In order to develop effective goals with your child’s team, you need to know what their strengths and areas of need are. You can determine each by conducting assessments. Assessment is the formal process where professionals analyze data to measure knowledge and skills. While schools perform assessments on a regular basis, there may come a […]
If you think your child has autism or your child is showing signs or symptoms of autism, it is important to have them screened. The sooner your child receives a diagnosis, the sooner they can begin needed services which can improve their outcome and quality of life. This article will give you information about the […]
Feeding your family a GFCFSF diet on a budget involves using the same basic strategies you would typically use to reduce food costs to your family. Here are some tried-and-true tips for implementing a healthy, gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free diet that is budget friendly.
Many parents worry about their child regressing during the summer break from school. Parents should evaluate their child’s unique needs and plan ahead. There are multiple ways to keep your child progressing, even in the less structured summer months. Summer Camps May be part-time or full-time Schedule a meeting with camp directors to discuss if […]
Planning on implementing a gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free (GFCFSF) diet for your child? Then you’ve come to the right place! Download this FREE guide for a simple, easy-to-follow plan to help you successfully transition to the GFCFSF diet in 10 weeks. Our guide, Going GFCFSF in 10 Weeks, provides information about: How to remove gluten, casein, […]
In this article, Timothy A. Adams, Esq. discusses what parents need to know about the fundamentals of special education so they can better advocate for their children throughout the IEP process. Federal law defines special education as specifically designed instruction, at no cost to the parent, designed to meet the unique needs of a child […]
An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is the foundation to your child’s education. Many parents feel overwhelmed and anxious about these meetings. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Below, you will find IEP tips to help you successfully navigate the Special Education process, including: basic information about the members of an IEP and what to do before, during, and after IEP meetings to help maximize your child’s services.
Speech issues are common in autism. In fact, about 40% of children with autism do not talk at all. Providing your child with an effective means to communicate their thoughts, opinions, experiences, feelings, and knowledge is essential to creating a meaningful life for them.
If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, there are some tax strategies to be aware of that can save your family money. For example, you can deduct the cost of many out-of-pocket expenses on your federal taxes. In this article, you’ll learn about deductions as well as other strategic considerations such as […]
Back to Autism on Public Assistance: Resource List | Download a printer-friendly PDF of this page National foundations are listed first and then by state Organization Type of Funding Region Avg Grant Amount Deadline 4-A Healing Foundation 1325 Avenue of the AmericasSuite 2800 New York, NY 10019 (212) 763-8688 biomed National Unknown Application available […]
Frequently we are asked: Why are MAPS ( Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs) doctors and other autism treating physicians SO EXPENSIVE? MAPS is the Medical Academy of Pediatrics Special Needs. MAPS Doctors specialize in the medical issues commonly found in individuals with autism, using a Functional Medicine approach. A group similar to MAPS was […]
Using this handy guide you will learn what services and therapies there are, who provides them, where they are provided and who is supposed to be paying for them BEFORE You start paying out of pocket. The “Who Pays for What” document covers: Service Name Service Description Who Delivers Service Who Funds Service Links It […]
The Autism Journey Blueprints were created as a quick introduction reference guide for families on the autism journey. Complete Autism Journey Blueprints: click here to download the PDF. AJ Blueprints – Years 1-3: click here to download the PDF. AJ Blueprints – Medical Intervention: click here to download the PDF. AJ Blueprints – Dietary Intervention: click here to download […]
Free and Low-Cost Services We have compiled this list of resources to help families. We will continue to update it as information becomes available. If you are aware of any further financial assistance resources that we have not included, please contact us. Counseling Grants – Scholarship – Aid/Services Legal Information MAPS Doctors and Supplements Therapy […]
As the children of TACA’s parents have aged, we’ve worked to put together a series of articles to address teen- and adult-related issues and services. Below you will find many articles to help you survive the teen years and get your young adult on the road to his or her future. Teenagers with ASD Articles […]
Ready or not, here it comes! No matter which road you take on your autism journey with your child, one thing is an inevitable fact for us all – our kids become adults. Quicker than you can blink, your precious toddler is going to be a strapping young man or lovely young lady. Are you […]
There are many programs to help your child attend and succeed at college. TIP! If you are going to apply for grants such as a Pell Grant, make sure you have registered for Selective Service, as it’s a qualification for most federal grant funding programs. College Assistance Programs There are companies who can assist you […]
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1. I want to come to a TACA meeting. Do I need to RSVP? No. TACA Chapter meetings do not require a RSVP unless specifically noted in the meeting topic description. Find a TACA Chapter near you or view a list of upcoming autism related events & TACA Chapter meetings. 2. I’m not a parent, […]