Grandparents Must Be Part of the Journey

Author: Chuck Kern, TACA Grandfather When my son announced that he was naming his second son, Charlie, after me, I was very humbled and overwhelmed with pride. “Charles” has been an important name in our family tree. But many months later, my emotions turned to deep anxiety and fear when I realized that Charlie did […]

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 […]

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 […]

Flu Prevention

Pre- and Post-Flu Vaccination Care and Flu Prevention Tips Flu season is upon us and with the new Swine flu strain, it seems flu is everywhere. We aim to offer you helpful tips to consider to keep your family safe and healthy this flu season, and all year long. Pre and Post Vaccination Tips Renowned pediatrician […]

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 […]

MAPS – new physicians group for autism & chronic conditions

Editors Note: Parents of children living on the autism spectrum should be excited about MAPS. In 2012, the MAPS physicians training and certification group is the next generation in physician leadership for chronic conditions including autism. I am very excited about assisting with this important project and know this will provide great assistance to families […]

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 […]

Medical Testing, Common Issues & Treatment Information

First Things First In the American Academy of Pediatrics Physicians’ references, there are very few “standards of care” for children affected with autism. Standards of care are used to define necessary treatments by health insurance companies and the providers of services and treatments. In addition these standards are created so health insurance companies know what […]

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 […]

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 […]

Medical Information & Health Insurance

This page provides some basic medical information for review. As always, please consult with a doctor before pursuing any medical treatment. For additional information please contact us. Suggestions for Starting Biomedical Intervention for ASD Children Medical Testing Information Why Is Medical Treatment So Expensive? Supplement Information Supplements Sept. 2006 – Dr. Woeller Lecture What supplements […]