Orange County

Come to a TACA Event!

TACA Orange County 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. We even have a resource library of the latest autism books and DVDs/CDs that can be checked out by members at no charge. Come to a TACA Event!

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Coordinators: Contact the Orange County Chapter Coordinators
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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Thank you to our Orange County partners who support us and our local family events.
Beauty Society American Advocacy Group California Psychcare Autism Spectrum Consultants
Mangus Finance Center for Autism & Related Disorders Speech and Language Developent Center Adams & Associates

New Year Coffee Talk and Play - Laguna Hills

About: It's a new year and everyone is hungry for new ideas for their child with autism. Join us with your biggest concerns, topics that interest you or daily struggles you may need help with. 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!
Speakers: Simran Garcia & Michelle Del Rosario
RSVP here to save your spot. Kids can play for $8 during the coffee talk.
Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym
23572 Moulton Pkwy #102
Laguna Hills, CA 92637
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New Year TACA Night and Play - Whittier

About: It's a new year and everyone is hungry for new ideas for their child with autism. Join us with your biggest concerns, topics that interest you or daily struggles you may need help with. 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!
Speaker: Rhyan Soto
RSVP here to save your spot. Kids can play for $7 while parents receive education and support.
Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: We Rock The Spectrum Whittier
15334 Whittier Blvd #10C
Whittier, CA 90603
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Coffee Talk - Laguna Beach, CA - NEW Location!

About: Ringing in 2018! Let's come together and make a master list of goals for the year! It's a new year and everyone is hungry for new ideas for their child with autism. In this workshop style coffee talk, we will tackle your top three and create a plan of action to get you started. Join us with your biggest concerns, topics that interest you or daily struggles you may need help with. Join the conversation and meet other families to share information, get fresh ideas, support and resources.
This Coffee Talk will be moderated by a TACA Coordinator and is for the parents of children/adults with Autism only, sorry no child care available. RSVP here to save your spot.
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Kitchen in the Canyon
845 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Sorry, no childcare offered at this time.

FREE Legal Advice Clinics for TACA Families

About: Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), in collaboration with the Special Education Law Firm (SELF), will be hosting monthly FREE legal advice clinics for TACA families. Services for this clinic will be provided by SELF attorneys and advocates and members of TACA’s ProBono attorney panel. Click here to RSVP and get more information
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: TACA Irvine Office
2222 Martin St. Ste. 140
Irvine, CA 92612
Driving Directions
Sorry, no childcare offered at this time.

Ask the Attorney Coffee Talk - Irvine, CA

About: Do you need questions answered about an IEP? Regional Center?? This Coffee Talk is for you!!! Come get your questions answered directly by special education attorney, Damian Fragoso Esq.

If you would like a 1:1 session instead please RSVP here.

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: TACA Irvine Office
2222 Martin St. Ste. 140
Irvine, CA 92612
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Upon passing the California Bar Exam in 2008 and becoming licensed to practice law, Damian began his own practice, one focused on helping clients dealing with difficult life challenges. Damian’s primary area of practice was in family law, litigating numerous paternity, custody and visitation, child support, and dissolution of marriage cases in California Superior Court throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties. Damian has also represented clients in foreclosure defense, domestic violence restraining order, and criminal defense matters.The philosophy that every person, no matter his or her position or status, deserves a learned advocate when facing adversity is a guiding principle in Damian’s approach to the practice of law. He looks forward to the opportunity to assist families and students with special needs in exercising their rights under the law and fulfilling the promise to them of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Sorry, no childcare offered at this time.

Coffee Talk and Learn: Biomed 101 - Irvine, CA

About: TACA OC is happy to have Dr.Suzanne Goh talk about Biomed 101. Join us as we get our questions answered and learn about biomedical treatments. RSVP here to save your spot.

Dr. Suzanne Goh is a board-certified pediatric behavioral neurologist, a neuroscience researcher, and author. She has dedicated her career to researching and developing therapies for neurological conditions that impact childhood brain development. Specializing in the treatment of autism, she is the founder of Cortica, and creator of the Cortica Care Model.

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: TACA Irvine Office
2222 Martin St. Ste. 140
Irvine, CA 92612
Driving Directions
Sorry, no childcare offered at this time.

Coffee Talk and Play - Whittier

About: It's a new year and everyone is hungry for new ideas for their child with autism. Join us with your biggest concerns, topics that interest you or daily struggles you may need help with. 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!
RSVP here to save your spot.
Kids can play for $7 while parents receive education and support.
Date: Friday, January 19, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: We Rock The Spectrum Whittier
15334 Whittier Blvd #10C
Whittier, CA 90603
Driving Directions

New Year Coffee Talk - Anaheim, CA

About: It's a new year and everyone is hungry for new ideas for their child with autism. Join us with your biggest concerns, topics that interest you or daily struggles you may need help with. 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! RSVP here to save your spot.
Speakers: Simran Garcia and Michelle Del Rosario
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Anaheim First Church of the Nazarene
1340 N. Candlewood St.
Anaheim, CA 92805
right off East St and the 91 freeway.
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Let’s Talk About IEP’s - Laguna Beach Coffee Talk and Learn

About: IEP’s - IEP’s - IEP’s
Learn more about IEP’s so that you can navigate your child’s IEP with more confidence.
Join us as Brian R. Sciacca, Attorney at Law specializing in Special Education, discusses IEP’s. Learn how to maneuver your way through the special education process.
RSVP here to save your spot.

Brian R. Sciacca, Attorney at Law serves children with disabilities and their families in special-education matters.
Sorry no child care available. Lots of FREE parking! We will be in the wine room on the left.

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Kitchen in the Canyon
845 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Driving Directions
Sorry, no childcare offered at this time.

TACA Night - Fullerton, CA

About: Come get hope, help, and support at a parent's night out.
Date: TBA
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Bourbon Street Bar & Grill
110 E Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
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Upcoming Local Events & Activities

AAC Friendship Group

About: If your non-verbal or low-communicating child with autism uses Assistive Technology to communicate, you are welcome to join our AAC Friendship Group.For kids who type to communicate, it's a great opportunity to share thoughts, ideas and feelings on a wide range of topics in a relaxed and supportive environment.So bring your letterboard, your Go-Talk, your Lightwriter, or your Dynawrite and come make some friends!
To RSVP: If you would like more information, please call Karen at (714) 490-3780 or Nancy at (949) 412-0502.
Notes: Children must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or other guardian. We look forward to seeing you there!

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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.”

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