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.

Coordinator: Contact Mary Romaniec
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 18, 2018 Evening Coffee Talk to Kick off the New Year! - Westborough
Come join us as we kick off our New Years plans to find ways to help our children and families. We are honored to host Keriann Kimball, M.Ed., Executive Director for The Whole Child, a family resource that serves all levels of social/emotional development and empowers parents to access to high quality services for children with special needs. Keriann will be discussing some of the services The Whole Child provides, including: family counseling, play-based therapy, behavioral coaching, life skills coaching, social skills coaching, parenting education and consultation, expressive arts, yoga, special education tutoring and homework help and special education advocacy/consultation (trained by the Federation for Children with Special Needs, Boston, MA)

Please bring your questions, concerns and ideas to share. RSVP is requested since weather may be a factor. RSVP here to save your spot.
We will be in the back room, with reservation under TACA.

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Location: Tavolinos Italian Restaurant
33 E. Main Street
Westborough, MA
Driving Directions

January 27, 2018 Coffee Talk - Framingham
Come join us for coffee and conversation as we kick off plans for the New Year to make our families healthier. Bring your questions, concerns and ideas to share. RSVP requested since weather may be a factor. RSVP here.

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Panera Bread
400 Cochituate Road
Framingham, MA
Driving Directions

February 2, 2018 Autism and Special Diets
Have you heard of the gluten-free & dairy free diet for autism? Many have but have so many questions about the "why" and "how" to make the transition. Parents wonder how will they ever get their child to eat different foods?
Where do I even begin with all of the GF options on the market? What will happen when my child is with family or goes to school? Come join a group us for an informative yet casual discussion about the GFCF diet. Talk with other parents who have already started this journey, hear their successes and challenges, and get helpful tips. Parents, grandparents, and interested family members welcomed! RSVP here to save your spot.

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Panera Bread
84 N Dartmouth Mall Dr
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Driving Directions

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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.


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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