Events

Expand Your Possibilities to Gain Support, Education, and Hope

TACA hosts regular events to educate, support, and deliver hope. These TACA events, designed for parents and caregivers of children and people diagnosed with autism, will guide you to the education and support needed to help your family member be the best they can be. We offer a wide variety of both virtual events, and in-person events, allowing families to choose which format suits them best. 

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virtual support & education events

TACA offers monthly virtual parent support and family panel meetings where parents can connect with other autism parents from their home computer or mobile phone.

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upcoming virtual events

February 1, 2023

to February 28, 2023

Virtual Education Event

Monthly Learning Series: GI Issues

TACA will explore GI issues commonly associated with autism this month. Learn more about gastrointestinal…

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February 1, 2023

February 28, 2023

Recorded Virtual Education Event

The Role of Microbiome Testing in Autism

with

Sabine Hazan, MD

via TACA Connect App

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how people interact…

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February 1, 2023

February 28, 2023

Recorded Virtual Education Event

Gut-Brain Axis

with

Sarkis K Mazmanian

via TACA Connect App

This is about how substances produced by the Microbiome may contribute to Autism Spectrum Disorder….

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February 6, 2023

12:00pm PST - 1:00pm PST

Virtual Support Event

Pacific Northwest Virtual Parent Meeting

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via Zoom

TACA Families in the Pacific Northwest! Join us virtually as we talk about all things…

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February 7, 2023

10:00am PST / 1:00am EST

Virtual Support Event

Virtual Support Hour

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via TACA Connect

Each week, TACA Mentors will help families create a plan to connect with resources and…

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February 14, 2023

10:00am PST 1:00pm

Virtual Support Event

Virtual Support Hour

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via TACA Connect App

Each week, TACA Mentors will help families create a plan to connect with resources and…

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February 15, 2023

6:30pm CST / 7:30pm EST

Virtual Support Event

East Virtual Parent Meeting

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via Zoom

Families in the East – Gastrointestinal issues are one of the most common co-occurring medical…

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February 16, 2023

3:30pm HST / 5:30pm PST

Virtual Support Event

West Virtual Parent Meeting

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via Zoom

Families in the West – Gastrointestinal issues are one of the most common co-occurring medical…

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February 21, 2023

10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST

Virtual Support Event

Virtual Support Hour

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via TACA Connect App

Each week, TACA Mentors will help families create a plan to connect with resources and…

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February 22, 2023

4:30pm PST / 7:30pm EST

Virtual Support Event

Teen & Adult Virtual Parent Meeting

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via Zoom

Families with Teens and Adults – Let’s get together virtually with TACA! Together, we’ll share…

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February 24, 2023

4:30pm PST / 7:30pm EST

Virtual Support Event

Family Support Panel: Foundations in GI Issues

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via TACA Connect App

Hear from real TACA families about how they have supported their child through different GI…

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February 28, 2023

10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST

Virtual Support Event

Virtual Support Hour

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via TACA Connect App

Each week, TACA Mentors will help families create a plan to connect with resources and…

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April 1, 2023

to April 28, 2023

Virtual Conference

Take Action Conference Series

via TACA Connect

TACA’s Take Action Conference Series is an entirely new offering for TACA families. This virtual month-long opportunity…

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February 1, 2023

to February 28, 2023

Virtual Education Event

Monthly Learning Series: GI Issues

February 1, 2023

February 28, 2023

Recorded Virtual Education Event

The Role of Microbiome Testing in Autism

with

Sabine Hazan, MD

via TACA Connect App

February 1, 2023

February 28, 2023

Recorded Virtual Education Event

Gut-Brain Axis

with

Sarkis K Mazmanian

via TACA Connect App

February 6, 2023

12:00pm PST - 1:00pm PST

Virtual Support Event

Pacific Northwest Virtual Parent Meeting

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via Zoom

February 7, 2023

10:00am PST / 1:00am EST

Virtual Support Event

Virtual Support Hour

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via TACA Connect

February 14, 2023

10:00am PST 1:00pm

Virtual Support Event

Virtual Support Hour

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via TACA Connect App

February 15, 2023

6:30pm CST / 7:30pm EST

Virtual Support Event

East Virtual Parent Meeting

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via Zoom

February 16, 2023

3:30pm HST / 5:30pm PST

Virtual Support Event

West Virtual Parent Meeting

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via Zoom

February 21, 2023

10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST

Virtual Support Event

Virtual Support Hour

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via TACA Connect App

February 22, 2023

4:30pm PST / 7:30pm EST

Virtual Support Event

Teen & Adult Virtual Parent Meeting

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via Zoom

February 24, 2023

4:30pm PST / 7:30pm EST

Virtual Support Event

Family Support Panel: Foundations in GI Issues

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via TACA Connect App

February 28, 2023

10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST

Virtual Support Event

Virtual Support Hour

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via TACA Connect App

April 1, 2023

to April 28, 2023

Virtual Conference

Take Action Conference Series

via TACA Connect

chapter events

Across the United States, TACA chapters hold meetings, autism learning seminars, coffee talks, and family events throughout the year. Comprised of TACA Parent Volunteers across the country, our coffee talks and family events provide settings where families can informally network, share resources, and speak with seasoned parents.

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upcoming chapter events

February 4, 2023

10:00am EST - 12:00pm EST

In-Person Support Event

New Jersey Chapter – Coffee Talk

Whole Foods

300 Bergen Town Ctr
Paramus, NJ 07652

Join the conversation and meet other parents and caregivers to share information, get fresh ideas,…

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February 9, 2023

7:00pm EST - 9:00pm EST

In-Person Support Event

Maryland Chapter – Coffee Talk

Panera

8125 Ritchie Hwy
Pasadena, MD 21122

Let’s get together to talk about how this year is going. We will brainstorm and…

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February 16, 2023

10:00am EST - 11:00am EST

In-Person Support Event

Virginia Chapter – Coffee Talk

Panera Bread

2400 Prince William Pkwy
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Join the conversation and meet other caregivers to share information, support and resources. Discussion is…

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February 16, 2023

7:00pm EST - 9:00pm EST

In-Person Support Event

Indiana Chapter – TACOS with TACA

Luciana’s

3716 E 82nd St.
Indianapolis IN 46240

Join TACA Indiana for Taco’s with TACA. Get support, referrals, and suggestions for your most…

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February 17, 2023

10:00am CST - 12:00pm CST

In-Person Support Event

Illinois Chapter – Coffee Talk

Whole Foods

750 N Martingale Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Join the conversation and meet other parents and caregivers to share information, get fresh ideas,…

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February 23, 2023

10:00am PST - 12:00pm PST

In-Person Support Event

San Diego Chapter – Coffee Talk

Denny’s

(Cross Street Riverdale)
10430 Friar’s Road
San Diego, CA 92120

Join us for breakfast where we will connect and share experiences and provide support. An…

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February 28, 2023

9:30am PST - 11:30am PST

In-Person Support Event

San Diego Chapter – North County Breakfast Club

Swami’s Cafe - Vista

20 Main St, Suite 100
Vista, CA 92084

Join us as we wrap up February and head into March. February’s monthly topic is…

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February 28, 2023

10:00am EST - 11:30am EST

In-Person Support Event

Virginia Chapter – Coffee Talk

Wegmans

(2nd floor mezzanine, near children’s area)
45131 Columbia Place
Dulles, VA 20166

Let’s get together to talk about how this year is going. We will brainstorm and…

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February 28, 2023

7:00pm CST - 8:30pm CST

In-Person Support Event

Texas Chapter – TACO Tuesday

El Ranchito Restaurant

3517 S. Cooper St.
Arlington, TX 76015

What’s better than TACO Tuesday? A TACA TACO Tuesday! Enjoy some tasty food for a…

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February 4, 2023

10:00am EST - 12:00pm EST

In-Person Support Event

New Jersey Chapter – Coffee Talk

Whole Foods

300 Bergen Town Ctr
Paramus, NJ 07652

February 9, 2023

7:00pm EST - 9:00pm EST

In-Person Support Event

Maryland Chapter – Coffee Talk

Panera

8125 Ritchie Hwy
Pasadena, MD 21122

February 16, 2023

10:00am EST - 11:00am EST

In-Person Support Event

Virginia Chapter – Coffee Talk

Panera Bread

2400 Prince William Pkwy
Woodbridge, VA 22192

February 16, 2023

7:00pm EST - 9:00pm EST

In-Person Support Event

Indiana Chapter – TACOS with TACA

Luciana’s

3716 E 82nd St.
Indianapolis IN 46240

February 17, 2023

10:00am CST - 12:00pm CST

In-Person Support Event

Illinois Chapter – Coffee Talk

Whole Foods

750 N Martingale Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173

February 23, 2023

10:00am PST - 12:00pm PST

In-Person Support Event

San Diego Chapter – Coffee Talk

Denny’s

(Cross Street Riverdale)
10430 Friar’s Road
San Diego, CA 92120

February 28, 2023

9:30am PST - 11:30am PST

In-Person Support Event

San Diego Chapter – North County Breakfast Club

Swami’s Cafe - Vista

20 Main St, Suite 100
Vista, CA 92084

February 28, 2023

10:00am EST - 11:30am EST

In-Person Support Event

Virginia Chapter – Coffee Talk

Wegmans

(2nd floor mezzanine, near children’s area)
45131 Columbia Place
Dulles, VA 20166

February 28, 2023

7:00pm CST - 8:30pm CST

In-Person Support Event

Texas Chapter – TACO Tuesday

El Ranchito Restaurant

3517 S. Cooper St.
Arlington, TX 76015

national events & campaigns

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upcoming national events & campaigns

Fundraising Campaign

Newly Diagnosed Autism Initiative

A starting point for families with newly diagnosed children

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April 1, 2023

to May 31, 2023

Fundraising Campaign

Family & Friends of Autism Fundraiser

Raise awareness and fundraise within your circle of friends and family

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April 1, 2023

to April 30, 2023

Awareness, Education, Support & Fundraising Campaign

Autism Action Month

Awareness, education, support, & fundraising campaign

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April 1, 2023

to April 28, 2023

Virtual Conference

Take Action Conference Series

via TACA Connect

TACA’s Take Action Conference Series is an entirely new offering for TACA families. This virtual month-long opportunity…

Learn More

September 23, 2023

6:00pm PST

National Fundraising Event

17th Annual Ante Up for Autism Gala

The Waterfront Beach Resort

21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA  92648

Ante Up for Autism is a national fundraising event that has generated more than $7…

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Fundraising Campaign

Newly Diagnosed Autism Initiative

April 1, 2023

to May 31, 2023

Fundraising Campaign

Family & Friends of Autism Fundraiser

April 1, 2023

to April 30, 2023

Awareness, Education, Support & Fundraising Campaign

Autism Action Month

April 1, 2023

to April 28, 2023

Virtual Conference

Take Action Conference Series

via TACA Connect

September 23, 2023

6:00pm PST

National Fundraising Event

17th Annual Ante Up for Autism Gala

The Waterfront Beach Resort

21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA  92648

southern california outreach events

TACA’s national headquarters office is located in Irvine, California, and has the capacity to provide extended in-person resources throughout Southern California.

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upcoming outreach events

February 3, 2023

6:30pm PST 10:00pm PST

Family Event

HollyRod Foundation Goes to the Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way,
Long Beach, CA 90802

My Brother Charlie is not just an award winning book, it’s an annual event. We…

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February 5, 2023

3:00pm PST

Southern California Family Event

Romeo and Juliet

Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

600 Town Center Dr
Costa MesaCA

Overview Theirs was a love forbidden, and a love immortal. Experience Prokofiev’s intoxicating, impassioned “Romeo…

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May 6, 2023

to May 7, 2023

Fundraising & Awareness Event

TACA at the OC Marathon

OC Fair & Event Center

88 Fair Dr,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The SDCCU OC Marathon brings together over 23,000 runners and spectators to this annual running…

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June 4, 2023

1:00pm PST - 3:00pm PST

SoCal Family Support Event

Family Carnival

Oak Canyon Park

5305 Santiago Canyon Rd,
Silverado, CA 92676

Join us for a day of community and fun in a secure environment for children,…

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December 2, 2023

10:30am PST - 1:30pm PST

SoCal Family Support Event

Sensitive Santa

Anaheim First Church of the Nazarene

1340 N Candlewood St,
Anaheim, CA 92805

Santa is a busy man this time of year, so make a reservation for the…

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February 3, 2023

6:30pm PST 10:00pm PST

Family Event

HollyRod Foundation Goes to the Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way,
Long Beach, CA 90802

February 5, 2023

3:00pm PST

Southern California Family Event

Romeo and Juliet

Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

600 Town Center Dr
Costa MesaCA

May 6, 2023

to May 7, 2023

Fundraising & Awareness Event

TACA at the OC Marathon

OC Fair & Event Center

88 Fair Dr,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

June 4, 2023

1:00pm PST - 3:00pm PST

SoCal Family Support Event

Family Carnival

Oak Canyon Park

5305 Santiago Canyon Rd,
Silverado, CA 92676

December 2, 2023

10:30am PST - 1:30pm PST

SoCal Family Support Event

Sensitive Santa

Anaheim First Church of the Nazarene

1340 N Candlewood St,
Anaheim, CA 92805

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