Engaging With Your Child at Home

Parents often struggle with how to engage their child at home and may feel guilt that they are not doing enough. Here are some ideas for you to try. Creating a home that your child can feel relaxed, safe, and loved sets your child up to thrive. Explore Therapeutic Play Options Floortime and Relationship Development […]

TACA Marriage & Family Counseling Groups

Couples who have children with autism face serious and ongoing challenges maintaining healthy relationships with their partners and family members. Challenges of time, finances, education and raising a child on the spectrum can be exhausting for couples, placing increasing amounts of stress on each parent and their marriage.We will meet weekly to discuss how to […]

After the Autism Diagnosis: Staying Connected as a Couple

By Mary Romaniec How does a couple stay connected and strong once autism has become part of their world? Parent, advocate and mentor Mary Romaniec offers practical advice that may leave both partners smiling! When families receive the autism diagnosis a period of mourning follows. Parents describe their grief as very much like that of […]

Oral Motor Ideas

Oral motor exercises are important for increasing muscle tone / muscle strength so speech is possible.  Even for children that already talk – these are great ideas for improving speech clarity. These exercises are intended to give your child a variety of oral motor experiences in an enjoyable way. 1) BLOWING dandelions that have gone […]

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 […]

Tomatis Listening Therapy (FAQ) & One Parent’s Experience (Case Study)

By Lisa Ackerman – Jeff’s mom This is an account of one parent’s findings of Tomatis Listening Therapy.  Not all findings and results are the same for each family/child.  This document is to outline; what Tomatis does, how the therapy is done, for how long, and what to expect from a parents perspective. It is […]