Come to a TACA Event!
TACA Georgia 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.
|Coordinators:||Contact Christi O’Neal, Janey Guined, and Jackie Moore|
|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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|January 23, 2015||TACA Coffee Talk
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!
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
|February 7, 2015||IEP Autism Learning Seminar|
Speakers: Allison Vrolijk, Attorney and Debbie Dobbs, Advocate
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
This event is free, however an RSVP is requested. Please click here to RSVP.
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Identifying and Managing Behavior Problems and the School Discipline Process:
Allison previously worked for the State of Georgia Attorney General’s Office, in the capital litigation and post-conviction criminal litigation sections. There, she filed extensive post-hearing and appellate briefs, litigated habeas corpus petitions both at the state and federal level, and filed oppositions to petitions to the United States Supreme Court. She also previously prosecuted felony cases as an Assistant District Attorney in Gainesville, Georgia. At both of these previous positions, Allison gained extensive courtroom, general litigation and interpersonal experience.
Allison is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Georgia. She is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates and is a graduate of the Georgia Advocacy Office’s Parent Leadership Support Project VIII. She has served on the Board of Ethics of the City of Roswell since January 2011, and has served on the Unified Development Code Committee for the City of Roswell. Allison has previously served as a member of the Board of the International Dyslexia Association, Georgia Branch and currently serves on its Nominations Committee.
The mission of Debbie Dobbs Advocacy, LLC is to advocate for children with special needs to have appropriate educational and financial resources and opportunities. Debbie assists parents by attending school based meetings and helping create a good educational plan. She can help with eligibility meetings, IEP’s, 504’s, manifestation meetings, behavioral intervention plans, and more. Debbie works with families who have children with numerous disabilities including but not limited to autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, emotional and behavioral disorders, mitochondrial disease, Down Syndrome, visually impaired, speech and language disorders, intellectually disabled and food allergies. Debbie is able to work with parents behind the scenes by offering lay advocate advice and guidance. She attends school based meetings such as IEP’s, Eligibility, 504, manifestation determination meetings.
|March 14, 2015||Harlem Globetrotters Team up with TACA
The Harlem Globetrotters are once again teaming up with TACA Georgia. TACA families can purchase tickets at a discounted price of $18.00 (regular $33) for the 2:00 and 7:00pm games. TACA group family seating will be available at the 2:00 pm game so that your family can be seated with other families who understand autism and the challenges that sometimes come on that journey.
Click here for event flyer.
Location: The Arena at Gwinnett Center
RSVP ticket purchase is required. You can purchase your tickets by To order tickets contact Jake Rubin at 800-641-4667 x151 or email your order to: Rubin@harlemglobetrotters.com . Let him know you’re a TACA Georgia family and he will help you out.
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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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