Teens Adults Resource Fair

Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Anaheim First Church of the Nazarene 1340 N. Candlewood St., Anaheim, CA 92808 TACA is inviting companies/organizations with programs directed to serving youth and adults with developmental disabilities to exhibit and share their services with parents and caregivers of youth and adults affected by autism. The […]

TACA Orange County Chapter Neurofeedback Scholarship

Thanks to a generous donation, we are happy to announce that TACA Orange County families have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship for neurofeedback at the Amen Clinic. www.amenclinics.com/locations/orange-county/ The scholarship includes a qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram) and 10 (one-hour) sessions of neurofeedback at the Amen Clinic in Costa Mesa. Families must meet the following […]

TACA Georgia Chapter Ion Cleanse by AMD Scholarship

Thanks to A Major Difference, TACA Georgia Chapter families can apply for an Ion Cleanse by AMD. The scholarship would provide the following: IonCleanse by AMD ion machine, as well as 1 complete array, the IonCleanse by AMD foot tub, 1 box of liners (30 total), a water bottle, salt, quick start guide, instructional DVD, […]

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Conference DetailsScheduleSpeakersSponsors & ExhibitorsHotel Info Sponsors IonCleanse by AMD The IonCleanse® by AMD is the word’s #1 selling footbath detoxification system. A detoxification program will enhance any therapy and allow a child to better assimilate nutrition. The IonCleanse® by AMD is the easiest, safest, and most effective approach to total body detoxification. We believe this […]

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Conference DetailsScheduleSponsors & ExhibitorsHotel Info Title Sponsor IonCleanse by AMD The IonCleanse® by AMD is the word’s #1 selling footbath detoxification system. A detoxification program will enhance any therapy and allow a child to better assimilate nutrition. The IonCleanse® by AMD is the easiest, safest, and most effective approach to total body detoxification. We believe […]

Anesthesia and the Autistic Child

By Sym C. Rankin, RN, CRNA Sym C. Rankin, RN, CRNA, is a graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana and the Charity Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia (New Orleans). As a practicing anesthetist for over 25 years, she has witnessed an alarming increase in chronic and autoimmune diseases. Those observations became less academic and […]

Grandparents Must Be Part of the Journey

Author: Chuck Kern, TACA Grandfather When my son announced that he was naming his second son, Charlie, after me, I was very humbled and overwhelmed with pride. “Charles” has been an important name in our family tree. But many months later, my emotions turned to deep anxiety and fear when I realized that Charlie did […]

Oliver’s Autism Journey from Sickness to Better Health

By Lea Googe – TACA Texas Co-Coordinator We often look back and wonder just how Oliver got so sick. We have our suspicions. And we have our regrets. Our family has a combined medical history filled with autoimmune issues like diabetes, ALS, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, Psoriasis, Rheumatic Fever, Rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, asthma, ADD, depression, and […]

15 years later, ready for autism answers

By Melanie Sanchez – TACA Mom My son Andrew is 15 1/2 years old.  He is non verbal, has autism, and a lovely contagious smile.  He had a brief “sleep deprived” EEG done right after diagnosis when he was around 3 years old.  It lasted  less than an hour and hardly seemed worth the time and effort.  At the […]

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 […]

This is Reeve’s Story and Autism Journey

By Jennifer Baker – TACA Mom Reeve* was born via c-section at 38 weeks with an APGAR score of 9. Reeve was a relatively healthy infant who ate and slept well and met his developmental milestones until approximately six months of age, when his development hit a plateau. Reeve didn’t respond to his name and […]

What is Autism and Why do I have it?

By Melody Benbow – TACA Co-coordinator New Jersey               We knew one day Cal would ask this question, however, in my head I always thought I would be so much more prepared with an answer. Instead, I stumbled through my words and gave an answer I was not satisfied […]

Wonder Twin Powers UNITE for Autism

By Gabriella True – TACA Co-Coordinator Connecticut I have twin boys who will be 11 years old this summer and one of them has autism. Although Timmy was diagnosed with autism just prior to his third birthday, he’s been in therapy since the second day of his life. His twin brother, Xander, and the rest […]

Girls have autism too

    By Jackie Moore – TACA Georgia Every autism journey is different. This is our family’s journey with autism. Thirteen years ago, I gave birth to my daughter, Jordyn. At that time, I knew very little about autism. If you would have asked me what I knew, I think my response would have been […]

Our Two Autism Superheroes

    By Paulette– TACA Mom   We have 2 children, both diagnosed with autism. Our daughter, Sophie, is 6 and our son, Charlie, is 4-1/2 years. Sophie was born prematurely and with many complications after birth and in her first few months. She was severely anemic at birth due to a fetomaternal hemorrhage, suffered […]

Webinar Presenter Biographies

Lisa Ackerman A native of California, Lisa has worked in the retail and real estate site selection for almost 20 years. Lisa was a co-founder of Integration Technologies and AnySite Software which was sold to MapInfo Corporation in 2003. Working with customers like Wal-Mart, Burger King and Shell Oil, Lisa has consulted and sold large […]

TACA Georgia Chapter – Biomedical Treatment Scholarship

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the TACA Georgia Chapter, families can apply for a scholarship to see a biomedical doctor of their choice, in Georgia, for a maximum of $2,000. Purpose The TACA Family Scholarship Fund was developed to help families who are pursuing treatment for their children with autism, but are struggling to […]

Grandparents on the Autism Journey

By Holly Bortfeld Being a grandparent is one of the most wonderful parts of life for many people. We hear “I can’t wait to be a grandparent and spoil the kids rotten” and “I can’t wait to take them fishing and teach them everything!” from prospective grandparents all the time. Enter autism. BOOM. “What do […]