Stem Cells, Autism and New Research

By Gita Gupta Autism affects 1 in 68 U.S. children (1.) FDA-approved treatments for autism address issues like irritability, but there are very few treatments for the core symptoms like impairments in communication and behavior. That’s probably because there isn’t enough research focus on understanding and addressing the abnormal changes seen in the body’s functioning…

Calling all Family and Friends for #AutismActionApril

By Lisa Ackerman   Yes, that means you! This is an “all hands on deck” to help families and you can help! It is time for the TACA Family & Friends campaign.   It is hard to believe how far we have come in the past 17 years. Wow, 17 years! (You can’t call me…

Season 2 Episode #1: Dr. Nancy O’Hara

Welcome friends to Season Two of the Moving Autism Forward Podcast! We are thrilled to be able to bring you exciting episodes all month long and give you important resources and information to help your family, your friends, and your child. This week we are honored to have Dr. Nancy O’Hara as our guest. Dr. O’Hara is a nationally known and sought after pediatrician out of Connecticut. We loved being able to hear from her about the importance of starting small when addressing your child’s needs, what it looks like for a practitioner and patient/family to work as a team, and we think you are going to really appreciate her stories as she tells us all about some of the most impactful patients through the years.

#Autism Awareness NEEDS ACTION during April

By Lisa Ackerman   Hi April! You’re back! My 17th autism awareness month is kicking off in hours. (Yes, I am tracking the hours!)  Here we go again!  This is a great opportunity to dig in, inspire and motivate our community to move awareness into action for this April.   Many diseases and conditions have…

Showing Gratitude for Our Doctors: TACA Doctors Appreciation Day

By Jackie Moore On March 30th, 2017 TACA will hold the 2nd Annual TACA Doctor Appreciation Day in partnership with Houston Enzymes® and Lifetrients® to recognize physicians who have dedicated their practice to help children with autism. TACA gives parents a platform to say thank you to their children’s doctors for the knowledge, guidance and…

A blood test that predicts #autism has implications for treatment and prevention.

  Richard E Frye & John Slattery Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, Little Rock AR and Daniel Rossignol Rossignol Medical Center, Irvine CA   A recent study demonstrated that a blood test might be able to differentiate children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from typically developing children.1 The study examined one carbon metabolism and its related…

Updated insurance needs for families living with autism

By Lisa Ackerman The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in the news (1.) Many will be affected by the changes to ACA including families living with autism. For many families like mine, insurance is our least favorite topic. There are many hats families wear to help their child and one of the most time consuming…

Season 1 Episode #12: TACA Chapters Preview

Welcome to the first podcast of 2017! Today we have the privilege of highlighting one of the core programs of TACA: Chapters. You are going to love hearing from two of our newest chapter coordinators, Tyler Dahm and Tiffany Jenkins (Both from the Colorado chapter). They graciously came to talk with us along with Jackie Moore. So go ahead and grab your coffee, turn up the treadmill, or get your grocery list out and let’s get going…

Thanks 2016 & Hello 2017

It’s the end of another year, 2016 is almost gone! TACA is growing every year. TACA is in a constant blur of activity; helping families, building relationships, and expanding our community. This could not have happened without the fantastic people dedicated to the TACA mission. Thank you all.

Season 1 Episode #11: Dr. Tracy Fritz, M.D.

Welcome to the last podcast of 2016! We hope that your family had a wonderful holiday season and you are gearing up for a fabulous New Year. This week is our 2016 wrap up and we could not think of a better way to end the year than to be able to share this episode with you. We were so lucky to be able to sit down with Dr. Tracy Fritz at the National TACA Autism Conference just a few weeks ago to hear her story and explore the latest in her clinical practice. You are going to love hearing her very personal story of living with autism and it will encourage every parent out there to hear her talk about the struggles of finding balance, peace, and rest in the midst of 1000 autism related demands.

Season 1 Episode #10: Special Holiday Edition

Happy Holidays and welcome to a special episode of the Moving Autism Forward podcast. We are so excited about sharing some important and hopefully encouraging holiday tips with you this week. In this episode, we are going to touch on many different topics and we flew through so many various parts of the holidays, from…

Weekend Jumpstart Series Part 5: Naan Bread & Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Welcome back to the last of this series, featuring some amazing recipes and instructional videos that make it easy to follow along. As we draw closer and closer to Christmas there are usually two things that present a struggle to comply with the GFCFSF diet: Dessert and BREAD! Let’s all be honest with one another, these really are hard. So let’s tackle these two big hurdles and have an enjoyable Holiday season.