Tips for Including Dietary Restrictions in Your Child’s IEP

When your child is on a special diet for medical reasons, getting the correct wording into your child’s IEP is very important to minimize dangerous infractions. What parents must provide Parents must get a letter from their doctor stating that for medical reasons, your child cannot have certain foods (which must be listed).  The letter […]

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 Nut Free Breakfast Bars Pazones Kid’s Sushi Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookies Meatballs Carrot Cake Gluten, Dairy, Egg & Yeast Free Pizza Crust GFCFSF Banana Bread GFCF “Bourbon” Chicken More […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pasos para lograr la transición a la dieta sin gluten, caseína y soya (GFCFSF) en 10 semanas

Antes de comenzar, prepárese leyendo toda la información disponible en nuestro sitio web de TACA y entonces elija una fecha para iniciar la dieta.  El mejor momento para comenzar la dieta es durante las vacaciones escolares de primavera, verano o invierno pues es cuando usted está con su hijo/a diariamente las 24 horas del día […]

Hidden Sources of Gluten

Some of this information was provided by the GFCFDiet.com. Please go there if you need further information. Thanks! Gluten is EVERYWHERE! Not just in the foods we eat, but the world our child lives in! Here are a list of hidden sources of gluten: Everyday Products: Lip stick / lip balm (use Burts beeswax lip […]

Como Tratar Reacciones Negativas al Comenzar la Dieta sin Gluten, Caseína y Soya (GFCFSF)

Ya empezó la dieta libre de gluten, caseína y soya (GFCFSF) con su niño/a y ahora ve que éste está reaccionando con mucha hiperactividad y comportamientos negativos. Aquí le ofrecemos algunas sugerencias fáciles que puede tratar en casa para poder ayudar a su niño a superar estos momentos temporeros en el cual su cuerpo y sistema digestivo ha acumulado […]

GFCFSF: Ingredientes y Sustitutos

Libre de gluten, caseína y soya (GFCFSF, por sus siglas en inglés) La siguiente información lo ayudará a descubrir la gran cantidad de sustitutos posibles que pueden usarse al empezar una dieta GFCFSF. Sustitutos de la harina Sustitutos de la leche Aceite, margarina y mantequilla Sustitutos del huevo Azúcar y edulcorantes Libre de maíz Vainilla […]

GFCFSF School Supplies

Pre-K, Elementary School List A child on the gluten-free/casein-free (GFCF) diet can be 100% on the diet and fail to make the grade if their school supplies have forbidden ingredients. Parents need to be diligent and work with school staff to absolutely make sure every aspect of their children’s school environments are completely GFCF, right […]

GFCFSF Ingredients and Substitutions

The following will help you navigate the many possible substitutions when converting to GFCFSF. Flour Substitutes Milk Substitutes Oils, Margarines and Butter Egg Substitutes Sugars and Sweeteners Corn-Free Vanilla and Vinegars “Soy” and Worcestershire Sauce Beef-Free Gelatin   GFCFSF Flours There are many possible combinations of flours you can mix to use in recipes. Please […]

Autism on Public Assistance: GFCFSF Diet on Food Stamps (Yes, you can!)

As the cornerstone of biomedical treatment, the Gluten-, Casein- and Soy-Free (GFCFSF) diet has resulted in tremendous progress for more than 90% of children with ASD who’ve tried it. The diet can be done many different ways, ranging from VERY expensive to very cheap – it all depends on how much premade food you buy […]