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.


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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Real Help Now PA Conference

About:

Register Now For the 6th Annual Real Help Now Conference presented by TACA Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 13th.  Pre-Conference Kick-Off Events on Friday, May 12th.

 

Two Tracks to Meet Your Needs: Beginner and Advanced.
Look for Sessions on topics like:

Mitochondrial dysfunction  ●  Seizures  ●  GI  ●  

Methylation  ●  Lyme  ●  PANDAS / PANS  ●  Mast cells  ●  


Pre-Conference Events on Friday Include:  

  • Exhibitor Mixer
  • Coffee Talk with the Speakers and TACA Mentors
  • A Special Presentation by Dr. Rossignol:
    Best Practices for Pregnancy and Preconception (see below)

 

Early registrants receive a huge discount.

Download our the Conference Brochure

Learn more and register now on the Help Help Now Webpage.

 

 

 

 

Speakers:

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Dr. Phillip DeMio
 • Kelly Dorfman, M.S., LND • Dr. David Dornfeld •
Dr. Michael Montico • Dr. Nancy O’Hara • Dr. Dan Rossignol  •
Lanier Rossignol, BSN FNP-C 
 • Dr. T.C. Theoharides  • Dr. Anju Usman

Dates: May 12, 2017 - May 13, 1017
Time: Friday Evening and Full Day Saturday
Location: Penn State Great Valley
30 E. Swedesford Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355
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Other transportation
Nearby lodging

 

Special Event: Pre-Conference Kick-Off Events

Preconception and Pregnancy:
Interventions that may reduce or prevent your risk of Autism

About:

Learn about research based best practices to reduce your child’s risk of autism.  This talk is free and open to the public.

Speaker: Dan Rossignol, MD, FAAFP is a board certified family physician. He received his Doctorate of Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Virginia.  Coming from an academic background, Dr. Rossignol searched the medical literature looking for a solution after both of his children were diagnosed with autism.  He has made it his mission to research and publish in autism. Since 2006, he has 55 papers, abstracts, editorials, and book chapters (including those in press) concerning autism and related conditions.

Dr. Rossignol has a special interest in autism spectrum disorders, PANS/PANDAS, cerebral palsy, and related neurological and developmental disorders as well as medically complex children and adults.  Dr. Rossignol is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP) and a Fellow of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (FMAPS). Dr. Rossignol sees patients in both the Florida and California offices.

 

Dates: Friday, March 3, 2017
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

 

Upcoming TACA Monthly Meeting

Reduce Problem Behaviors in Your Toddler or Teen with Autism Now

About:

Most children with autism, regardless of age or ability level struggle with problem behaviors at home, school, and/or in the community. Dr. Mary Barbera, autism mom, Behavior Analyst, and best-selling author of The Verbal Behavior Approach will cover proven strategies you can use immediately to reduce problem behaviors in your child (toddler through teen) or clients with autism. Mary will show videos to demonstrate correct approaches you can use throughout the years and will highlight common mistakes that can hold you and your child back.

Speaker:
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Mary Barbera, PhD, RN, BCBA-D
Autism Mom, Behavior Analyst, Best-Selling Author
MaryBarbera.com
  

Mary is a Registered Nurse and a doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She “fell into the autism world” in 1999 when her first-born son, Lucas was diagnosed with autism. From 2003 - 2010, she was the lead Behavior Analyst for the Pennsylvania Verbal Behavior Project studying the effect of Verbal Behavior Techniques in classrooms throughout the State. In 2007, her book “The Verbal Behavior Approach,” was published with over 50,000 copies sold and it is now available in several languages. Mary has worked directly with hundreds of children on the spectrum and has provided training to thousands of professionals around the world. Since 2015, Mary has focused on providing online courses and her first course “Autism ABA Help: Online Training for Professionals and “Gung-Ho” Parents” has already been completed by hundreds of participants from over 40 countries spanning 6 continents.

For more information and to join Mary on her mission to improve the lives of children and adults with autism around the world, go to MaryBarbera.com.

Dates: Friday, March 3, 2017
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

 

 Monthly Coffee Talks (updated throughout the month)

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 - 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: TBA
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Location: Oxygen Oasis Hyperbaric Wellness Center
848 Town Center Drive
Langhorne, PA 19047
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

Pennsylvania MAPS Scholarships


**Applications are now being accepted for a limited number of TACA Pennsylvania Chapter MAPS Scholarship**

 

Click here for more information and to apply.

 

Need support BETWEEN support group meetings?

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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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