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.

Free Online Learning -

Now thru November 30

with Dan Rossignol, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Rossignol will review the evidence for seizures and epileptiform activity in children with autism, including the link between abnormal EEG findings and autism behaviors. He will also discuss normal brain function, the mechanisms of seizures in autism including mitochondrial dysfunction and cerebral folate deficiency, and potential treatments emphasizing these EEG problems are treatable. Dr. Rossignol will also review cerebral folate deficiency (CFD) as this is a potentially reversible cause of autism that is treatable with folinic acid. Tools will be provided which will allow most parents to determine the likelihood of mitochondrial dysfunction in their child as unlikely, possible, probable, or definite.

Free Online Learning -

Now thru November 30

with Dan Rossignol, MD, FAAFP, David Millett, MD and Brad Levy

This presentation will provide an overview of the diagnosis and treatment of seizures and epilepsy, with particular attention to the connections between epilepsy and autism. Specific topics will include: definitions of seizures and epilepsy, elements and role of EEG and other diagnostic tests in patients with autism, typical EEG findings in patients with autism and their implications, as well as the management of epilepsy with medications, diet, surgery, and neurostimulation.

Every Tuesday in November

November 1 @ 10:00 AM PST
November 8 @ 4:00 PM PST
November 15 @ 10:00 AM PST
November 22 @ 4:00 PM PST
November 29 @ 10:00 AM PST

Need live support? Join TACA Support Hours! Each week, TACA Mentors will help families create a plan to connect with resources and TACA programs to create better outcomes in their autism journey. Located in our TACA Connect App, you can find the Virtual Support Hour in the Feature Menu.

November 22

10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST

Dealing with behaviors 24/7? Is your child hyper and impulsive? Using your furniture as a jungle gym? Are they aggressive? Do you have scratches on your arms? Do they hurt themselves? Do you walk on eggshells at home? Trying not to say the wrong thing to avoid the EXPLOSION! Dr. Jared Skowron, MAPS doctor and 20-year functional medicine doctor, will explain the causes of hyperactivity versus aggression. Find out easy ways to understand why your children acts this way, and how to help them.... FAST! Don’t miss this session! This meeting will be held in the TACA Connect app. Please see your email for log-in instructions.

November 26

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

We are excited to join The Community Autism Resources Holiday Bazaar and Resource Fair! Come by and learn more about TACA. Learn more about our programs, get some tips for support, and share some HOPE!

November 26

7:00 PM CST

Have you ALWAYS wanted to take your child to a basketball game!? Well here is an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy! The Autism Hero Project and TACA (The Autism Community in Action) has partnered up with the Windy City Bulls to bring you Windy City Bulls Marvel Super Hero™ Night with PRIME SEATING for just $15! Come hang out with us in your favorite Marvel Super Hero™ Gear. There will be Sensory Suites available if your child needs a break to run around and still enjoy the game! AHP & TACA will have tables, giveaways, and some cool raffles!

November 28

4:30 PM HST / 6:30 PM PST

Families in the West – With the holidays just around the corner life can get so busy! Take some time to connect with other families, ask questions and find support as we get through the next few months together. Whether you want to start brainstorming gifts for your child with autism or need to get ideas on how to occupy all that winter break time, come join us for some great conversation and support. You are welcome to submit questions with your RSVP. Registration will close shortly before the event. An email with the log in information will be sent to you the day of the event.

December 1

6:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Come get the wiggles out at Adrenaline Adventure Park in Fishers. You can let your kids run, jump and climb while enjoying time with other parents. Dinner will be provided: gluten and dairy free! This event is free, but space is limited and an RSVP is required.
Special thanks to Sunwest Mortgage Company, Inc. for sponsoring this event.

December 2

7:00 PM EST

Join TACA New York for Beauty and the Beast on December 2 at 7:00pm as SPAC creates a friendly and supportive environment for children and adults who would benefit from a sensory friendly performance. Tickets are free but an RSVP is required to attend this event. No shows will be responsible for payment of tickets.
Special thanks to Sunwest Mortgage Company, Inc. for sponsoring this event.

December 6

10:00 - 11:00 AM EST

The holidays have arrived and can be a stressful time for autism families. Join the conversation and meet other parents and caregivers to share ideas and support. An RSVP is required to attend this event.

December 6

6:00 - 7:30 PM EST

The holidays have arrived and can be a stressful time for autism families. Join the conversation and meet other parents and caregivers to share ideas and support. An RSVP is required to attend this event.

December 8

10:00 - 11:00 AM EST

The Holidays have arrived and can be a stressful time for autism families. Join the conversation and meet other parents and caregivers to share ideas and support. Soporte en español disponible. An RSVP is required for this event.

December 8

7:00 - 9:00 PM EST

Let’s connect and talk about plans for next year!! Join us with your biggest concerns and topics that interest you or daily struggles you may need help with. An RSVP is required to attend this in person event.

December 9

10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST

Parents with Teens & Adults - Let’s get together virtually with TACA and plan for the Holidays. TACA mentors will be sharing ideas to help your family this holiday season. Ideas including special food, family gatherings, gift ideas for your sensory seeker (or avoider!) and lots more will be shared and discussed. You don’t have to come up with every great idea yourself! Every attendee will receive handouts with Holiday tips and family letter to give to family and friends who might appreciate a little extra detail about how to help your child make the most of this holiday season. Registration will close shortly before the event. An email with the log in information will be sent to you the day of the event.

December 10

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

The Holidays have arrived and it can be a stressful time for autism families. Join TACA NJ to discuss strategies on how to handle the holidays from food, parties and gift giving. An RSVP is required for this event.

December 15

7:00 - 9:00 PM EST

Join TACA Indiana for Taco’s with TACA. Get support, referrals, and suggestions for your most pressing issues. Sharing your experiences with other families on the autism journey will have us all leaving with a lot of HOPE. An RSVP is required to attend this event.

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