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…

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 2: Chicken Burritos

Welcome back to part 2 of this awesome recipe filled series! We would like to thank Autism Live and Well Amy for making this happen and of course the awesome Lisa Ackerman for bringing some practical, easy recipes into our lives! This week you will get to see how easy it can be to bring Mexican back into your GFCFSF home and still have fun, make it simple, and even prepare ahead of time if you want—and FREEZE it! Who doesn’t love that option?

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!

Summertime Series Part 5: What’s for Dinner? 

We hope this 5 part series has helped you get your child eating healthier without gluten, casein or soy. Here’s why: Research on the GFCF Diet showed 65% of children with autism improved. Additionally, research on the GFCFSF (including Soy-free) Diet showed 91% improved. These odds are too good to ignore.   TACA’s got you…

Summertime Series: Part 4 Lunchtime

The key to making a GFCFSF lunch every day is to plan ahead. Use leftovers whenever possible and keep it simple. You can easily add fruit and veggies to round out a lunch.

Summertime Series: Part 3 Up and At ‘Em! Let’s Eat Breakfast

There will be a little trial and error with finding something your child likes for breakfast. If your daughter eats Lucky Charms every morning, there is nothing that can replace her favorite cereal that will taste remotely close to it so it’s better to carve out a new path and find some new breakfast options.

It’s not an #autism behavior, it is a seizure

By Simran Garcia-TACA Orange County Akshay is a fun loving, hard working, 13 year old eating machine. When Akshay was 4 yrs old, he was diagnosed with autism. The odd thing is we were really going to the neurologist’s office to talk about seizures. I guess that’s what happens when you have to wait almost…

Oliver’s #Autism Journey from sickness to better health

    By Lea Googe – TACA Co-coordinator Texas   We often look back and wonder just how Oliver got so sick. We have our suspicions. And we have our regrets. Our family has a combined medical history filled with autoimmune issues like diabetes, ALS, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, Psoriasis, Rheumatic Fever, Rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, asthma,…

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…

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,…