Illinois

Come to a TACA Event!

TACA Illinois holds Autism Learning Seminars, Coffee Talks and family events throughout the year. Our seminars feature educational speakers on important topics for ASD families. Our Coffee Talks and family events provide more settings where families can informally network, share resources and speak with seasoned parents.

Each TACA group maintains a resource library of the latest autism books and DVDs/CDs that can be checked out by members at no charge.

Coordinators: Contact Linda Betzold, Johna Sommer and Silvia Martinez
Child care: Not offered at this time, sorry
Equal Participation: Please contact TACA if you will require an accommodation to participate.
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December 3, 2016 TACA Illinois Holiday Fun Party
Everyone is welcome! Moms, Dads, all of the kids, Grandmas, Grandpas and more!

Activities will include: Visit and photo with Santa, Crafts, Games, Goodie bags, Snacks, including GFCF cupcakes and a Raffle.
We will also have story time and songs with Santa at 3:30 pm.

An RSVP is required and appreciated. Please RSVP here.

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Location: First United Methodist Church
236 W. Crystal Lake Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Coffee Talk - Hope for the Holidays - Schaumburg

What: It's the holiday season filled with joy, family and HOPE for a new year. Join us to find HOPE in your Autism Journey with your child. Whether you're new to the Journey or a seasoned parent come and bring your concerns, struggles and questions. We each cannot know everything, but when we come together we can find HOPE in this journey. Because holidays are even more fun with gifts, we will be having an ornament exchange. Please bring an ornament if you'd like to join us in the exchange.
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Location: **New Location**
Barnes & Noble Cafe
590 E Golf Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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Coffee Talk - Hope for the Holidays - Crystal Lake

What: It's the holiday season filled with joy, family and HOPE for a new year. Join us to find HOPE in your Autism Journey with your child. Whether you're new to the Journey or a seasoned parent come and bring your concerns, struggles and questions. We each cannot know everything, but when we come together we can find HOPE in this journey. Because holidays are even more fun with gifts, we will be having an ornament exchange. Please bring an ornament if you'd like to join us in the exchange.
Marvin's Toy Store will be open from 9:00 - 10:00 AM so TACA families can shop together privately and share ideas of gifts for our kids. Discover toys that are wonderful for the earth and the mind at Marvin's.
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Location: **New Location**
Marvin's Toy Store
64 N Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Coffee Talk - Glen Ellyn

What: Come to us with your biggest concerns, topics that interest you or daily struggles you may need help with and in a moderated, roundtable style discussion we will address the hottest issues and pick the brains of families that have been there. Come for referrals, advice, recipes, resources and learn from the experiences of others. We each can’t know everything, but when we come together great things happen!
Date: No December Coffee Talk
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Panera Bread
541 Roosevelt Rd.
(in the Jewel strip mall)
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Directions from your location
For more information contact Erin Micklo

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Email lists are a great way to stay connected between meetings. You can subscribe, read emails and ask questions all related to autism. These lists connect you to other parents like you!

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