What am I grateful for?

By Lisa Ackerman I LOVE this time of the year! It is my favorite time where I get to show gratitude.  It is a great opportunity to say thank you to many important people in our lives. It is important to say THANK YOU to some pretty great people: –          Thank you to our TACA…

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.

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.

Weekend Jumpstart Series Part 1: Fried Rice, No Rice!

As we begin the series of vlog’s (video blogs) that will focus on recipes geared towards our diet sensitive families—we want you to know that these are simple, easy, recipes. Our goal is to put new tools in your hands so that in each phase of your journey you are able to take on the next step with confidence!

Victory following #autism & #epilepsy diagnosis

  By Lisa Ann Pitts – TACA co-coordinator Virgina   After 6 months of grueling training, my boy Aidan can now open doors for people. He holds them open after entering and he’s very aware of people walking towards doors. Sounds like a little task, but the concept was tough for our boy because he…

Hindsight and the evolution of ASD treatment and recovery

  By Holly Bortfeld   I went to the IACC meeting in Washington DC on April 8, 2014 (1) to testify in front of the committee about my family’s autism journey. I took my son with me, as I am a single parent and have never had respite care. Standing over 6 feet tall, my…

No Soup For You

By Lisa Ackerman This iconic Seinfeld show had many memorable moments. When I channel hop, I will often see re-runs and will stop and watch.  These are classics. I love ALL the characters. Among my favorite episodes is the one about the Soup Nazi.  This character has been a constant in my autism journey. I…