Come to a TACA Meeting and/or Coffee Talk!

TACA Hawaii holds Autism Learning Seminars, Meetings, Coffee Talks and family events throughout the year. Our meetings and 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.

Unless advance arrangements are made, Coffee Talks are for families living with autism only. Providers interested in attending should contact the TACA Coordinator with the request no later than 2 weeks prior to the meeting date.

Here are the upcoming events for the TACA Hawaii Chapter:

TACA Family Night - Trick or Treat!

About: Join us for a Family Night Halloween Party to celebrate together! Come dressed in your Halloween costumes and be ready for fun! Pack your favorite dinner for your family or bring a dish to share. We will be sharing, playing, and eating to celebrate the coming holiday.

Easter Seals Autism Service BCBAs and staff will join families once again to facilitate play games, making friends and more! Sounding Joy will provide exploration of musical instruments, improvisation, singing familiar songs, and movement to music, to promote social interaction, emotional expression, self-esteem, and awareness of the benefits of music therapy.

The ESH Autism Center provides effective, evidence-based, and individualized behavioral therapy and services for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related disabilities and disorders. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs often include intensive Verbal Behavior-Based therapy (VB). The ESH Autism Center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the children we serve and their families.

Sounding Joy Music Therapy is Hawaii’s first and only non-profit organization specializing in music therapy. Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. Some outcomes of music therapy include increased social interaction, increased motor skills, improved cognitive skills, and increased communication. Sounding Joy serves around 200 clients annually on Oahu, Maui, and Big Island.

Child Care: Not Available. An RSVP is required for this event. Please RSVP here.

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Aliamanu Community Center
101 Kauhini Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
Driving Directions

Chapter Information

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 Kiele Pennington
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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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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