Why Are MAPS Doctors So Expensive?

Frequently we are asked: Why are MAPS ( Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs) doctors and other autism treating physicians SO EXPENSIVE? MAPS is the Medical Academy of Pediatrics Special Needs. MAPS Doctors specialize in the medical issues commonly found in individuals with autism, using a Functional Medicine approach. A group similar to MAPS was […]

Why We Treat Autism

Why We Treat Autism Why does TACA promote treating autism when many professionals still consider this a hopeless diagnosis? TACA’s Vision Statement TACA believes in early diagnosis, intensive therapies and medical intervention for children affected by autism. With early intervention, medical treatment unique to each person’s needs and necessary support services for families many children […]

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 […]

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 […]

Autism and Mitochondrial Function: testing and treatments

By Suzanne Goh, M.D. Board-certified Pediatric Neurologist Director, Pediatric Neurology Therapeutics   Autism and Mitochondrial Function One of the most exciting areas of research in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is in the role of mitochondrial function. Research studies looking at mitochondrial function in those with autism are transforming the way we think about the causes […]

Traveling with Your Children with ASD

Traveling with Your Children with ASD By Holly Bortfeld Over the years, I’ve traveled all over the US with my kids, who both have ASD. Like the movie, “Trains, Planes and Automobiles”, we’ve traveled every way possible. Sometimes our travel was for business, sometimes medical and sometimes pleasure. It takes a little preparation but it’s […]

Living In A Toxic World

By Holly Bortfeld Updated: October 2013 We live in a very toxic world today. Posions and dangers abound and keeping yourself and your children healthy can be very difficult. Minimizing risk to the embryo and fetus is important, as is ensuring that the infant and toddler – and older, affected children too – have a […]

Things That Should Be Avoided For ASD Kids

Excitotoxins Strong scientific evidence suggests these substances could cause brain damage in children, adolescents and adults; with strong emphasis on children and elderly individuals. They may affect the development of a child’s nervous system; resulting in learning disabilities and emotional difficulties later in life. It has also been determined that the placental barrier is not […]

What Is Yeast Overgrowth?

by Holly Bortfeld Click here for the 2013 Webinar presentation slides on Yeast Overgrowth and ASD by Holly Bortfeld The healthy gut contains both yeast and good bacteria, in balance with each other. In many Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) kids, however, one or the other can be out of balance. Bacteria can overgrow, or there […]

Getting a Diagnosis of Autism

Please note the views in this article do not necessarily express the views of Talk About Curing Autism and are an editorial provided by a parent with a child with autism. Introduction Diagnosing Autism is not always easy.  In the past 20 years, many doctors have commented – “Boys develop slower than girls”, or my […]

Rossignol Studies and Treatments Simplified

We are frequently asked for an easy-to-understand version of the studies and treatments that can help our kids and we’re immensely grateful that Dr. Rossignol has let us post them here for your convenience. They can also be found on his website: http://www.rossignolmedicalcenter.com/simple-approach/ Dr. Rossignol has many studies on his website, but here are some […]

Immune system, autism and PANDAS/PANS

Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders (PANDAS) And Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Prepared By Gail Szakacs, MD and Nancy O’Hara, MD Author Contact information: Center for Integrative Health, LLC Nancy H. O’Hara, MD & Gail M. Szakacs, MD 3 Hollyhock Lane Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-834-2813 Fax: 203-834-2831 Website: www.ihealthnow.org/ Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders associated with Streptococcal […]

Detoxification & Methylation

Detoxification & Methylation important information for individuals on the Autism Spectrum By Dr. David Berger, Pediatrician and TACA Physician Advisory Board member Introduction Detoxification, methylation and anti-oxidants continue to play an important role in the biomedical treatment of Autism and other chronic medical conditions. A main player in this is glutathione, a small peptide derived […]

Summary of Treatments for Autism

Summary of Dietary, Nutritional, and Medical Treatments for Autism – based on over 150 published research studies By James B. Adams, Ph.D. Director, ASU Autism/Asperger’s Research Program http://autism.asu.edu 2013 Version Summary of Dietary, Nutritional, and Medical Treatments for Autism – based on over 150 published research studies By James B. Adams, Ph.D. 2013 Version see […]