by Lisa Ackerman It’s the end of another year, 2014 is almost gone! Is it me or does it feel like only a short time ago was the 80's? Ok, maybe not the 80’s, but time does seem to be moving faster these days. As usual, TACA was a whirlwind of activity this past... Continue Reading →
The best accomplishment of the year involves the number 8
By Lisa Ackerman TACA just finished our 14th year this past month. I am so pleased by the many accomplishments we’ve been able to achieve over the years, now serving 45,000 families across the U.S. I am so very proud of the small staff and army of volunteers that deliver services with the... Continue Reading →
TACA’s 3rd Annual Celebrations Event
By Lisa Ackerman At TACA, we LOVE to share and celebrate the accomplishments of our kids, young and old! Every year, we ask families to share a photograph of their child (yes, adults are children too!) and tell us about something cool they accomplished during the year. Our kids work so hard learning and overcoming... Continue Reading →
#Unselfie day on #GivingTuesday
By Lisa Ackerman #Giving Tuesday has been a relatively new thing since 2012 having a wonderful impact on individuals with its main goal of promoting philanthropy. The holidays can be a frantic time for all, especially for families living with autism. But, I have an idea. The old adage – the more you give, the... Continue Reading →
The Perfect Outfit
Janice Kern, TACA Mom and Dang Chic There was a special event planned for a particular evening. As with most special events, I wanted to pick an outfit for the occasion. Fortunately, a package had arrived several days before so I didn’t have to think too hard about what to wear. The occasion was our... Continue Reading →
By Lisa Ackerman Recovery from autism happens (1.) As promised I will keep sharing those stories! Meet wonderful Christian. Any parent would be proud of this great graduate. But watch and you will see that there is so much more to his story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulH-Jo0b_7U Not only has he overcome and recovered from autism, but... Continue Reading →
11th Annual TACA Family Picnic: best day ever!
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 11th Annual Family Picnic on Sunday, June 8th at the Phoenix Club in... Continue Reading →
Every month is AUTISM Action month
by Lisa Ackerman Yesterday, my 14th autism awareness came to a conclusion. I have experienced 13 of these months asking for the same efforts – awareness. With the numbers now being 1 in 68 (1), I would love to meet someone that is not aware or affected by autism and the toll it takes on... Continue Reading →
Four Friends. . .
By Janice Kern When I found out I was pregnant, we had only been living in our community for a couple of years but I already had established some very good friendships with three special women. At that time, there were 4 children among the four of us. Kim and Jalene had two children... Continue Reading →
The Autism Community needs someone like Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
By Lisa Ackerman Martin Luther King Jr. means something special to this generation as he did to the ones before us. He was a true inspiration that continues to inspire many today. In honor of his birthday children in school get a holiday in his honor. Adults should re-read some of his speeches and be... Continue Reading →