Come to a TACA Meeting!

TACA holds monthly meetings in many locations throughout the United States that feature educational speakers on important topics and allow family members to connect with one another and stay on top of the latest information in the autism world.

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.

Are you wondering what happens at a TACA meeting? Watch our video.

Date: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: Wisconsin Integrative Hyperbaric Center
6200 Nesbitt Road
Fitchburg, WI 53719-1949
Directions from your location
*Note: Call WIHC (608) 278-4268 to check the status of our meetings if the weather is bad.
Coordinators: Contact Sue Reilly and Kate Whelan
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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April 8, 2014 Biomarker Discovery: is a blood test for autism within reach?

Beth Donley, CEO of local Madison biotech start-up Stemina, will discuss how the company has teamed with scientists from the MIND Institute (UC- Davis) to evaluate the metabolomic signature in blood plasma of children with autism as compared to typically developing children. Stemina has completed a 100 patient study (children aged 4-6 years old) which has been submitted for publication. In addition, Stemina is nearing completion of a second 275 patient study (children ages 2-4 years old) also in collaboration with the MIND Institute.

Beth will discuss how Stemina has found abundance changes in small molecules known to be associated with autism. Also interestingly, Stemina’s analysis has identified several very important and new metabolites. Moving forward, Stemina is further developing this approach by evaluating additional patient samples and recruiting younger patients with the aim of diagnosing the disorder at the youngest possible age to allow early and effective therapy. The metabolites identified will be further developed into a series of diagnostic tests.

Stemina CEO, Beth Donley, JD, MBA, MS, in invested in finding a bloodtest for autism, as she is also a parent of an ASD teenager. Beth brings a unique combination of business and legal experience to Stemina. She has more than a dozen years of experience in intellectual property, law and business management. Ms. Donley served as General Counsel and Director of Business Development for WARF for more than eight years. During those eight years, Ms. Donley negotiated hundreds of licenses, sponsored research and collaboration agreements between industry and WARF, the intellectual property management organization for the University of Wisconsin.

May 17, 2014 Join Team TACA at the Madison Mud Run!

Support families with autism by putting on an old pair of running shoes, donning a Team TACA T-shirt, and running 5K in mud with obstacles. Not a runner? No problem. You can walk the course, get muddy, and have loads of fun! Frightened of an obstacle? Just skip it, or go over and conquer your fears. It’s up to you!

9:15 AM

Location: Festival Park
111 Lincoln St.
Verona WI 53593

Register here: http://madisonmudrun.com/
Select adult registration, select team, then select Team TACA, Register using code TACA10 to get 10% off and to donate $5 to TACA.

Optional Team TACA shirts are available for pre-order for $25.
Click here for Men’s shirts.
Click here for Women’s shirts.

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Connect with TACA friends, share about your family, and stay up-to-date on the latest TACA happenings by joining our cause on Facebook.


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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