By Lisa Ackerman I am more than aware of autism. This is the 16th Autism Awareness Month my family has experienced. There are many families like ours who want more than awareness, we want people to be educated about autism and to share that knowledge with others. This month provides TACA members with an... 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 →
Victory following #autism & #epilepsy diagnosis
By Lisa Ann Pitts – TACA co-coordinator Virgina After 6 months of grueling training, my boy Aidan can now open doors for people. He holds them open after entering and he’s very aware of people walking towards doors. Sounds like a little task, but the concept was tough for our boy because he... Continue Reading →
Recovery from Autism?
By Lisa Ackerman New research demonstrates RECOVERY FROM AUTISM is possible. It happens. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) agrees. They did a study in January 2013 (1.) More studies are underway. We know as we have sent dozens of TACA families their way. For many of you reading this blog you may think: Is... 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 →