A – Z: TACA Facts – a video series answering the most common questions

November 10th, 2014

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 recover?

Show references:
- NIH 2013 autism recovery study: www.nih.gov/news/health/jan2013/nimh-15.htm
- Family stories: www.tacanow.org/family-stories/

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TACA Fact: How do I know if a treatment is working?

Show references:
- It is important to document (i.e. supplements being given, food, behaviors, etc). Tips on how to document and perform an ATEC test: https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/autism-evaluation-checklist/
- Documentation samples: www.tacanow.org/family-resources/sample-daily-calendar/

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TACA Fact: Why aren’t autism treatments covered?

Show references:
- Who pays for what? www.tacanow.org/family-resources/who-pays-for-what-a-guide/
- Insurance Reimbursements: www.tacanow.org/family-resources/health-insurance-coverage-on-a-budget/
- On a budget series: www.tacanow.org/family-resources/autism-on-a-budget-series/
- American Academy Pediatric Standard of Care for Autism:
www.tacanow.org/family-resources/aap-standards-of-care/

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TACA Fact: Why are specialists so expensive?

Show references:
- Who pays for what? www.tacanow.org/family-resources/who-pays-for-what-a-guide/
- Insurance Reimbursements: www.tacanow.org/family-resources/health-insurance-coverage-on-a-budget/
- On a budget series: www.tacanow.org/family-resources/autism-on-a-budget-series/
- How to prepare for an appointment: www.tacanow.org/family-resources/how-to-prepare-for-a-maps-doctor-appointment/
- Things you can do before your appointment: www.tacanow.org/family-resources/what-can-i-do-before-seeing-a-maps-doctor/

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TACA Fact: What are the top 3 mistakes autism parents make?

Show references:
- Autism Journey Blueprints: www.tacanow.org/family-resources/autism-journey-blueprints/
- Find a meeting near you: www.tacanow.org/local-chapters/
- Get support: www.tacanow.org/contact/
- Find a free parent mentor: www.tacanow.org/about-taca/parent-mentor-program/

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TACA Fact: How do I get my partner on board?

Show references:
- Staying connected: www.tacanow.org/family-resources/after-the-autism-diagnosis-staying-connected-as-a-couple/

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TACA Fact: There are no specialists near me!

Show references:
- Traveling tips: https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/traveling-with-your-children-with-asd/
- Find a free parent mentor: www.tacanow.org/about-taca/parent-mentor-program/
- Ask for recommendations from other families like yours: Private TACA USA Yahoo Group www.groups.yahoo.com/TACA-USA (membership required)

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TACA Fact: PUBERTY

Show references:
- Seizures: www.tacanow.org/family-resources/seizures/
- Autism & Puberty: https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/teens-with-asd-puberty/
- Teen and adults – navigating common issues: https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/teens-with-asd-articles/

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TACA Fact: I’ve Done Everything!

Show references:
- Autism Journey Blueprints: www.tacanow.org/family-resources/autism-journey-blueprints/
- Find a new doctor: www.medmaps.org

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TACA Fact: My child is a non responder

Show references:
- www.tacanow.org/family-resources/autism-journey-blueprints/
- FIND a new doctor: www.medmaps.org
- www.tacanow.org/family-resources/seizures/

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TACA Fact: HELP, I am out of money!

Show references:
- TACA “Autism on a Budget” series: www.tacanow.org/family-resources/autism-on-a-budget-series/
- TACA Scholarships: www.tacanow.org/about-taca/taca-scholarships/
- Scholarships offered by other autism groups: www.tacanow.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/autism-grants_2012-07.pdf
- Standards of care: www.tacanow.org/family-resources/aap-standards-of-care/

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TACA Fact: Treatment for Teens and Adults with Autism

Show references:
- TMS/MRT: theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-autism/
- Cerebral Folate Autoimmunity: www.tacanow.org/family-resources/rossignol-studies-and-treatments-simplified2/
- Seizures: https://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/seizures/
- PANDAS: www.tacanow.org/family-resources/immune-system-autism-and-pandaspans/
- Mendability: www.mendability.com

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TACA FACTS: Doctor says go gluten-free, casein-free now what??

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TACA FACTS: My child with autism is non-Verbal

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This is the Autism Live landing page where we will share all future program segments: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzpc1lUvttW9p3hfqDE4f885Xcuo8b7oa

Please remember: TACA is a parent support organization that provides free information and resources to families. Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) provides general information regarding medical research, treatment options, therapies and nutrition to the autism community. The information comes from a variety of sources and is not independently verified by TACA. Nothing presented in print or at meetings should be construed as medical or legal advice. Always consult your child's doctor and therapy team regarding his or her individual needs.

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