A Mouse Model for the Immune Dysregulation Subtype of Autism

 By guest blogger & TACA Physician Advisory Member:  Dr. Cindy Schneider A landmark paper was published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have successfully created an animal model for autism.[i]  By injecting mice with synthetic double-strand RNA, they were able to precipitate an […]

The IACC reconvenes

By Lisa Ackerman Due to the Combating Autism reauthorization delays, the IACC met again this past week on July 10, 2012. Over one year has passed since their last meeting. Who is the IACC? (1) The IACC is described as follows: The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) is a Federal advisory committee that coordinates all efforts […]

Autism: It takes an entire family

by Guest Blogger:  Nancy Cook A Grandmother’s Journey Everyone talks about being a mother and how devastating it is when your child diagnosed with autism.  I bring a different perspective, that of a grandmother.  My grandson was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at 3.  That day I not only lost my grandson, but I lost […]

A huge loss in the scientific community looking into autism

Guest blogger & TACA Physician Advisory:  Dr. Elizabeth Mumper The mother was beautiful, smart, and resourceful. She dedicated most of her life to the care of her son who had autism. Her voice cracked during her phone call when she told me, “my son died during the night.” Her son was 20 years old. He […]

On the front lines: calls that make us at TACA smile

A little ditty by Lisa Ackerman Another parent called to let us know her son with autism won’t need an aide next year. He has graduated his class & is completing grade level work! After four years of early intervention and a myriad of biomedical treatments unique to the child’s needs her son will be […]

The Annual Cost of Autism

By Lisa Ackerman In May, new figures were released highlighting a huge increase in the annual costs of autism which have soared to $137 billion a year (1). This represents a three-fold increase within the last decade. If you ask “who pays for autism?” my answer would be everyone. We know many families living with […]

Autism in Past Tense: Recovered. Really.

By Guest Blogger: Holly Riley In November I spent four whirlwind days at the Autism Research Institute’s conference in Las Vegas. This was not a vacation. The ARI conferences are intense and full of information, and I was volunteering as a Parent Mentor at the TACA booth and Coffee Talk meetings. So when I wasn’t […]

Breaking Down Barriers

Successful tips from successful families By Lisa Ackerman When you get the news that your child has an autism diagnosis it IS an overwhelming experience. I know, as I have been there. That is why TACA was born. I never wanted another family to feel the same way I did almost 13 years ago. Even […]

Letter to parents looking at biomedical intervention for autism

Guest Blogger: Andrew Zimmerman In this photo: the amazing Zimmerman family with TACA Founder (NOTE:  This is a feature from the new TACA Autism Journey Guide – Volume 2. For more information please see: http://tacanow.org/about-autism/autism-journey-guide/  ) Dear Parents, I am writing this to encourage you to consider biomedical interventions for your child. I hope many […]

GTX Corp and Talk About Curing Autism Partner to help families

 GPS Technology Enhances Quality of Life for Autism due to wandering and safety issues GTX Corp (OTCBB: GTXO), the leader in customizable, 2-way GPS tracking location based solutions has been granted another utility patent, adding to the company’s growing IP portfolio that includes 11 issued patents, 5 patents pending and 34 U.S. and 28 foreign […]

Oakley One Icon Magazine Features TACA

By Lisa Ackerman EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT FROM OAKLEY: Today, Oakley’s ONE ICON quarterly online magazine takes an in-depth look at Talk About Curing Autism, the issues faced by families living with Autism, and how friends of Oakley can get involved. This innovative media tool includes an article and video featured on iTunes. Autism is widely misunderstood. […]