Why Doesn’t My Child Say ‘I Love You’?

    by Dr. Jared Skowron I’ve been a biomedical clinician for 15 years and talked with a lot of parents and seen a lot of kids. Patterns of humanity always persist, and as a Dad myself, I know the joys and stress of parenthood. Some of the most joyful moments are when your child…

Autism then STROKE

By guest blogger Chelsi Coate – long time TACA mom and volunteer   Christian is 11 and going into the fifth grade. He is kind, funny, sarcastic and charming. He loves anything that has to do with film making. He plans on attending his second film festival this year. He is also very skilled at…

Congraduations Christian!

  By Lisa Ackerman Recovery from autism happens (1.) As promised I will keep sharing those stories! Meet wonderful Christian. Any parent would be proud of this great graduate. But watch and you will see that there is so much more to his story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulH-Jo0b_7U Not only has he overcome and recovered from autism, but…

Overcoming a diagnosis of autism

By Lisa Ackerman Two remarkable videos were created this month by young women who have overcome their autism diagnosis.  Their families are so proud of them. I am deeply inspired by their stories, their willingness to share and desire to help others. Leya and Savine are both incredible.  There are more kids who were once…

Music to Our Ears

By proud guest blogger awesome mom: Brandy Vaughn My daughter, Ryan, was born December 4, 2002.  Three and a half years later, she was diagnosed with autism. I became concerned about her development at age 2 ½, when she didn’t answer to her name, protested any demand placed on her, and was extremely tactile-defensive.  If we…

Finding My Voice: you can recover from autism

By Leya Aronoff My name is Leya. I am 16 years old and will be a senior in high school next year. Today, I would like to share with you something special about myself. ——– When I was two and a half, I was diagnosed with autism. At the time, fourteen years ago, there weren’t…

Autism in Past Tense: Recovered. Really.

By Guest Blogger: Holly Riley In November I spent four whirlwind days at the Autism Research Institute’s conference in Las Vegas. This was not a vacation. The ARI conferences are intense and full of information, and I was volunteering as a Parent Mentor at the TACA booth and Coffee Talk meetings. So when I wasn’t…

Meet Ethan & the concept of recovery

Sometimes somethings don’t need a long description or introduction. Meet Ethan. He’s in second grade. He used to have autism.   More recovery stories can be found on the TACA website:  https://www.tacanow.org/category/family-stories/recovered-from-autism/

My Bad-Ass Autism Survivor Story…

By guest blog writer – Julia Berle    May 13, 2005 was a joyous day in our household.  On this day, seven years ago, our child Baxter no longer qualified for the diagnosis of autism.  He had been re-evaluated three years after receiving the label and no longer fit the diagnostic criteria. We were elated. …