Come to a TACA Event!

TACA Illinois 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.

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.

Coordinators: Contact Linda Betzold, Johna Sommer and Silvia Martinez
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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Identifying Feeding Issues and Treatment Strategies for Children with Autism

What: This presentation will review the common types of eating issues and the problems that can result because of them. We will help identify possible reasons behind the various eating issues and provide attendees with some basic strategies to address picky eating. In conclusion, we will discuss the “red flags” in which parents should seek outside assistance from a feeding professional for feeding behaviors.

Speaker: Chloe Konrad-Snee

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

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
2500 E. Higgins Road, Suite 870
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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Chloe Konrad-Snee is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Clinical Supervisor with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) in Naperville, Illinois. Chloe received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from DePaul University and her master’s degree in child psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Since joining CARD in 2011, Chloe has transitioned to assisting the Training Department with the development of clinical and supervisory staff in addition to designing and overseeing ABA intervention programs both locally and remotely. Chloe is also currently leading research studies in topics of parent training and biomedical interventions.

Coffee Talk with Yoga for Moms/Dads - Wauconda, IL

About: Come chat anything Autism, enjoy a free 30-minute yoga outside on the farm, and learn about this local organic farm.
You can also shop grass-fed and free range meats and fresh organic produce and fruits!
Bring a yoga mat!

Benita's yoga journey started in 2008. She earned her 200-hour yoga teaching certification in 2015 and is registered through Yoga Alliance. Benita teaches Hatha yoga with a focus on Vinyasa style classes and strives to make her classes accessible to everyone. When she is not on the mat, Benita spends time with her partner and 18-month-old daughter, works as a public relations specialist, and pursues her master's degree at DePaul University.

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

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Farm-Land Wauconda
27451 IL Route 176
Wauconda, IL 60084
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Coffee Talk - Glen Ellyn

What: 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!
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Panera Bread
541 Roosevelt Rd.
(in the Jewel strip mall)
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Directions from your location
For more information contact Erin Micklo

Coffee Talk - Algonquin, IL

About: 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: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: Daily Projects Cafe
124 S Randall Rd
Algonquin, IL 60102
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