Meet Me at the National TACA #Autism Conference

  Janice Kern TACA National Conference Coordinator   TACA hosts events every week somewhere in the country. There are coffee talks, family picnics, TACA Meetings, Autism Learning Seminars, Family Hikes, TACA Birthday Parties and the list goes on. It’s a fact that TACA has some of the most creative volunteers you’ll ever meet. If they…

So Autism Has Risen Another 30% in two years to 1 in 68. Who Cares?

By Dr Bob Sears The reason we don’t have to care is because autism has ALWAYS been this common. There’s no real rise; we’ve just gotten better at diagnosing it. The government and many health experts are very adamant about this “fact” because, if word gets out that autism is truly on the rise, people…

Functional Medicine goes mainstream

By Lisa Ackerman You cannot go a day without a healthcare story being featured in the news.  The Affordable Care Act, chronic health issues and access to health care have grown into one of the largest issues in American households. In the autism community, we are aware of these issues all too well. For decades,…

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…

Music to Our Ears

By proud guest blogger awesome mom: Brandy Vaughn My daughter, Ryan, was born December 4, 2002.  Three and a half years later, she was diagnosed with autism. I became concerned about her development at age 2 ½, when she didn’t answer to her name, protested any demand placed on her, and was extremely tactile-defensive.  If we…

Treating Autism – MAPS doctors & DAN! Doctors

By Lisa Ackerman At TACA, a common question with parents is “What is a MAPS or DAN! Doctor?” They are doctors that mean a tremendous amount to families living with autism. These doctors are instrumental for helping families assess and treat co-morbid conditions that can greatly improve the daily lives of individuals with autism. The…