Heroes wanted

By Lisa Ackerman Think autism or disabilities is uncommon? Think again. We are all one step away from a disability. 15% of the world population have a disability. Be grateful for what you have. If you do not have a disability or don't have loved ones with disabilities there by the grace of God you go.... Continue Reading →

Autism: It takes an entire family

by Guest Blogger:  Nancy Cook A Grandmother’s Journey Everyone talks about being a mother and how devastating it is when your child diagnosed with autism.  I bring a different perspective, that of a grandmother.  My grandson was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at 3.  That day I not only lost my grandson, but I lost... Continue Reading →

Retard! Autistic!

By Lisa Ackerman As a parent of a teen diagnosed with autism nothing makes my skin crawl and me more upset then these words - especially together: Retard! Autistic! Especially in a mean, cruel statement. I am a child during the 1970's and the derogatory statements once commonplace plus more I don't wish to repeat... Continue Reading →

Autism Fairy

by Lisa Ackerman Like most folks, I receive a lot of mail. Some junk mail, bills, and many letters from families needing help. On a regular day there are 3-10 letters to review, refer and answer. This week was a special week. I received a handwritten letter addressed to me that contained something very special.... Continue Reading →

Ode to Joe & all dads

Guest blogger Charlie (age 10) doesn't let autism get in his way talking about his hero dad Joe. We will let him share his thoughts. Ode to Joe is to all dads. We love all the TACA super dads. We appreciate and love you. Happy Fathers Day! Write your ode to a special dad in... Continue Reading →

TACA’s Secret Weapon is YOU!

EDITORS NOTE: This was too good and we had to share. If you do not live in the beautiful State of Hawaii (ahhh... Hawaii!!!) please just insert your state name instead! The secret weapon of success lies in every family in every parent. The secret to success is within YOU. Let TACA help you find... Continue Reading →

Picnic V.9.0!

By Lisa Ackerman Every year, I am full of excitement; it’s not Christmas or my birthday, but it is absolutely my favorite time of the year. It is PICNIC TIME! This event is my favorite event of the year. I am happy to share with you the 9th Annual Family Picnic on Sunday, June 10th... Continue Reading →

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