Top 2013 TACA Blogs

By Lisa Ackerman In 2013, the TACAnowblog has reached almost 125,000 readers. Not bad for a blog that has been in existence for two years. The archives of articles are pretty amazing and always available for your review. We appreciate the guest blogs from Drs. Bob Sears, Dan Rossignol, Richard Frye, David Berger, some great... Continue Reading →

Goodbye 2013, HELLO 2014

By Lisa Ackerman It’s the end of another year (didn’t I just write this?), GOODBYE 2013! Hello 2014! As usual, TACA was a whirlwind of activity all year; helping families, educating about autism and treatments, and expanding our community. This could not have happened without the INCREDIBLE people dedicated to the TACA mission. Thank you... Continue Reading →


By Lisa Ackerman Last year we had a great thought:  let’s share what our kids living with autism ACCOMPLISHED that year. We hear all about the major efforts living with autism but how about accomplishments to hopefully inspire others and to enjoy our achievements together.  Our kids work so hard overcoming obstacles. Let's share those... Continue Reading →

Autism in Minneapolis: 1 in 48

By Lisa Ackerman An important new study from the University of Minnesota has been published regarding the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) population in Minneapolis. The results:   ASD overall rate: 1 in 48.  Another major finding is in the Somali population autism rates are 1 in 32. Here is how the study got underway: In October... Continue Reading →

Autism research funding and redundancy in spending

By Lisa Ackerman A new analysis of government funding has revealed important findings showing there has been duplication of research funding.  One report specifically addresses the spending of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC – 1.)  I found this a bit ironic – isn’t that what a coordinating committee does, monitor spending of funds?   Here... Continue Reading →

What am I thankful for?

By Lisa Ackerman During this time of the year you see a lot of people sharing what they are thankful for. I am no different. I like that this time of the year gives you an opportunity to say thank you to many important people in our lives: -          Thank you to our TACA chapters,... Continue Reading →

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