Tax Strategies for Parents of Kids with Special Needs – TCJA of 2017

The original article on this topic has been of great assistance to many parents. This update will discuss what has changed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017. As with the original article, all information presented in this article is educational in nature and is not to be considered tax advice. Please […]


Summer is thought to be a break for kids, offering a time for families to set the homework aside. But for families living with autism, a long break from the classroom can lead to regression or even the loss of skills. With some planning and creativity, parents can make summer a time for their child […]

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 […]

Managing behavior at school: FBA and BIP

By Alison Hamilton, MSW Imagine a child in math class, at a time when the students are expected to work independently. With a shout, the child sweeps papers, textbook, and pencils off the desk, drawing stares from peers and an immediate response from the teacher. A number of factors influence what happens after the child’s […]

TACA and Dr. Darin Ingles LDI Detox Scholarship

Thank you to Dr. Darin Ingles for his generous offer to help TACA TX families affected by Hurricane Harvey. Many generous organizations and donors have the goal of meeting your immediate need for shelter, clothing, and food. Because of that, TACA, and Dr. Darin Ingles are aiming to fulfill a need that could possibly be […]

TACA Georgia Chapter HBOT Scholarship

Thanks to a generous offer from LyfeWell Enhanced Hyperbaric Therapy, TACA Georgia Chapter families can apply for 10 sessions of HBOT at the Johns Creek clinic. The scholarship would provide the following: LyfeWell will provide 10, ninety-minute sessions of Hyperbaric Plus oxygen therapy. The therapy will take place at the LyfeWell Enhanced Hyperbaric Therapy Clinic […]

TACA Georgia Chapter – Precision Chiropractic Scholarship

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the TACA Georgia Chapter, TACA is happy to announce the following scholarship opportunity. •TACA Georgia Chapter families have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship for a Primitive Reflex Program provided by Precision Chiropractic, 12040 Etris Road, Suite D120, Roswell, GA 30075. Here is their website for more information: […]

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 Texas – Biomedical Treatment Scholarship – Platinum

Eligibility Families must meet the following criteria to be eligible to receive assistance from the TACA Family Scholarship Fund: •Be a TACA member (sign up on the web, it’s FREE!) •Have a child diagnosed with ASD or PDD-NOS within the last 12 months •MUST live within 60 miles of Austin, Texas •Have a combined annual […]

TACA Texas – Biomedical Treatment Scholarships

Purpose: The TACA Family Scholarship Fund was developed to help families who are pursuing treatment for their children with autism, but are struggling to find the funding. We understand how difficult it is to stretch the family budget. It is our desire to provide limited financial assistance to eligible families. Thanks to a generous donation […]

TACA Georgia Chapter – Biomedical Treatment Scholarship

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the TACA Georgia Chapter, TACA is happy to announce the following scholarship opportunity. •TACA Georgia Chapter families have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to see a biomedical doctor of their choice for a maximum of $2000. Purpose The TACA Family Scholarship Fund was developed to help families […]

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 […]

How to Dine Out With Multiple Food Allergies

How to Dine Out With Multiple Food Allergies Having food allergies is very common today, but individuals with ASD often have multiple food allergies so it’s not as easy as saying “no croutons on the salad, please”. You have to know every ingredient in every component of the meal, including the beverage, to make sure […]

Autism Grants Spreadsheet

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 […]

Why Are MAPS Doctors So Expensive?

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 […]

Who Pays for What?! – A Guide to Services, Providers and Payors

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 […]

Why We Treat Autism

Why We Treat Autism Why does TACA promote treating autism when many professionals still consider this a hopeless diagnosis? TACA’s Vision Statement TACA believes in early diagnosis, intensive therapies and medical intervention for children affected by autism. With early intervention, medical treatment unique to each person’s needs and necessary support services for families many children […]