Week 34: Hindsight and the evolution of ASD treatment and recovery

As my family is currently going through dietary changes and trying to recover Logan from autism, I know how hard it is, and I can’t imagine how much harder it must have been 15 years ago! A big thank you to Lisa, Holly, and the other parents who did help pave the way–your stories inspire us to keep going!

Moving Autism Forward by Team TACA



By Holly Bortfeld


I went to the IACC meeting in Washington DC on April 8, 2014 (1) to testify in front of the committee about my family’s autism journey. I took my son with me, as I am a single parent and have never had respite care. Standing over 6 feet tall, my son is 18 years old, and terribly handsome, if I do say so myself. He sat there for 6 hours in a boring room and never made a peep. He was awesome.


A man who I’ve known over the internet for many years was there to testify as well. He came up to me and my son and as we were talking, he looked at me and said “He’s so, so good, what did you do? Please tell me, what did you do?” His eyes were pleading and I thought he might cry. I…

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