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TACA provides in-depth, comprehensive information and resources to help parents navigate all aspects of the autism journey, including obtaining a diagnosis, developing skills, medical issues, special education/IEPs, diet, preparing for adulthood, and more.
newly diagnosed articles
As a parent of a newly diagnosed child, it is important to know that autism is treatable. There are many innovative traditional therapies, medical interventions, and therapeutic tools that will make a difference in your child’s life.
There are many co-occurring medical conditions common to autism. Finding and treating underlying medical issues can improve health and thereby, behavior, communication, and socialization. Combining medical treatment with targeted therapy provides the best outcome for your child.
education & skill development articles
Most children diagnosed with autism need educational and therapeutic support to maximize their skill development. To effectively advocate for your child, parents need to educate themselves on a variety of topics. This section contains articles that address education and skill development: therapeutic interventions, school law and procedures, and other ways to support your child.
Diet is the foundation of good health. According to TACA parents, dietary interventions are the top intervention for kids diagnosed with autism. Identifying and removing problematic foods, then replacing them with nutritious alternatives has the potential to improve not only health but also behavior.
teen & adult articles
Teens and adults diagnosed with autism have different needs. Below you will find articles to help you survive the teen years and get your young adult on the road to his or her future.
home life articles
As the children of TACA’s parents have aged, we’ve worked to put together a series of articles to address teen- and adult-related issues and services.
autism checklists & downloads
When your loved one is diagnosed with autism, the task of managing their medical, therapeutic, and educational needs can seem overwhelming. Use these checklists, and access interactive, printable downloads to guide you on your path to supporting your child.
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taca+ recorded webinars
Paid subscription that allows parents access to the very best autism information of recorded content and webinars from a variety of presenters.
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autism journey guides
This guide is written based on the experiences of TACA families, and professionals, and contains best practices and alternative ideas for treating autism both medically and via traditional therapies.
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TACA's Autism Journey Guide is free thanks to American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.