA Facts” sponsored by Autism Live. We’ll answer the most common questions for families living with autism in 2-3 minute segments.
What the introduction here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XvvOhr5br0

 
   
TACA Fact: Can children with autism recover?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPbshoOaBG0
Show references:

– NIH 2013 autism recovery study: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jan2013/nimh-15.htm

– Family stories: https://www.tacanow.org/family-stories/

 
TACA Fact: How do I know if a treatment is working?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHTO6H7-xW0&list=PLzpc1lUvttW9p3hfqDE4f885Xcuo8b7oa 

Show references:

– It is important to document. Tips on how to document and perform an ATEC test: https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/autism-evaluation-checklist/
– Documentation samples: https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/sample-daily-calendar/

   

TACA Fact: Why aren’t Autism Treatments covered?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC_WCt3qFAc&index=6&list=PLzpc1lUvttW9p3hfqDE4f885Xcuo8b7oa

Show references:
– Who pays for what? https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/who-pays-for-what-a-guide/
– Insurance Reimbursements: https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/health-insurance-coverage-on-a-budget/
– On a budget series: https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/autism-on-a-budget-series/
– American Academy Pediatric Standard of Care for Autism:
https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/aap-standards-of-care/
 

 

 

TACA Fact: Why are Specialists so expensive?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_OhYXBptjU&index=5&list=PLzpc1lUvttW9p3hfqDE4f885Xcuo8b7oa

Show references:
– Who pays for what? https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/who-pays-for-what-a-guide/
– Insurance Reimbursements: https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/health-insurance-coverage-on-a-budget/
– On a budget series: https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/autism-on-a-budget-series/
– How to prepare for an appointment: https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/how-to-prepare-for-a-maps-doctor-appointment/
– Things you can do before your appointment: https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/what-can-i-do-before-seeing-a-maps-doctor/
 
   
TACA Fact: What are the top 3 mistakes autism parents make?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOeBKdiBIvA&index=4&list=PLzpc1lUvttW9p3hfqDE4f885Xcuo8b7oa

Show references:
– Autism Journey Blueprints: https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/autism-journey-blueprints/
– Find a meeting near you: https://www.tacanow.org/local-chapters/
– Get support: https://www.tacanow.org/contact/
– Find a free parent mentor: https://www.tacanow.org/about-taca/parent-mentor-program/
 
 
TACA Fact: How do I get My Partner on board?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWdRLDvwEE8&index=3&list=PLzpc1lUvttW9p3hfqDE4f885Xcuo8b7oa

Show references:
– Staying connected: https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/after-the-autism-diagnosis-staying-connected-as-a-couple/

 
   

TACA Fact: There are no specialists near me!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QyPMRz0gfo&index=2&list=PLzpc1lUvttW9p3hfqDE4f885Xcuo8b7oa

Show references:
– Traveling tips: https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/traveling-with-your-children-with-asd/
– Find a free parent mentor: https://www.tacanow.org/about-taca/parent-mentor-program/
– Ask for recommendations from other families like yours: Private TACA USA Yahoo Group www.groups.yahoo.com/TACA-USA (membership required)
 

This is the Autism Live landing page where we will share all future program segments: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzpc1lUvttW9p3hfqDE4f885Xcuo8b7oa

 

Other future TACA FACTS topics include:

  • What if my child is a non-responder?
  • Talk to me about puberty.
  • I’ve done everything, now what?
  • What are some exciting new treatments?
  • Everything costs money! HELP!

Please remember: TACA is a parent support organization that provides free information and resources to families. Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) provides general information regarding medical research, treatment options, therapies and nutrition to the autism community. The information comes from a variety of sources and is not independently verified by TACA. Nothing presented in print or at meetings should be construed as medical or legal advice. Always consult your child’s doctor and therapy team regarding his or her individual needs.

Got a question? Please send it to lisa@tacanow.org

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