Events

TACA hosts regular events to educate, support, and deliver hope to families on an autism journey. Many of our education events allow for virtual participation, and we host monthly virtual family meetings to bring support to families regardless of their location.

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June 5, 2022

TACA's Family Carnival

Oak Canyon Park
5305 Santiago Canyon Rd
Silverado, CA 92676

A day of fun and community for families caring for children and youth with special needs (not limited to autism) in a secure and safe environment. There will be plenty of activities to enjoy, including carnival rides, bounce houses, arts and crafts, and sensory activities.

Free Online Learning - Now Thru May 31

with Dawnmarie Gaivin

If you’ve heard about Spelling to Communicate (S2C) and are wondering whether it might help your loved one, please join Dawnmarie for this seminar. S2C is an alternative form of communication (AAC) that teaches individuals with sensory and motor differences the purposeful motor skills needed to point to letters to spell. It’s taught using a hierarchy of verbal and gestural prompts which are faded as the student’s motor skills improve. S2C is a parent driven program, which when practiced frequently at home, will result in progress towards fluent, open communication. Come learn about the method, the science behind it, and answers to the most common questions. After registering, you’ll obtain a free access code to use at a time that works for you.

Free Online Learning - Now Thru May 31

with Dane Fliedner, MD, MPH, FAAP

One of the hallmarks of Autism is disorders of speech, and is a major struggle for many families. Limited speech can be much more than just not hearing our children talk properly. Lack of speech or speech processing can lead to learning challenges, frustration and negative behaviors. While it is not always easy to get children to speak, there are many options to help support your child’s brain to maximize their speaking potential. These will be reviewed in this lecture. After registering, you’ll obtain a free access code to use at a time that works for you.

May 9

3:30 PM HST / 6:30 PM PST

Families in the West – April has been a whirlwind of learning, meeting new families, and lots of HOPE. Let’s get together virtually with TACA and continue to take ACTION. Together, we’ll share questions and challenges to help gather ideas and resources for your journey as well. Sharing your experiences with other families on the autism journey will have us all leaving with a lot of learning and a lot of HOPE! Registration will close shortly before the event. An email with the log in information will be sent to you the day of the event.

May 12

4:30 PM PDT / 7:30 PM EDT

TACA will host a virtual roundtable discussion about speech and communication and autism. Hear from panelists about their families’ experiences with speech and communication issues, therapies, and co-occurring medical conditions. Pre-submit questions on the registration form to learn from non-speaking autism self-advocates and their families. Following the panel discussion, your questions will be discussed during a moderated Q&A session. Registration will close shortly before the event. *Please note: This meeting will be presented via our new TACA Connect app. Details to set up your free account will be provided with the RSVP process.

May 19

12:00 PM PDT / 3:00 PM EDT

TACA Leader and internationally collected contemporary artist Michelle Burt has a treat for TACA families this May! Tune in and connect with other parents to explore what gives you hope in this autism journey. For communication month, we will use art as a tool to discuss our own experiences and learn from families like ours. Prior to the event a PDF will be emailed to you for you to print in advance, and a recommended list of art supplies we know you already have at home! By the end of the hour long meeting you will walk away with inspiration and a piece of art to remind you that you are never alone on this journey. Registration will close shortly before the event. An email with the log in information will be sent to you the day of the event.

May 23

11:00 AM CDT / 12:00 PM EDT

Families in the East – April has been a whirlwind of learning, meeting new families, and lots of HOPE. Let’s get together virtually with TACA and continue to take ACTION. Together, we’ll share questions and challenges to help gather ideas and resources for your journey as well. Sharing your experiences with other families on the autism journey will have us all leaving with a lot of learning and a lot of HOPE! Registration will close shortly before the event. An email with the log in information will be sent to you the day of the event.

May 24

4:30 PM PDT / 7:30 PM EDT

Parents of Teens and Adults – Join us for this virtual presentation about friendship from the perspective of young adults with autism who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). Our guest speakers, Bella, Otto and William, will share about how their friendship as non-speaking AAC users is the same, but different from those who are speakers. Following the presentation there will be a moderated Q&A session. *Please note: This meeting will be presented via our new TACA Connect app. Details to set up your free account will be provided with the RSVP process. 

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