Hope Room 1Believe Room 2Achieve Room 3
8:30AM-9:00AM PDTWelcome Address
9:00AM-9:55AM PDTStanding on the Shoulders of Giants- An Introduction to the Ferocious Healing Power of Functional Medicine
with Julie Buckley, MD
An Update on Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders
with Dan Rossignol , MD
Raising the Bar- Using ABA to Help your Child Reach Their Fullest Potential
with Dr. Chelsea Henson, PsyD, BCBA-D and Cindy Underwood, MA, BCBA
10:00AM-10:55AM PDTA New Biomedical Answer to More Language
with Jared Skowron, ND
Mast Cell Activation and Autism
with Theoharis C. Theoharides, BA, MS, MPhil, PhD, MD, FAAAAI
Brain-Based Strategies for Parenting
with Nicole Saylor, PhD
11:00AM-11:55AM PDTFramework for Success: Biomedical Approach and Treatment with IonCleanse for ASDMedical Cannibis and Autism
with David Berger, MD, FAAP
Preparing for Life Beyond School District Services with Arturo Cazares
12:00PM-12:30PM PDTVendor Viewing IonCleanse Sponsor Spotlight
12:30PM-1:25PM PDTSeizures and Epilepsy in Autism
with Dan Rossignol, MD, FAAFP, David Millett, MD and Brad Levy
Utilizing Essential Oils for Inflammation
with Anju Usman Singh, MD, FAAFP, ABIHM, FMAPS
Using ABA to Teach and Develop Social Skills
With Kyle Dow
1:30PM-2:25PM PDTS2C from A to Z: An Overview of Spelling to Communicate
with Dawnmarie Gaivin, RN, AT-ACP, S2C Practitioner
A GI Journey in the Land of ASD
with Arthur Krigsman, MD
Autism and Insurance: ​How to Navigate your Child’s Services
with Dana Crucil, MA, BCBA
2:30PM-2:55PM PDTVendor viewing and Break
3:00PM-3:55PM PDTPANS, PANDAS & Autoimmune Encephalitis: Transforming a Devastating Illness into a Treatable Disorder
with Nancy Hofreuter O'Hara, MD, MPH, FAAP
The Genome of Temple Grandin and Many Others, How They Tell a Complex Tale of Multiple Pathways
with Richard Boles, MD
Family Stories of Hope
with Tracey Hengehold and Yvonne Beck
4:00PM-4:55PM PDTSo Many Questions Around AAC
with Darlene Hanson, MA-CCC, SLP
SIBO: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Implications for Children with Chronic GI Dysfunction
with Julie Logan, DC
Social Security Benefits & Appeal Strategies
with Scarlett K. vonThenen
5:00PM-6:00 PM PDTDietary Approaches to Treating Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroinflammation and Other Autoimmune Issues with Terry Wahls, MD
6:00PM-7:00 PM PDTPhysicians Panel

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Take Advantage of Our $25 Opening Day Registration Sale on Tuesday, July 20th!
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The National TACA Autism Conference - Virtual will feature 3 tracks of LIVE presentations from an incredible line-up of experts, covering all stages and aspects of the autism journey, including:

3 tracks

Speech and communication

Common co-occurring medical issues



Preparing for and navigating adulthood


Accessing support services

And more!

You’ll come away from the conference with new information, strategies, and resources to help maximize your child’s potential and improve their quality of life.

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Extended and improved access to conference presentations:

  • Available through December 31, 2021
  • Transcribed for Closed Captioning in English and Spanish on all lectures

    (starting Oct 27th)

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Increased opportunities to connect and get direct support from:

  • Conference presenters
  • TACA Mentors
  • Conference sponsors and vendors
  • Other families, just like yours, from across the nation!

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Special Conference Events:

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  • Physicians Panel
  • Coffee Talk Day, where attendees can speak with experts one-to-one and ask questions in a round-table format
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