Illinois Chapter

TACA Illinois holds Autism Learning Seminars, Coffee Talks and family events throughout the year. Our 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.

Illinois Events

Sunday, August 19

Coffee Talk

3:30 - 5:00 PM
Panera
751 Roosevelt Rd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Come to us with your biggest concerns, topics that interest you or daily struggles you may need help with and in a moderated, roundtable style discussion we will address the hottest issues and pick the brains of families that have been there. Come for referrals, advice, recipes, resources and learn from the experiences of others. We each can’t know everything, but when we come together great things happen!

Thursday, August 23

A Unique Integrated Treatment Approach Addressing Autism

7:00 - 8:30 PM
Neurofeedback & Integrated Therapy Institute
1250 N. Mill St., Suite 102B
Naperville, IL 60563

Speakers: Ajeet Charate, MA, MBBS, LCPC, BCN and Smita Charate, Licensed Physical Therapist

 

The presentation will focus on addressing the following:

-QEEG guided neurofeedback Therapy with LENS and HRV
-Holistic Approach - Brain Gym movement based therapy, Pediatric Yoga, Tai-Chi and mindfulness strategies, play based therapy. Correlation between Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and ADHD
-Parent consultation
The team utilizes pre and post treatment quantitative EEGs and brain map analysis WHICH provides detailed information that aids in making a treatment protocol and treatment plan for: individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, sensory processing disorders and learning problems.

Ajeet Charate graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Argosy University) in 2001 with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. He is a licensed Clinical & Professional counselor and Board Certified in Neurofeedback therapy (BCN). He is also trained as a physician in India and can integrate his medical knowledge with clients presenting problems and have a better understanding of their psychological, behavioral and physical concerns.
Smita Charate has almost 30 years of combined clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics and pediatric rehabilitation treating a wide variety of conditions. Smita has an unique holistic approach which includes Brain Gym movement based therapy, Pediatric Yoga and Tai Chi with a play based therapy approach. She has also developed protocols to treat developmental coordination disorders which has been commonly associated with ADHD.

Wednesday, August 29

Beginning GI Issues and Treatments

9:30 - 11:00 AM
Palatine Public Library
700 N. North Court
Palatine, IL 60067

Dr. Krigsman , MD is renown in our community for his dedication and work to identify and treat GI issues in our kids with ASD! This is hugely important in so many ways ... relieving pain, creating a healthy foundation, and more!

RSVP to save your spot to watch Dr. Krigsman’s recorded presentation from the 2017 TACA conference. With your RSVP and attendance, you will receive a flash drive of presentation notes from the 2017 TACA Conference!
Dr. Krigsman is board certified in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. He has a B.A. from John's Hopkins University and his M.D. from State University of New York at Brooklyn. He is a member of NASPGHAN (North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition).
Dr. Krigsman is a pediatrician and board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist who has evaluated and treated over 1400 children suffering from autism and a variety of gastrointestinal problems.
He maintains offices in both New York City and Austin, TX, is actively involved in clinical research and has presented his findings in peer reviewed journals, scientific meetings and at a congressional hearing dealing with autism and its possible causes.

TBA

Coffee Talk

9:30 - 11:00 AM
Daily Projects
124 S. Randall Rd
Algonquin, IL 60102

TACA Coffee Talks offer time for connecting with other parents. Find out how to make the most of your summer from the experiences of other families. Summer is a great time to start something new for your child, whether it’s the GFCF Diet or a new behavioral strategy or even an outside game. TACA Mentors and Parents offer referrals, advice, shared experiences, recipes and more to help you on this autism journey with your child.

TBA

Coffee Talk

9:45 - 11:15 AM
Panera
(corner of Route 59 and Canton Rd)
2360 South Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60586

A TACA Coffee Talk is where you can come to talk about all things autism! Whether you are new to the autism journey or have been on the journey for several years, there is a place for you at the TACA table. Come join us for coffee and conversation as we help each other to find the answers for our families.

TBA

Coffee Talk

9:30 - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods
750 N. Martingale Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Come to us with your biggest concerns, topics that interest you or daily struggles you may need help with and in a moderated, roundtable style discussion we will address the hottest issues and pick the brains of families that have been there. Come for referrals, advice, recipes, resources and learn from the experiences of others. We each can’t know everything, but when we come together great things happen!

Don't Know Where to Start?

Try our Autism Journey Blueprints!
These were created as a quick introduction reference guide for families on the autism journey.

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