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 →

Drugs aren’t always the answer

By Lisa Ackerman A new study has revealed a shocking fact: nearly two-thirds of kids diagnosed with autism are on medications (1.) This report nearly took my breath away. Here is what they also said: Despite limited evidence supporting the practice, researchers say nearly two-thirds of children with autism are taking at least one psychotropic... Continue Reading →

Overcoming a diagnosis of autism

By Lisa AckermanTwo remarkable videos were created this month by young women who have overcome their autism diagnosis.  Their families are so proud of them. I am deeply inspired by their stories, their willingness to share and desire to help others.Leya and Savine are both incredible.  There are more kids who were once diagnosed with... Continue Reading →

Marcus’s Journey

By the proud parents of Marcus Marcus was diagnosed with autism two months before his third birthday.  There were signs that something was not quite right since he was a baby, but he was our first child and we didn’t know any better.  At age one, Marcus had a few words and ate everything we... Continue Reading →

Picnic V.10.0!

By Lisa Ackerman Every year, I am full of excitement; it’s not a major holiday or my birthday, but it is absolutely my favorite time of the year. It is PICNIC TIME! I am happy to share with you the upcoming 10th Annual Family Picnic on Sunday, June 2nd at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim,... Continue Reading →

Autism: It’s about the poop!

By Lisa Ackerman If it’s your snack time or you are bothered by a conversation about bowel movements, this blog is not for you. If you have a child living with autism – welcome to the most discussed topic (no matter what, try to enjoy your food!!) A new study supports what thousands of parents... Continue Reading →

Soup Nazi meets a soup nazi?

By Lisa Ackerman At TACA, during the long hours some pretty funny things occasionally happen. Monday was definitely one of those fun days. In April I wrote a blog called “No Soup for You” after the famous lines uttered by the iconic Soup Nazi from Seinfeld (1.)  The goal of the blog was to give... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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