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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Coffee Talk and Learn - Algonquin

What: Maybe your physician has ordered genetic testing for you, or perhaps you’ve been wondering if it might be helpful to have you or your child undergo a genetic test. If you are considering a genetic test for any reason, but aren’t sure if it’s something you want to pursue, this TACA talk is for you.

In some cases, a doctor can diagnose a condition without a genetic test. However, for children who have features associated with intellectual disability, seizures, or autism spectrum disorder, a genetic test can determine the underlying cause for why a person has the symptoms they do. A genetic test can also be helpful for patients who have features that aren’t known to be associated with a particular syndrome. For these people, a genetic diagnosis can provide the patient, family, and treating doctors with information about treatments, triggers, associated problems, inheritance patterns and, where to go for support and information. A Courtagen representative will be with us to answer these questions and more. Please join us! If you are not able to make it, you may contact her directly at 630-797-8245.

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Location: Daily Projects Cafe
124 S Randall Rd
Algonquin, IL 60102
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Coffee Talk and Learn - Schaumburg

What: Maybe your physician has ordered genetic testing for you, or perhaps you’ve been wondering if it might be helpful to have you or your child undergo a genetic test. If you are considering a genetic test for any reason, but aren’t sure if it’s something you want to pursue, this TACA talk is for you.

In some cases, a doctor can diagnose a condition without a genetic test. However, for children who have features associated with intellectual disability, seizures, or autism spectrum disorder, a genetic test can determine the underlying cause for why a person has the symptoms they do. A genetic test can also be helpful for patients who have features that aren’t known to be associated with a particular syndrome. For these people, a genetic diagnosis can provide the patient, family, and treating doctors with information about treatments, triggers, associated problems, inheritance patterns and, where to go for support and information. A Courtagen representative will be with us to answer these questions and more. Please join us! If you are not able to make it, you may contact her directly at 630-797-8245.

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Schaumburg Public Library
Rasmussen Room South
130 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193
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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: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Panera Bread
541 Roosevelt Rd.
(in the Jewel strip mall)
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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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!

Here is how to connect:

Step 1 - Get a Yahoo! user ID and password

Step 2 - Search for groups in your area. Here are some groups we like:

Step 3 - Click on “Join This Group”

Step 4 - Set your account to “Individual Emails,” “Daily Digest” or “Web Only.” GFCFkids is not affiliated with TACA.

 

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