Thanks 2017, Hello 2018!

by Lisa Ackerman It’s the end of another year, 2017 is almost gone! How does that happen!?  Wasn’t it just April last month? (I know I write a variation of this every year. But how is time marching along so fast?!) So here we are: 2017 is another record year for this great organization. TACA…

Season 2 Episode #4: Dr. Anju Usman, M.D.

Welcome to episode #2.4 of the Moving Autism Forward Podcast. Many of you know and love Dr. Anju Usman. She is on the board of medical advisors for TACA and has been a true hero in our community. You are going to hear her tell all about how she ended up in the world of integrative medicine and the best pieces of advice she gives to new parents and seasoned parents alike.

17th #autism awareness month comes to a close

  by Lisa Ackerman My 17th autism awareness month came to a conclusion yesterday. 17. I have experienced 17 of these months asking for the same efforts – awareness.  With the numbers now 1 in 68 or the newer 1 in 45 parent survey (1.)  I would love to meet someone that is not aware…

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.

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…

Season 2 Episode #1: Dr. Nancy O’Hara

Welcome friends to Season Two of the Moving Autism Forward Podcast! We are thrilled to be able to bring you exciting episodes all month long and give you important resources and information to help your family, your friends, and your child. This week we are honored to have Dr. Nancy O’Hara as our guest. Dr. O’Hara is a nationally known and sought after pediatrician out of Connecticut. We loved being able to hear from her about the importance of starting small when addressing your child’s needs, what it looks like for a practitioner and patient/family to work as a team, and we think you are going to really appreciate her stories as she tells us all about some of the most impactful patients through the years.

Season 1 Episode #11: Dr. Tracy Fritz, M.D.

Welcome to the last podcast of 2016! We hope that your family had a wonderful holiday season and you are gearing up for a fabulous New Year. This week is our 2016 wrap up and we could not think of a better way to end the year than to be able to share this episode with you. We were so lucky to be able to sit down with Dr. Tracy Fritz at the National TACA Autism Conference just a few weeks ago to hear her story and explore the latest in her clinical practice. You are going to love hearing her very personal story of living with autism and it will encourage every parent out there to hear her talk about the struggles of finding balance, peace, and rest in the midst of 1000 autism related demands.

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 _________…

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.

Season 1 Episode #7 Janice Kern

This episode is our first repeat guest experience! And honestly, we couldn’t think of anyone better to have back than Janice Kern! Janice is a rock star leader, friend, and cheerleader for so many families around the country. If you know Janice, well then you know–if you don’t know Janice you should come to our National TACA Autism Conference, just so you can meet her–it is worth it! If you missed Janice’s first time on the show, go back and listen to that 1st episode, you will love it!

Summertime Series: Part 3 Up and At ‘Em! Let’s Eat Breakfast

There will be a little trial and error with finding something your child likes for breakfast. If your daughter eats Lucky Charms every morning, there is nothing that can replace her favorite cereal that will taste remotely close to it so it’s better to carve out a new path and find some new breakfast options.