Missing Bernie

By Lisa Ackerman There are many days I miss Dr. Bernard Rimland. This week is no exception. He is a true pioneer for families living with autism. If you are not familiar with dear Bernie, please read his tribute (1.)  He was a great man. In my office is a treasure sent to me from... Continue Reading →

From #autism to skateboard star

By Jacqueline Garza Hi I am a TACA mom and I have an amazing, incredible 9 year old superhero son named Mason. Mason began receiving early intervention at 17 months and was formally diagnosed with autism at 2.5 years old. In April 2014, Mason participated in Volcom Autism Awareness Day brought to us through TACA... Continue Reading →

Wonder Twin Powers UNITE for #Autism

  By Gabriella True – TACA Co-Coordinator Connecticut   I have twin boys who will be 11 years old this summer and one of them has autism. Although Timmy was diagnosed with autism just prior to his third birthday, he's been in therapy since the second day of his life. His twin brother, Xander, and... Continue Reading →

#AutismSuperHeroes: A wish for a friend

  I was recently reading a post on Education.com. It was titled “Do Kids Need Friends?” The introduction really tore at my heart. It said: “Human beings are social beings. Responsiveness is built in; we come into the world programmed to respond and relate to others. Even infants turn their heads in response to the... Continue Reading →

Quinn’s Trip Through Hell & Back

By Holly Riley TACA Co-coordinator Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley   In May of 2005 at the age of two, my son, Quinn, was diagnosed with autism. We didn't know if he would ever speak. For that matter, we didn't know if he would ever do anything but tantrum, cover his ears and spin things in... Continue Reading →

Why support/give your money to TACA?

  By Christi O’Neal TACA Georgia Volunteer Co-coordinator   I love Friends and Family TACA Fundraising time of the year. It’s funny because I hate asking people for money. But I’ve found that by looking through old photos, like I did last year to thank people for their support, that it is like a little... Continue Reading →

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