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.

TACA Hawaii Chapter Biomedical Scholarship

Application deadline is April 30, 2017
TACA is pleased to announce that the medical scholarship fund for families living in Hawaii will be made available in 2017. These scholarships will allow families to begin much needed biomedical treatment or to continue biomedical treatment under the care of a trained doctor. We are proud to provide these scholarships and look forward to helping families living in Hawaii in their pursuit of medical treatments. Apply online here.

Here are the upcoming events for the TACA Hawaii Chapter:

Coffee Talk & Learn - Kapolei

Officers from HPD Community Policing Team will present on SMART911 programs that can support families with special needs. The team will discuss issues of concern for families with autism and special needs.

Rosie Rowe will host a Coffee Talk & Learn to talk about all things IEP. If you’ve got IEP questions and need support – this Coffee Talk is for you! A short presentation on IEP tips will be followed by discussion and questions from parents. This Talk will help parents follow up with any questions after the IEP Workshop and the Wrightslaw Conference in Hawaii.
Please RSVP here.

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Registration at 4:15 pm
Location: Easter Seals Napuakea
92-461 Makakilo Drive
Kapolei, HI 96707
Presented by Rosie Rowe, Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii Education and Training Manager
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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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