#Autism is now 1 in 45 – will anyone listen?

By Lisa Ackerman In December 2013 the University of Minnesota published a study regarding the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) population in Minneapolis. The results documented the  ASD overall rate: 1 in 48.  Another major finding from the Somali population showed autism rates are 1 in 32 (1.) In a new report released today two startling findings (2)... Continue Reading →

Is the CDC stepping up autism monitoring?

By Lisa Ackerman The CDC recently announced: they are stepping up autism monitoring (1.) At first, I got excited: Researchers at 10 sites across the country will comb data from 2014 to determine up-to-date autism rates in their communities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this month. Then I read further: As in... Continue Reading →

Autism now affects 1 in 68 U.S. children

By Lisa Ackerman This is the third year in a row the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced new autism rates right before April (1), a month that has been designated as autism awareness month. For years, TACA likes awareness but appreciates ACTION hence why we call this effort #AutismActionApril. As I have mentioned... Continue Reading →

Autism Costs for Families = MILLIONS

By Lisa Ackerman Another report just released outlines that autism costs families MILLIONS (1.)  Sadly at TACA, not a day goes by without providing best practices to help families understand who pays for what and how to obtain what their child needs to make meaningful progress.  Much of the TACA website content is focused on... Continue Reading →

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