Facilitating Friendships

Friendship is an important part of life. A good friend can provide a feeling of connection, happiness, and self-worth. However, children with autism often have deficits in social skills and communication making it more difficult to form relationships with peers. As a result, parents play a crucial role in helping their children develop friendships and sustain them.

Emergency Assistance

If you are experiencing a medical or life-threatening emergency and need immediate assistance, call 911. Times of crisis or hardship can happen to any family at any time. Below is a listing of resources to help you during your time of need. Financial Assistance Call 211 211.org is available in all 50 states They provide […]

What To Do During Summer Months

Many parents worry about their child regressing during the summer break from school. Parents should evaluate their child’s unique needs and plan ahead. There are multiple ways to keep your child progressing, even in the less structured summer months. Summer Camps May be part-time or full-time Schedule a meeting with camp directors to discuss if […]

Engaging With Your Child at Home

Parents often struggle with how to help their child at home and may feel guilt that they are not doing enough. Below are some ideas for engaging with your child at home for you to try. Creating a home that your child can feel relaxed, safe, and loved sets your child up to thrive. Explore […]

Autism and the Holidays

Celebrations and holidays gatherings can be very difficult for families with autism. Below are some tried-and-true tips that will help you overcome challenges, lessen the holiday stress, and make it a more enjoyable, happy season for all.   Traditions Traditions are meant to be created. Don’t get so caught up with keeping old traditions that […]

Traveling with Your Children with ASD

Traveling can be an important part of creating a meaningful life for your child because it opens the door for them to experience the world, build relationships with extended family members and friends, or even receive necessary specialized medical care. Traveling with a child who has autism may come with some unique challenges, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

Thanksgiving

Gearing up for the holidays? Afraid of facing Thanksgiving this year? Let TACA help you! While parents and guardians cannot anticipate and prepare for every little thing, taking time in advance to check things off the list can make your Thanksgiving run a bit smoother.  Let’s talk about how to plan ahead, prepare for the […]

Autism: It takes an entire family

by Guest Blogger:  Nancy Cook A Grandmother’s Journey Everyone talks about being a mother and how devastating it is when your child diagnosed with autism.  I bring a different perspective, that of a grandmother.  My grandson was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at 3.  That day I not only lost my grandson, but I lost […]

TACA PSA & “A Voice for Families” Videos

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 […]

Divorce Advice for Special Needs Families

By Holly Bortfeld While it’s never ideal for a family to break up, especially when there is a special needs child involved who generally requires more support, sometimes divorce is necessary. In addition to the standard woes and challenges that divorce brings to every family, families with children with special needs may also benefit from the […]