A – Z: Autism Journey Blueprints

The Autism Journey Blueprints were created as a quick introduction reference guide for families on the autism journey. Complete Autism Journey Blueprints: click here to download the PDF.   AJ Blueprints – Years 1-3: click here to download the PDF. AJ Blueprints – Medical Intervention: click here to download the PDF. AJ Blueprints – Dietary Intervention: click here to […]

Special Diets for ASD

Special Diets for ASD There are many diets parents say work for their children to improve health, behavior, attention, sleep and reduce autism symptoms. This is a partial listing of the most widely used among them, but they all have something in common – clean, unprocessed foods. We’ve all heard the saying “garbage in, garbage […]

Recipes Database

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A – Z: TACA Facts – a video series answering the most common questions

We are very excited about a new video series in collaboration with our friends at Autism Live. Introducing: TACA Facts This is an introduction to our new series “TACA Facts” sponsored by Autism Live. We’ll answer the most common questions for families living with autism in 2-3 minute segments. TACA Fact: Can children with autism […]

Music to Our Ears

My daughter, Ryan, was born December 4, 2002. Three and a half years later, she was diagnosed with autism. I became concerned about her development at age 2 ½, when she didn’t answer to her name, protested any demand placed on her, and was extremely tactile-defensive.

Probiotics, Lacto-Fermented Foods and Digestive Enzymes: Important additions to your Diet

Author: Jane Casey August 2013 Good health is, to a very large degree, dependent on a well functioning digestive tract. Digestion is the process of changing food into a form that they body can absorb into the blood, nourish cells and provide energy. Of all of the bodily functions, digestion has the greatest influence on […]

Lunch Box Ideas

The best, cheapest and easiest, lunchbox meals are leftovers. During the school week, every dinner I make, I just make one more serving and set it aside and that’s what my child takes to school for lunch the following day. Easy peasy! But for the days when that’s not an option, we offer helpful hints […]

GFCFSF Cooking Classes

TACA & Autism Live are proud to present Gluten Free, Casein Free, Soy Free cooking classes Meat Puffs Mac and No Cheese Zucchini Muffins Chicken Nuggets Nutfree Breakfast Bars Pazones Kids Sushi Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookies Meatballs Carrot Cake Gluten, Dairy, Egg & Yeast FREE home made pizza crust GFCFSF Banana bread GFCF “bourbon” chicken […]

What is Soy?

Q. What is soy? A. Soy is a legume that is grown and highly chemically processed, even the “organic” versions. Virtually all soybeans grown today are genetically modified.  Many countries outside the US won’t accept US-grown soy due to the carcinogenic chemicals and genetically modified status. Research has shown that the phytoestrogens in soy may play […]

Surviving the Winter Holidays

The holiday season can be stressful for everyone, BUT throw in autism and it can be over the top stressful!  Here are tips, ideas and strategies for making this season a little more joyful! Included below are submissions from parents like you who have been there/done that and want to share their advice on surviving […]

Food Allergy Testing

Understanding allergies, testing and avoidance can be a confusing process for parents. The hard work of managing and avoiding food allergies – especially in autism pay will off with great rewards. It is all about addressing your child’s unique needs and avoiding allergens that can play a large role in how your child feels.  Food […]

An Essential Handout For Teachers & Aides

Authors Mary Fry, Diane Gallant & Moira Giammetteo What Is the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free (GFCF) Diet? This is a dietary intervention to lessen the digestive and bowel, and behavioral issues sometimes found in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Recent research indicates that there are children with a genetic predisposition to the disorder, which is then […]

GFCFSF Diet on a Budget

By Holly Bortfeld So, you’ve chosen to start your child on the GFCF (gluten-free, casein-free) diet but wondering which bank you will have to rob to be able to pay for the special foods needed, right? Before you get out your ski mask, here are some hints that might help. There are several approaches to […]