Illinois

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.

Biomedical Scholarship

TACA is pleased to announce that the medical scholarship fund for families living in Illinois will be made available in 2017. DEADLINE: December 6, 2017. PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 5:00 PM PACIFIC TIME ON 12/6/17. Click here for more information and application.

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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Holiday Fun for Families with Autism

About: Everyone is welcome! Moms, Dads, all the kids, Grandmas and Grandpas!
Activities include: visits and photos with Santa, games, crafts, snacks, goody bags, story time with Santa and more.

*Between 2:30-3:30, children will have a chance to pet, brush, hug, walk with, and take pictures with loving miniature therapy horses from Mane in Heaven.
This event is free to attend, however an RSVP is required. Please RSVP here.

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church
236 W. Crystal Lake Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Driving Directions

Coffee Talk - Plainfield, IL

About: Join us in Plainfield, IL for a TACA Coffee Talk to help parents find information, support and connections with other families. This coffee talk will be moderated by TACA Coffee Talk Mentors with discussion based on the needs of the attendees. No autism topic is off-limits. Come with your questions or plan to share your experience to help others. Moderated by TACA Illinois Mentors. RSVP here to save your spot.
Child care isn't provided for this event.
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Location: Panera Bread
2360 South Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60586
Driving Directions

TAKE AWAY Tips - Surviving the Holidays Coffee Talk - Schaumburg, IL

About: Join us for some take aways tips on how to manage the holiday transitions. We know that holiday gatherings can sometimes be very challenging for the families we serve. TACA coordinators and volunteers have been known to use their own experiences to help other families. So, imagine a low-stress holiday. Imagine peace and quiet, without all the commercial hustle and bustle. Imagine a place where autism is small and peace is big. Imagine not going insane. RSVP here to save your spot.
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Location: Whole Foods Market
750 N. Martingale Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Driving Directions

TAKE AWAY Tips - Surviving the Holidays Coffee Talk - Algonquin, IL

About: Join us for some take aways tips on how to manage the holiday transitions. We know that holiday gatherings can sometimes be very challenging for the families we serve. TACA coordinators and volunteers have been known to use their own experiences to help other families. So, imagine a low-stress holiday. Imagine peace and quiet, without all the commercial hustle and bustle. Imagine a place where autism is small and peace is big. Imagine not going insane. RSVP here to save your spot.
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Location: Daily Projects Cafe
124 S Randall Rd
Algonquin, IL 60102
Driving Directions

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: TBA
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

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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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