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Diet is the foundation of good health. According to TACA parents, dietary interventions are the top intervention for kids diagnosed with autism. Identifying and removing problematic foods, then replacing them with nutritious alternatives has the potential to improve not only health but also behavior.

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Introduction

Introduction to the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free, Soy-Free Diet

The gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free (GFCFSF) diet removes all sources of gluten, casein, and soy from the diet. The word “diet”…

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Top Reasons to Implement a GFCF Diet

Why does my child need a Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet? There are several reasons why parents should consider a gluten-free, casein-free…

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Going GFCFSF in 10 Weeks!

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…

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Picky Eating and Autism

Kids with autism can be extremely selective when it comes to eating. An estimated 46–89% of children with autism spectrum disorder…

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Special Diets for Autism

Diet is the foundation of good health. In addition, not all kids respond the same way to dietary interventions. Therefore,…

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Healthy Eating Tips for Teens and Adults with Autism

Everyone knows that a nutritious diet is key to being healthy. But how do we get our teens and adults…

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Advanced and Refining the Diet

Dietary Infractions: How to Prevent Them and What to do When They Occur

Full adherence to the gluten, casein, and soy-free (GFCFSF) diet is essential to its success.  But, the reality is, your…

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Phenols, Salicylates, and Additives

Phenols and salicylates are chemical compounds found in fruit, vegetables, nuts, and some medications.  These compounds are excellent antioxidants, so…

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Glutamate

Symptoms we often associate with autism—such as anxiety, tics, and inattention—can be caused by an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the…

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Balancing the Gut: Why do You Want to be More Alkaline?

The first step towards great health begins with helping the body become more alkaline. One way to achieve this is…

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Avoiding Toxins

Accumulating evidence establishes a clear link between exposure to pollutants and chemicals with cognitive, motor, and sensory impairments. Scientists believe this is…

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Getting Kids to Take Vitamins and Medication

Kids with autism can be the pickiest eaters on the planet. As a result, this pickiness contributes to their vitamin and…

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Diet at School

Tips for Including Dietary Restrictions in Your Child’s IEP

If your child is on a special diet due to food allergies, sensitivities, or aversions, it is essential to include…

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The GFCF Diet at School: Information for Awesome Teachers

If you have a student in your class who is on a GFCF diet, you may have questions and concerns. …

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Must Schools Provide Meal Modifications For Students On Special Diets?

Federal laws and regulations require public schools to provide meal modifications through the cafeteria service, at no additional cost, to…

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Money Saving Tips

GFCFSF Diet on a Budget

Feeding your family a GFCFSF diet on a budget involves using the same basic strategies you would typically use to…

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