Here is a short video by Lisa Ackerman, the founder of TACA, with an inspiring message. Lisa Ackerman is the founder of TACA which stands for the Autism Community in Action. TACA has provided massive amounts of education, support and hope to families living with autism including my own.


Hi, this is Lisa Ackerman, back again with TACA Facts. Wanted to share one of the most popular questions that we get and that is "Do children with autism recover?"

I don't know how to say it loud enough. Yes!!! Scream it from the mountain tops. We've seen it and witnessed it for over a decade at TACA-- thousands of children that lose their diagnosis, they become indistinguishable from their peers following therapeutics and medical intervention.

And in 2013 the NIH, the National Institute of Health agreed! They studied children that had an autism diagnosis and did an in-depth analysis and yes, it showed that children with autism actually can recover. And what I'm so excited about is the odds are in your favor. The study concluded that 10 to 20% of children with autism will recover after intensive early intervention and therapeutics and medical intervention. You may be thinking, wait, wait, 10 20% that doesn't seem like a big number.

Let me tell you why it is. For decades we've been told that autism is a no hope, nothing you can do. And what we know today is yes, there is hope. So now that people know that recovery is possible, it's actually an option that can happen for families that put what they can into the journey and God willing get their kid through the other side so they can live their lives in a beautiful way. I'm excited to share with you that recovery is possible, so now we can all shoot for that together.

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Lyndsy Moffatt is a Holistic Nutritionist and Certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Coach who specializes in helping parents of children and adults with autism & ADHD.