Season 2 Episode #2: Elizabeth McCoy, Esq.

Welcome to Episode #2.2 of the Moving Autism Forward Podcast. Here at TACA we strive to bring you relevant, hopeful, and applicable conversations that explore the latest in autism research, support, and all around TACA resources. It is our hope that here on the podcast we are creating something that encourages you in your journey, puts tools in your hands and can be a 30 minutes break in your busy week. Today, we have the wonderful Elizabeth McCoy, Esq., who is a licensed attorney in the state of California. She focuses her practice on all things special needs and is a valuable part of the TACA board. It was such a privilege to have the opportunity to sit and talk with Elizabeth for a few minutes and have her bring clarity to so many legal areas that concern parents in the TACA community.

Stem Cells, Autism and New Research

By Gita Gupta Autism affects 1 in 68 U.S. children (1.) FDA-approved treatments for autism address issues like irritability, but there are very few treatments for the core symptoms like impairments in communication and behavior. That’s probably because there isn’t enough research focus on understanding and addressing the abnormal changes seen in the body’s functioning…

Calling all Family and Friends for #AutismActionApril

By Lisa Ackerman   Yes, that means you! This is an “all hands on deck” to help families and you can help! It is time for the TACA Family & Friends campaign.   It is hard to believe how far we have come in the past 17 years. Wow, 17 years! (You can’t call me…

#Autism Awareness NEEDS ACTION during April

By Lisa Ackerman   Hi April! You’re back! My 17th autism awareness month is kicking off in hours. (Yes, I am tracking the hours!)  Here we go again!  This is a great opportunity to dig in, inspire and motivate our community to move awareness into action for this April.   Many diseases and conditions have…

Showing Gratitude for Our Doctors: TACA Doctors Appreciation Day

By Jackie Moore On March 30th, 2017 TACA will hold the 2nd Annual TACA Doctor Appreciation Day in partnership with Houston Enzymes® and Lifetrients® to recognize physicians who have dedicated their practice to help children with autism. TACA gives parents a platform to say thank you to their children’s doctors for the knowledge, guidance and…

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…

Season 1 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.

Season 1 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!