Grandparents Must Be Part of the Journey

Author: Chuck Kern, TACA Grandfather When my son announced that he was naming his second son, Charlie, after me, I was very humbled and overwhelmed with pride. “Charles” has been an important name in our family tree. But many months later, my emotions turned to deep anxiety and fear when I realized that Charlie did […]

Resources for Legal Assistance

When seeking legal advocacy, please note that TACA provides external resources for our families. Our support services are limited to parent support and legal questions are referred out to organizations that have expertise in this area. There are many resources available to special needs families that will assist you in finding local legal advocacy resources: National […]

S.O.S. We Need Help!

  By Holly Bortfeld  Crisis can happen to any family, at any time.  Getting help before you reach crisis mode is your best bet to getting out of the crisis, and will allow others to help you before it’s too late. Once a family is in crisis, particularly financial, the solution is much harder to […]

Grandparents of Children with Autism: Top Ten Suggestions

Change Your Relationship Expectations & Provide Unconditional Love For This Child Eye Contact Might Not Happen—Don’t Expect It Hugs and Kisses Can Cause Sensory Overload for Some Children Many Children Are On A Restrictive Diet, Adhere By It—Food Does Not Equal Love Behaviors Can Be Erratic, Ignore Bad Behaviors & Praise Good Put Away Breakables […]

Family Scholarship Program

Purpose TACA Pennsylvania Chapter – MAPS Doctor Scholarship Thanks to the CDFI Challenge and an anonymous donor TACA is happy to announce the following scholarship opportunities. TACA Pennsylvania Chapter families have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to see a MAPS doctor of their choice for a maximum of $1000. Purpose: The TACA Family […]