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 […]

Educational-Behavioral Therapies: Overview

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Who & Where: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) typically leads a team of paraprofessionals working 1:1 with child in the home or at school. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree […]

Time for Action!

Before the diagnosis, we “knew” it was going to come. He was already enrolled in a school IEP program since February of that year. By May, we really started to suspect autism and already started to research everything we could while seeking an official diagnosis.

A Fun and Awesome Kid

In 2006, we welcomed another baby boy into our family. Luke was born with a shock of jet black hair and a beautiful disposition. He was an easy-going baby, breastfed well (always hungry) and was a gorgeous brother to Jack.

We Have Come a Long Way

Tristan was born in November 1999 after a wonderful and uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery to a first time mom. He breastfed immediately and the first few months after he was born were “normal” per all the baby books I read — no colic, sleeping well, normal looking and smelling bowel movements, and no unusual fevers or ailments whatsoever.

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 […]

How to Start an In-Home Therapy Program for Your Child

Children affected with autism have unique needs and often require an in-home therapy program to address them. The unique needs could include many issues such as: managing behaviors, enabling learning, and the ability to work on deficits. These programs are in place ultimately to help the child prepare for typical learning placements at their local […]