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 […]

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 […]

iPads and Autism – Innovation in Communication

In September 2011, TACA was approached by a long time family member who had a teen with autism who had uttered his first words just a short time after having obtained his iPad. He was 16 years old when his family first heard his voice. After this remarkable experience, they were motivated to share their […]

Is Your Baby Meeting These Important Milestones?

By Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Amy Wetherby, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and First Signs, Inc. © 2004 First Signs, Inc. All rights reserved. Please do not post, distribute, or create derivative work based upon these hallmark developmental milestones without permission of First Signs.   Does Your Baby…   At 4 Months: Follow and […]

What Autism Symptoms Mean

I. Medical Treatment Basics Overview II. Why Does My Child Do THAT? III. Definition of Terms Used I. Medical Treatment Basics Overview What is Medical Treatment? Children with autism almost always have medical conditions that cause or make the symptoms of autism worse. Treating those conditions makes the child healthier and when they are in […]

The Art of Managing Professionals & Appointments

Parent’s Bill of Rights And Parent Responsibilities by Lisa Ackerman   Not a month goes by when Jeff does not have a follow-up appointment scheduled with any number of specialists. Having the diagnoses of autism, apraxia, and auditory processing issues, our team of specialists are many and include: a pediatrician, neuropsychologist, learning specialist, speech pathologist, […]

The Parent’s Role in Biomedical Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Lisa Ackerman – December 2006 Nothing is more heartbreaking for parents than receiving the label of “autism” for their beloved child. Hopes and dreams for a child never include this devastating diagnosis. As follow-up appointments come and go, many families, including mine, have heard this statement from professionals: “There is nothing you can do.” […]

Beginner Biomedical Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Robert W. Sears, MD Gluten-free, Casein-free (GFCF) Diet Do not go onto this diet suddenly. Ease into it over a couple weeks. Otherwise, your child might really freak out and stop eating. It is also helpful to go either casein or gluten free first, then do the other one so you can see which […]

How to Start an In-Home Therapy Program for Your Child

Children affected with autism have unique needs and often require an in-home therapy program to address them. The unique needs could include many issues such as: managing behaviors, enabling learning, and the ability to work on deficits. These programs are in place ultimately to help the child prepare for typical learning placements at their local […]

GFCF Diet: The Basics

Some Hints on Stocking Your Kitchen With the Basic Ingredients and Utensils When assigned with a new task that could greatly help your child (or children) many parents can go a little overboard. Especially when it comes to buying the GF CF items you need to have a fully loaded kitchen. This document attempts to outline some […]