Thanks 2015 and Hello 2016

by Lisa Ackerman It’s the end of another year, 2015 is almost gone! Um…. That went fast!! Where did time go? (I know I write a variation of this every year. But I am serious about the time flying part!) As usual, TACA was a blur of constant activity this past year; helping families, building... Continue Reading →


  About fifteen years ago I met my very first mother of a child with autism who asked for something different. I remember it very clearly: mom told me her daughter had a yeast problem and wanted fluconazole. Flu-what-a-zole? Fluconazole - better known by the brand name Diflucan. Tempted to do what every other doctor in... Continue Reading →

Need help now? Please wait FIVE MORE YEARS!

By Holly Bortfeld The US Government has spent $1.7 Billion dollars in your child’s name under the Combating Autism Act (aka The CAA). Do you feel your child has benefitted from any of that money? “How about all of the new treatments that money created?” Nope, not one. “How about the deep cuts in prevalence?”... Continue Reading →

Who is Dr. Bernard Rimland?

By Lisa Ackerman I am an old timer.  Jeff was diagnosed with autism in 1998. Some folks have more time in this journey while others have less.  There are several reasons why my family formed TACA; first, my son Jeff and the other was Bernie. Who is Bernie?  Bernie was like an uncle to me;... Continue Reading →

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