Pennsylvania


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.

**Applications are now being accepted for the TACA Pennsylvania Chapter MAPS Scholarship**

Click here for more information and to apply.

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

Date: Meets the 1st Friday of each month
Time: 7:00 – 7:15 PM Parent Support and Networking
7:15 PM Introduction and Meeting Presentation.
Location: Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church
3625 Chapel Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Directions from your location
Coordinators: Contact Honey Rinicella and Pattie Moor
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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PANDAS and ASD: Signs, symptoms and treatment options.

About: December 2016 TACA Monthly Meeting

Immune system dysregulation is a core issue for many of our children with ASD. PANDAS is a manifestation of a dysregulated immune system. This talk will review the signs and symptoms that identify PANDAS, as well as discuss options that can bring healing to your child.

Speaker: Michael Montico, MD, MAPS

Dr. Montico_newDr. Montico is a Medical Academy of Pediatric Specialty (MAPS) physician. After earning his M.D. degree from Wayne State University in 1998, Dr. Montico completed his residency in family medicine at Providence Hospital in 2001, and completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Providence Hospital in 2002.   He received his training in biomedicine and functional medicine through “DAN” conferences: 2007-2012 and MAPS 2013-present. Dr. Montico’s son, Owen, has Autism and has experienced dramatic improvements following the biomedical approach since 2009.  Seeing the profound difference this approach had for his own son is what truly motivates Dr. Montico.  His passion is to partner with parents so they can use the same biomedical approach with their own children.  He uses a functional medicine approach in evaluating all of his patients.  Dr. Montico has additional training in caring for individuals with special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Michael Montico CV

Dates: Friday, December 2, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 7:15 PM Parent Support and Networking
7:15 PM Introduction and Meeting Presentation.
Location: Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church
3625 Chapel Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Directions from your location

 

Brunch With Santa

About: Special Holiday Event

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Is Visiting Santa at the Mall an Overwhelming Experience?

Join TACA PA for a sensory friendly family holiday party with Santa. There will be brunch, crafts, a movie and more. This is a free event. Donations are accepted, but never expected.

Dates: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church
3625 Chapel Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Directions from your location

Coffee Talk - Langhorne, PA

About:
Come and receive some extra support or to chat all topics related to autism and meet other TACA families. To RSVP please email: Megan Fennelly at mofennelly@gmail.com
Dates: Friday, December 2, 2016
(Dr. Montico will be in town and will stop by to chat with parents briefly.)
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Location: Oxygen Oasis Hyperbaric Wellness Center
848 Town Center Drive
Langhorne, PA 19047
Driving Directions

Coffee Talk - Malvern, PA

About: Coffee Talk
A TACA Coffee Talk is where you can come to talk about all things autism! Whether you are new to the autism journey or have been on the journey for several years, there is a place for you at the TACA table. Come join us for coffee and conversation as we help each other to find the answers for our families.
Date: TBA
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Wegmans - Cafe
50 Foundry Way
Malvern, PA 19355
Driving Directions

Coffee Talk - Warrington, PA

About: Coffee Talk
A TACA Coffee Talk is where you can come to talk about all things autism! Whether you are new to the autism journey or have been on the journey for several years, there is a place for you at the TACA table. Come join us for coffee and conversation as we help each other to find the answers for our families.
Date: TBA
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Location: Wegmans – 2nd floor
1405 Main St (Rte 611)
Warrington, PA 18976
Driving Directions

Coffee Talk - Newtown Square, PA (or Edgmont)

About: Coffee Talk
A TACA Coffee Talk is where you can come to talk about all things autism! Whether you are new to the autism journey or have been on the journey for several years, there is a place for you at the TACA table. Come join us for coffee and conversation as we help each other to find the answers for our families.
Date: TBA
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Starbucks (Marville / Edgmont Shopping Center)
4855 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073

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Facebook

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

Yahoo!

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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