Georgia

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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 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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October 11, 2016 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. Free Coffee and Breakfast.
Additional dates in 2016 include: November 15, December 6.

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Atlanta Bread Company
640 W Crossville Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075
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October 14, 2016 Coffee Talk and Learn ~ Let's Talk About Therapies
Speakers: Sandi Rivers, M.Ed., BCBA, Amy Reynolds, M.S., OTR/L, Carly Morris, M.A., CCC/SLP, Clare Page, PT, DPT

What happens when you bring a BCBA, OT, SLP and PT to a TACA Coffee Talk and Learn? Incredible knowledge is shared! This Coffee Talk and Learn is for parents who have questions about what therapies are available, how to know if a therapy is a good fit for their child and tips for working with your child. Save your time and precious resources by hearing from these providers all in one setting.This is a package deal you won’t want to miss. Come hungry! Breakfast and drinks will be provided by Therapyland so you can fuel your body while we feed your brain.

An RSVP is required for this event. Please RSVP here.

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Location: Bistro at ADAiRe
6535 Shiloh Road suite 700
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(Located in the Therapyland Complex)
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sandiSandi Rivers, M.Ed., BCBA
Sandi Rivers has over 17 years experience in the special needs field. Her background includes acting as a teacher of PreK-12th grade special needs, a district autism consultant, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her 10 years as a Behavior Analyst includes in home based and clinic based therapy, parent trainings, service provider trainings and school consultations. She has also worked as a director and consultant for a nationally known non-profit behavioral company. She is instrumental in developing and implementing behavioral programs to teach social, play & leisure, communication, academic and adaptive skills. She strives to continuously implement empirically-based teaching strategies and to educate parents, as well as, school based staff, on these strategies. She strives to work with all disciplines and to teach the “whole child.”

AmyRAmy Reynolds, M.S., OTR/L
Amy obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from Augusta State University in 2002. For years following, she worked in the legal and marketing fields before deciding to pursue her true passion for occupational therapy. Amy graduated with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University in 2011. Her graduate thesis involved revising the kinesthesia subtest of the Sensory Integration Praxis Test to make it more engaging to children. Since graduation, Amy has worked with both children and adults in the outpatient and hospital-based acute care settings. She has extensive experience working with children with diagnoses such as Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Mitochondrial Disease, and orthopedic injuries. Amy makes every effort to engage children with enthusiasm and play to put the “fun” in functional therapy.

CarlyCarly Morris, M.A., CCC/SLP
Carly received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorder from the Pennsylvania State University, followed by Master of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
As a practicing speech therapist, Carly has treated a variety of speech and language disorders and symptoms including autism, Down Syndrome, genetic syndromes, neuro-motor disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, brain injuries, as well as stuttering. Carly is P.R.O.M.P.T, Beckman, and Kauffman trained. She is particularly passionate about feeding and swallowing disorders (sensory, behavioral, and oral-motor based disorders). Her experience includes discontinuation of g-tubes. Carly is also an orofacial myofunctional therapist who coordinates care with orthodontists to create programs to eliminate tongue thrust during swallowing.

ClareClare Page, PT, DPT
In 2015, Clare graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to that, she earned her B.S. in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, from Kennesaw State University. Clare is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has completed research that focused on the best practices to measure physical activity in young children. Clare has completed several clinical rotations in pediatric settings including outpatient, early intervention and hippotherapy with diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, traumatic brain injury, Tetralogy of Fallot and various orthopedic injuries. Clare has a passion for helping children and their families achieve their therapeutic goals.

October 27, 2016 TACA Dad's Night
Being a dad of a child with autism has challenges. TACA Dad's Night is an opportunity to get together with other dads traveling a similar journey. You'll enjoy free appetizers, (non-alcohol) drinks and great company. Whether you are new to the autism journey or have an older child, you’ll be in great company. Ask for the TACA table when you arrive.
A special thank you to Building Bridges Therapy for sponsoring this event to support dads.

An RSVP is requested for this event. Please RSVP here.

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Location: Windward Tavern
5206 McGinnis Ferry Road
Alpharetta, GA
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