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!

Are you wondering what happens at a TACA meeting? Watch our video.

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

Evening Coffee Talk and Play

About: Closing the Gaps on your child's diet, a beginning diet series. Part 1
We know diet is so important to our kids. Where do we start and what do we do? Let's get started with TACA mom and mentor Ezster as she guides you through healing foods to get you child to their max potential. Join us for Part 1 as we learn the basics of GFCF, where to shop and what do we need. RSVP here to save your spot.
Kids can play for $8.
Date: Monday, July 24, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym
23572 Moulton Pkwy #102
Laguna Hills, CA 92637
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TACA Night - Fullerton, CA

About: Come get hope, help, and support at a parent's night out. RSVP here to save your spot.
Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Bourbon Street Bar & Grill
110 E Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
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Coffee Talk and Play - Laguna Hills

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.
Kids can play for $8.
Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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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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 see more dates and get more information
To reserve a space, click here to RSVP online or call 1-949-640-4401.Please sign up early! We may be unable to accommodate reservations received less than 24 hours prior to the clinic.
2017 dates include: September 14, October 12, November 16
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: TACA Irvine Office
2222 Martin St. Ste. 140
Irvine, CA 92612
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Sorry, no childcare offered at this time.

Coffee Talk and Learn - Irvine, CA

About: Let's Get Organized!
Are you drowning under tons of school paperwork? Do you know what to throw and what to keep. Special Education Law is going to help you out. Bring years worth of recent IEP materials, a 3 inch binder and dividers. We are going to help clean out your IEP folder to keep you organized and ready to go. For $10 we will have binders and dividers available for purchase. RSVP to save your spot.
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: TACA National Office
2222 Martin Rd. Ste 140
Irvine, CA 92612
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Evening Coffee Talk and Play

About: Closing the Gaps on your child's diet, a beginning diet series. Part 2
We know diet is so important to our kids. Where do we start and what do we do? Let's get started with TACA mom and mentor Ezster as she guides you through healing foods to get you child to their max potential. Join us for Part 2 as we learn the basics of GFCF and how to start implementing. RSVP here to save your spot.
Kids can play for $8.
Date: Monday, August 28, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym
23572 Moulton Pkwy #102
Laguna Hills, CA 92637
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National TACA Autism Conference

About: The conference will feature three tracks running simultaneously on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to provide attendees with a variety of topics at every level of experience and knowledge. Friday evening and Saturday evening will feature activities and events to engage parents and help provide networking opportunities to last long after the conference is over.

Speakers include:
Erin Brockovich, Dr. Sarkis Mazmanian, Dr. Robert Naviaux, Dr. Dan Rossignol, Dr. Anju Usman and so many more!

Details and registration: www.tacanow.org/national-taca-autism-conference

Date: October 20-22, 2017
Location: Hilton Orange County Hotel
3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Coffee Talk - Anaheim, CA

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: TBA
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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Coffee Talk and Learn - Irvine, CA

About: A Peek Into Natural Play Therapy: How to add more value to your days through play.
Are you looking for a new way to help your child learn and connect? NPT is a relationship-based approach for all ages and diagnoses. Learn all about Natural Play Therapy with Julie Sando Johnston, Director of Natural Play Therapy and Owner and Founder of Autistically Inclined.
Date: TBA
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: TACA National Office
2222 Martin Rd. Ste 140
Irvine, CA 92612
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TACA Night and Play

About: California Essential Services
Join us as we discuss the services the State of California has to offer to help our children with autism. Come get help and support while your kids play!
Kids can play for $7 while parents receive education and support.
Date: TBA
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 and Play - Whittier, CA

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.
Kids can play for $7 while parents receive education and support.
Date: TBA
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: We Rock The Spectrum Whittier
15334 Whittier Blvd #10C
Whittier, CA 90603
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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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