American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Standard of Care for Autism

Identification, Evaluation, and Management of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Susan L. Hyman, MD, FAAP, Susan E. Levy, MD, MPH, FAAP, Scott M. Myers, MD, FAAP, Council on Children With Disabilities Published online (Pediatrics, Official Journal of the AAP)  December 16, 2019 Download the PDF article here or Read the article online here   Evaluation, […]

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 download […]

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 […]

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. Dr. Rossignol has many studies on his website, but here are some simplified […]

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 […]

The Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist

How to track progress – The Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist The Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) is a great tool for clinicians and parents to evaluate treatments based on autistic symptoms. ATEC scores collected from thousands of families yield important clues to common treatments for ASD. Autism Research Institute has been collecting more than 26,000 […]

Teens with ASD: Medical Treatment with an Older Child

The future depends on what we do in the present. – Mahatma Gandhi Medical Interventions are not just for the very young. The beautiful thing about medical intervention is that there is no “window” during which medical treatments will only work, but rather we’ve seen many families start medical treatments with teens and adults with […]

Teens with ASD: Puberty – What to Expect, Seizures, Anxiety, Sexuality

The future depends on what we do in the present. – Mahatma Gandhi Puberty Sexuality Seizures Anxiety For Girls Only Suggested Reading   Puberty: The Great Equalizer I have always called puberty the “great equalizer” because I have seen so many kids drastically change, good or bad, during puberty. Some children, with no changes in […]

Ideas To Help Your Child Take Supplements

Vitamin supplementation is a road often traveled for families with children on the autism spectrum. Varied dietary issues, careful food choices and food intolerances make it hard to make sure each child gets all the vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy body. Here are some suggestions for getting supplements and medications (as needed) into […]

Autism Research Institute (ARI) Parent Ratings of Behavioral Effects of Biomedical Interventions

Autism Research Institute ● 4182 Adams Avenue ● San Diego, CA 92116 [Excerpt of article cited from ARI Publ. 34/March 2009] Download the full article here. February 2008 The parents of children affected by autism represent a vast and important reservoir of information on the benefits—and adverse effects— of the large variety of drugs and […]