A blood test that predicts #autism has implications for treatment and prevention.

  Richard E Frye & John Slattery Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, Little Rock AR and Daniel Rossignol Rossignol Medical Center, Irvine CA   A recent study demonstrated that a blood test might be able to differentiate children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from typically developing children.1 The study examined one carbon metabolism and its related…

Updated insurance needs for families living with autism

By Lisa Ackerman The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in the news (1.) Many will be affected by the changes to ACA including families living with autism. For many families like mine, insurance is our least favorite topic. There are many hats families wear to help their child and one of the most time consuming…

Episode #12: TACA Chapters Preview

Welcome to the first podcast of 2017! Today we have the privilege of highlighting one of the core programs of TACA: Chapters. You are going to love hearing from two of our newest chapter coordinators, Tyler Dahm and Tiffany Jenkins (Both from the Colorado chapter). They graciously came to talk with us along with Jackie Moore. So go ahead and grab your coffee, turn up the treadmill, or get your grocery list out and let’s get going…

Thanks 2016 & Hello 2017

It’s the end of another year, 2016 is almost gone! TACA is growing every year. TACA is in a constant blur of activity; helping families, building relationships, and expanding our community. This could not have happened without the fantastic people dedicated to the TACA mission. Thank you all.

Episode #9: Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D.

This episode we are honored to welcome Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D. as our guest. We were so encouraged by his kindness, the specific way he encouraged caregivers in this episode, and the way he made challenging concepts easy to grasp. He spoke with us about his new book that just released “The Brain Warriors Way” and we even spoke about his children’s book to encourage sleep “Time for Bed, Sleepyhead” (Who couldn’t use a little help with that?). You are going to love all Dr. Amen shared and we hope that you find at least one takeaway that will benefit you and your family along your journey!

TACA Halloween: Day of Tips and Tricks

Welcome to the last installment of the TACA Halloween series. Before we get into the Tips and tricks for Halloween Day, let’s go back and refresh: Part 1: Preparing for Halloween Filled with encouragement on everything from explaining the holiday to picking out the perfect costume. Part 2: Trick or Treat My Name is _________…

TACA Halloween Part 3: Allergy Friendly Goodie Bag Tips

Here are a few very useful links that we have found to help you in deciding exactly what treats your child can have! Whatever you choose—live it up, make it exciting. What you encourage as special, your child will see as special!

TACA Halloween: Trick-or-Treat! My Name is ______

We want you to believe that anything is possible, with the right tools and encouragement. TACA has created a name card as a great way to help your child participate in trick-or-treating. Print this card and help your child practice handing it out in preparation for Halloween night.

TACA Halloween: Preparing to Have Fun

Don’t let this be the scariest holiday of all! We hope that as you prepare for the holidays you are able to take some of these suggestions to heart and experience a FUN, Special holiday season with your family!

Weekend Jumpstart Series Part 2: Chicken Burritos

Welcome back to part 2 of this awesome recipe filled series! We would like to thank Autism Live and Well Amy for making this happen and of course the awesome Lisa Ackerman for bringing some practical, easy recipes into our lives! This week you will get to see how easy it can be to bring Mexican back into your GFCFSF home and still have fun, make it simple, and even prepare ahead of time if you want—and FREEZE it! Who doesn’t love that option?

Summertime Series Part 5: What’s for Dinner? 

We hope this 5 part series has helped you get your child eating healthier without gluten, casein or soy. Here’s why: Research on the GFCF Diet showed 65% of children with autism improved. Additionally, research on the GFCFSF (including Soy-free) Diet showed 91% improved. These odds are too good to ignore.   TACA’s got you…

Summertime Series: Part 4 Lunchtime

The key to making a GFCFSF lunch every day is to plan ahead. Use leftovers whenever possible and keep it simple. You can easily add fruit and veggies to round out a lunch.