Seizures in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Richard E. Frye, M.D., Ph.D. Updated: December 2012   Seizures and Epilepsy Seizures and epilepsy are fairly common in childhood. Many children will experience a seizure during childhood and a type of seizure known as a febrile seizure is very common during early childhood. Epilepsy is simply defined are having two seizures without an obvious […]

TACA Family Picnic 2012 Wrap-up

Special Thanks to East Coast TACA Family Picnic Sponsors Sponsors Bryan Family Dentistry AHP – Associated Hygienic Products Bradstreet Wellness Center Master Supplements Wellness Pharmacy Building Bridges Therapy Essential Communication New Beginnings Nutritionals Summit Learning Center The George Center for Music Therapy Cobblestone Therapy Group Blue Ribbon Foods Cumberland Academy of Georgia In Kind Sponsors […]

Autism Community Scholarships: Journey Guide

Journey Guide Scholarship A guide can be mailed to eligible parents, while supplies last Region National DEADLINE ongoing Eligibility Families must meet the criteria below to be eligible to receive assistance from the TACA Family Scholarship Program. Have one or more children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Be a TACA member for at least […]

Family Scholarship Program: 2011 Program Review

Since 2006, TACA has provided medical scholarships to families living with autism. These scholarships help families pay for physician-prescribed services, and include stop gap medical treatments, independent assessments, and other necessary crisis funding.
The stories we hear from scholarship recipients warm my heart. This past year, we asked our scholarship recipients to help us collect data, […]

TACA and the Code Amber Alertag offer Security and Peace of Mind to your Family.

Wherever you are, Tag is always with you… Tag remembers: Your name and contact information Your Medical conditions Current medications you are taking Allergies or problem with any foods or medications If you require any special treatment Your blood type Any recent surgeries or procedures Insurance policy numbers Your doctor’s contact information And Much More! […]

GPS Technology Enhances Quality of Life for Autism due to wandering and safety issues

GTX Corp extends its growing IP portfolio and a partnership with Talk About Curing Autism to develop GPS tracking location based products aimed at aiding families living with autism. Los Angeles– May 8, 2012 – GTX Corp (OTCBB: GTXO), the leader in customizable, 2-way GPS tracking location based solutions has been granted another utility patent, […]

Latest Autism Statistics

Autism Occurrence Revised Estimates of the Cost of the Autism Epidemic (July 2015) New Rate of Autism 1 in 68 (March 2014) The complete CDC report “Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2010” dated March 28, 2014 New Parent survey […]

Inclusion: A Journey So Far & Lessons Learned

By Lisa Ackerman Inclusion – the process of taking a special needs individual and including them in a typical education setting – is a tough, delicate, and extremely complex subject to address. Each situation is unique to the child as well as the desired setting – which can change year to year. This statement can […]

Charla con Café en Español (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Otras Localidades: Para Charla con Café en Español (Orange County, CA) – haga clic aquí. Para Charla con Café en Español (San Diego, CA) – haga clic aquí. Para Charla con Café en Español (Los Ángeles, CA) – haga clic aquí. Para Charla con Café en Español (Texas) – haga clic aquí. Detalles: Educación y […]

Preparing for Your Special Needs Child’s Future By Planning for Your Departure

By Holly Bortfeld “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin This article is about death. This is not a pleasant topic for anyone. This is not something that should not be avoided and carefully planned for anyone with children – especially children with special needs. In the past year, five […]

Behaviors – Help! My Kid’s Behavior is Out of Control!

By Holly Bortfeld  “Autism“ is diagnosed by a set a behaviors so that means behaviors will be a part of your day.  There are two camps to dealing with autism’s behavior – Dietary Intervention and Behavioral Therapy – some people choose only one, but we have found they work better together! When my son was […]

Surviving the Winter Holidays

The holiday season can be stressful for everyone, BUT throw in autism and it can be over the top stressful!  Here are tips, ideas and strategies for making this season a little more joyful! Included below are submissions from parents like you who have been there/done that and want to share their advice on surviving […]

How To Get An iPad (or other AT/AAC device) Funded

For many people with autism, iPads literally give them a voice.  Unfortunately, iPads aren’t cheap.  For families who are already financially strapped due to enormous out-of-pocket medical expenses, even the least expensive iPad is unaffordable.  Fortunately, iPads are considered a viable Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) modality, so there are a number of ways to […]

Vaccination Choices for Families with Autism

Updated: November 2011 Authors: The TACA Physician Advisory Board – Dr. Bob Sears, M.D. & Dr. David Berger, M.D. Families affected by autism face some tough decisions regarding vaccination, not only for their child with autism, but for other children in the family as well. TACA supports informed consent and parental choice for all aspects of medical care […]