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…

GUT MICROBIOME IN AUTISM

By Gita Gupta   When my son was first diagnosed with autism, he also had problems like chronic diarrhea. The diarrhea caused him a lot of distress, and he was not gaining weight or growing. We saw many specialists. When I asked them about what causes the diarrhea, I was often told “that’s just autism.”…

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,…

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,…

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,…

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…

Who Says Allergy Free Cooking has to be HARD

By Lisa Ackerman Cooking for your family can be a challenge! I know! Each parent is doing a thousand things every day and cooking just seems like the last priority on the list.  Then there is the age ol’ problem ‘ WHATS FOR DINNER!??’ One of the most important things to me and my mission…

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…