Georgia

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.

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the TACA Georgia Chapter, TACA is happy to announce the following scholarship opportunities for the Georgia Chapter.

•TACA Georgia Chapter families have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to see a biomedical doctor of their choice for a maximum of $1500. Also included in this scholarship is an additional $500 for supplements from New Beginnings.
•TACA Georgia Chapter families have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship for a Primitive Reflex Program provided by Precision Chiropractic, 12040 Etris Road, Suite D120, Roswell, GA 30075. Here is their website for more information: precisionchiroga.com
Full scholarship details can be found here: www.tacanow.org/about-taca/taca-scholarships/

 

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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TACA Meeting - Preparing for Adulthood

About: Protecting Your NOW/COMP Waiver Benefits: Appeals, Trusts and Guardians
Speaker: DJ Jeyaram, Esq.

Mr. DJ Jeyaram, Esq., provides legal services to a wide variety of healthcare providers including physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, Medicaid waiver providers as well as special needs families.
Mr. Jeyaram concentrates in healthcare regulatory matters, primarily in administrative appeals, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and program integrity audits and investigations. Mr. Jeyaram's practice also includes assisting clients with Stark, Anti-kickback issues, Certificate of Need (CON), Letters of Non-Reviewability (LNR), acquisition and opposition, as well as negotiating business, employment and contractual relationships between healthcare providers.
In addition, Mr. Jeyaram specializes in special needs trusts, estate planning and Katie Beckett and NOW/COMP appeals.
Mr. Jeyaram has significant experience appearing before the Composite State Medical Board and the Department of Community Health, representing more than 70 providers against state audit and recoupment actions. In addition, he has represented several healthcare providers before the Office of Regulatory Services and the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
Prior to establishing his own practice, Mr. Jeyaram was with large firms' healthcare groups. In addition, Mr. Jeyaram's experience includes serving as the Deputy Director for Legal Services with the Georgia Department of Community Health and as a Georgia Administrative Law Judge with the Office of State Administrative Hearings.
While an Administrative Law Judge, Mr. Jeyaram's cases centered on Medicaid/DCH provider reimbursement, and he had primary responsibility for all healthcare provider litigation including program integrity issues, medical necessity and utilization review.
Today, Mr. Jeyaram focuses on providing legal services for healthcare providers and special needs families. In addition, Mr. Jeyaram serves as a part time Judge for the Gwinnett County Magistrate Court.
Mr. Jeyaram has been recognized in Georgia's Legal Leaders' magazine as a “Top Rated Lawyer.” Further, Mr. Jeyaram has been quoted and featured in several national publications including Business News Daily, Who's Who in Medicaid, Philly.com and Medicaid Part B News. Please RSVP here to save your spot.

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Precision Chiropractic
12040 Etris Road Ste D120
Roswell, GA 30075
Driving Directions

TACA Georgia Meeting - Autism, Girls and Puberty

About: Question and Answer Session with Dr. Julie Buckley
Girls and puberty are tough subjects...add in autism and the challenges make it so much more difficult. This will be an opportunity to get your hard-to-ask questions answered by Dr. Julie Buckley as well as meet other parents raising girls with autism.

Dr. Buckley is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine and of the Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Pediatric Residency Program, Dr. Buckley implemented an integrative/functional medicine approach into her pediatric practice after her daughter regressed into the world of autism at four years of age. In October 2009, she added Breast Cancer Survivor to her resume, using this integrative/functional medicine approach. An international speaker on these topics, she has written Healing Our Autistic Children in 2010 and Your Comprehensive Guide to Breast Cancer in 2013, is founder and President of the HealthyUNow Foundation, and is raising two children with the help of a wonderfully supportive family.
An RSVP is requested for this event. Please RSVP here.

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Therapyland
65050 Shiloh Road, Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Driving Directions

TACA Georgia's 6th Annual Jingle Jamboree

About: SAVE THE DATE!
TACA's Jingle Jamboree will include full use of Let's Roll Skate 'n Full Center (closed to the public). Activities will also include: Meet and Greet with Santa, Arcade Games, Crafts and more. Parents will be allowed on the skating rink in tennis shoes to help your child skate if needed. Attendance is free and RSVP will open in October.
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Let's Roll Skate 'n Fun Center
5065 Piney Grove Rd
Cumming, GA
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The Santa Shuffle 5K/10K and Kids Fun Run for TACA

About: Start your holiday season off right with a little "Shuffle" to support TACA Georgia! Feel free to dress up for this Christmas race. Santa will be at the race so it's also a great opportunity for photos with Santa! Create a team in honor of our child, recruit friends and let's shuffle for autism! Participants will receive a long sleeve race shirt, race medal and a Santa hat plus you support TACA. The race will start and finish at Shiloh Point Elementary School (8145 Majors Rd, Cumming, GA 30041)

Register: In-store at North GA Running Co. or online here at https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Cumming/TheSantaShuffle5k
You can also register race day at Shiloh Point Elementary starting at 6:45am

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Race Times: 5k & 10k at 8:00 am
Kids Fun Run (10 & under) at 9:15 am

TACA Georgia's 2018 Real Help Now Conference

Save the Date!
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 - Evening • Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 - All Day

TACA Georgia’s Real Help Now Conference will feature three tracks running simultaneously to provide attendees with a variety of topics at every level of experience and knowledge.
Online registration will include:
Digital Conference Workbook • Exhibitor Access • Lunch • Snacks • Conference Bag • All Sessions • TACA Mentoring From Parents Just Like You

Additional Conference information and early bird registration coming soon!

 

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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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