By Lisa Ackerman There are a lot of dreams for two grown people who come together, in love, with dreams to be lucky enough to create a family. In the early stages, you giggle “what will their eye color be?” while you silently pray they turn out identical to the ones you stare at. You […]
Editors Note: Parents of children living on the autism spectrum should be excited about MAPS. In 2012, the MAPS physicians training and certification group is the next generation in physician leadership for chronic conditions including autism. I am very excited about assisting with this important project and know this will provide great assistance to families […]
By guest blog writer – Julia Berle May 13, 2005 was a joyous day in our household. On this day, seven years ago, our child Baxter no longer qualified for the diagnosis of autism. He had been re-evaluated three years after receiving the label and no longer fit the diagnostic criteria. We were elated. […]
By Dr. Bob Sears- TACA Physician Advisor With the upcoming proposed changes in the DSM – 5 diagnostic criteria for autism, many parents are worried that their child may no longer qualify for much-needed services. One 2009 study published in Pediatrics (1) revealed that almost 40% of children who were previously diagnosed with autism improved so […]
CHANGE THE WORLD! Two years ago my husband Glen helped launch a pet project, the TACA Autism Youth Ambassadors (AYA). Spending time with these inspirational young leaders has since become one of our favorite things to do. I have had the great fortune to speak at several club meetings. The Youth Ambassadors bring such positive […]
1. TACA Press Release: May 2011 – New Study of U.S. Vaccine Injury Awards Reveals Settlements with Vaccine-Autism Link Read TACA’s Press Release: May 2011 – New Study of U.S. Vaccine Injury Awards Reveals Settlements with Vaccine-Autism Link 2. FOX News: Probe to Reveal Link Between Vaccine Settlements & Autism (Video) Watch FOX […]
Public Service Announcement Video – 30 sec. TACA’s Public Service Announcement video includes four of TACA’s families filmed in November 2010 and is meant to help increase autism awareness and spread TACA’s mission to a larger audience. This PSA video is available to outside parties interested in helping spread TACA’s mission. Please contact us for more […]
A Voice For Families Video This is an updated video following our 2005 Hope After Diagnosis Video. This video highlights four TACA families living with autism and finding answers and hope for their children to help them be the best they can be.