Things that go bump in the night

Guest blogger & Autism Super hero sibling: Culzean Giammatteo   After the school year came to a close in the summer of 2013, I spent most of my time indoors, on whatever electronic device I had access to, reading. On this particular evening I was reading like I normally do and my brother, Vico, was…

Wonder Twin Powers UNITE for #Autism

  By Gabriella True – TACA Co-Coordinator Connecticut   I have twin boys who will be 11 years old this summer and one of them has autism. Although Timmy was diagnosed with autism just prior to his third birthday, he’s been in therapy since the second day of his life. His twin brother, Xander, and…

Every autism journey is different. This is our story.

By Alison Hamilton – TACA Maryland Co-coordinator   I have a complicated, funny, priceless girl named Leah, who will be 15 this summer. She was diagnosed just before her third birthday, a week after the birth of her sisters, Lauren and Maddie, both neuro-typical. The twins can’t remember a world without autism in it; only…

Super sibs: here to change the world!

By Madelynn Dobbs (Editors note: April is fast and furious. I have spoken at five events and we have almost three weeks to go. One of the great events was with a So Cal city a Fullerton Cares Comedy Night. What a great event. The entire night was for families living with autism. I’m going…

Honest Thoughts from a Sibling: I am affected by autism too

TACAnow Guest Blog: By Amber Betzold Growing up with a profoundly autistic sibling has been an adventure. It has been at times both painful and enlightening. I think in some ways I matured faster than my peers with neurotypical siblings. Growing up with my brother, Beau, required me to learn patience, and I like to…

The Forgotten Children…

The title of blog makes me incredible sad.  How could anyone forget a child? Living in the world of autism, I know many parents can relate to this awful reality.  The squeaky wheel gets the grease.  In other words, the child with autism often needs more of our attention, which often translates to less attention…